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Hey Friends –

How can it be almost mid June? Where does the time go?

We are in the midst of the “lazy days of summer” around here (yeah, right!) – but I did want to stop the madness for a moment and reflect on the simple things I’m grateful for today.

Top 5 Things that I am grateful for this week….
summer sun1. Summer Strategy

We are only four days into summer, but we are off to a great start. I’ve made check lists, guidelines, chore charts, and more – and it is helping BIG TIME.

I’ve had NO mama meltdowns, and instead had lots of peace and order in my home. Yay God!

If you are looking for Summer Strategies, here are some ideas….

r_u_hot-round (2)2. Red Hot Faith – Summer Bible Study

I’m beyond grateful for the chance to teach in West Michigan this summer. Details here.

It’s been so much fun hearing the “buzz” about Red Hot Faith, and the turn out looks fantastic. Thank You, God! Woo Hoo! 

There’s still time to sign up. Come join the fun!

3. ICRS & Speak Up

Bultema Red Hot Faith Shareable Graphic for ICRSI am super blessed to have a number of fun ministry opportunities this month.

I’ll be heading to St. Louis for ICRS in less than two weeks. AHHH! I’m super nervous for a number of reasons – my first time going, my first official “signing”, etc..

Speak-Up-me-and-CarolThat same week, I also am grateful to be a part of the Speak Up Conference. Y’all know this is one of my favorite events every year. I have dear friends flying in from all over the nation, and I can’t wait to hang out and hear what God’s been doing all over the place.
I’ll try and post pics of my travels on my ministry page here. I’d love your prayers. Pretty please?! 🙂


Julie, Maha, Me

Julie, Maha, Me

4. Great Friends

What a blessing to journey alongside so many amazing, caring, fun women!!

Last month was hell (am I allowed to say that on my blog? Sorry, it was.)

Even in the midst of difficult circumstances, my sweet friend bless and encourage me, and fill my life with such JOY! I’m so thankful for the amazing women God has brought into my life (and I’m grateful we made it through most of the hard family stuff).

5. Filming Fun

I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to do some filming with RBC Ministries for Red Hot Faith recently. My sweet friend Julie came over and did my “stage make-up.” Here’s a fun video we made early in the AM (and yes, this is what I really look like.)

(You can un-mute the video in the top left corner. Anyone else love making Vine movies?!)


Video promo for Red Hot Faith

Video promo for Red Hot Faith

And here’s a shot of me on location. Thank You, God for make-up. 🙂

What about for you?? What are you Thankful for today?? I’d love to hear from you!!!

THANK YOU, dear one, for stopping by *She Sparkles*.

May God bless you and fill you with His fullness of *JOY*!!!

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