Hi! I'm so glad you found this blog! We'd love to get to know you. Here's a little bit about us. My husband and I have the privilege of raising six rambunctious Pope kids. All are high energy and constantly enthusiastic (which is exhausting, but is such a JOY). Family is my first and most important ministry and an extremely valuable investment into the future. I haven't always thought this way. My husband directs a Christian sports camp for urban youth called Citikidz, which is the urban ministry initiative of Summer's Best Two Weeks. This is the other place we invest most of our time and energy, especially in the summers. We have over 26 years of ministry experience combined and 18 of those combined years have been specifically focused on urban youth. We are passionate about pulling out of others what God has put in them and helping others realize their potential in Christ. We love sports and competition, and we believe in having FUN in all things! The Citikidz Blog is here if you'd like to check it out.
This idea of raising a family of 2 boys and 4 girls with my husband and Jesus as the center is an exciting and challenging journey for me. I aim to raise my children on Christ centered principles and it's my goal to model His love to them. We want to encourage others to do the same! I mess up daily and if I could sum up life at this point, it is exactly that: a beautiful mess. I'm more aware of my brokenness every day and yet even more aware of how Christ's strength is made perfect in my weakness.
"And He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you for my strength is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 2 Corinthians 12:9
Here's what you can expect to find here:
*Tips on how to incorporate scripture into every day living
*Tips on Chemical free living, health and wellness
*Encouragement in Christ centered living
*Personal stories and processes that have helped me know myself and grow
*Lessons from God's word that He's currently teaching me or has taught me in the past