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a touch of pearl {celebrating women in may}

celebrating women doing their God-given thing

{for the month of may, i’m highlighting a few women who are gaining confidence in who God has created them to be and displaying it so through different means. for some, it was born out of cause. for others, it was there since birth. and some, it’s the season of life they are in. and they are sharing their stories here this month! join me in celebrating them and that’s not all…they want to celebrate you! a giveaway on each blogpost through the month of may! make sure you leave a comment the day or the day following the post, for that’s what enters you in the drawing. winners will be announced on the following post} {congrats to rachel lundy, winner of the ugandan scarf from previous post}



help me celebrate a mom from oklahoma and her 22 daughters

Ete-sen! (hello!) my name is Courtney Bullard and I currently reside in Jenks, Oklahoma with my husband Steve of 11 years. We have 22 daughters! I had two the ole’ fashion way and the other 20 live in Ghana at The Pearl House. I feel that one day I will look back and think, wow, those were the best times of my life! I love watching my daughters grow and be extraordinary on a daily basis. I love when my husband and I dream together! And I love having a heart to heart conversation with dear friends (perferrably over a cup of Starbucks’ no water Chai Tea Latte). I am so thankful.

People ask, “Why did you start a home in Africa for girls you had never met?” And my answer is simply, “I just love Jesus that much.” You see, Jesus is my everything and even before He ask something of me my answer is yes. Why? Because walking in obedience with The One who made you, formed you, knows you better than you know yourself, and loves you despite all of your flaws – it is the greatest relationship anyone could have.


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this mom? {courtney’s story}

Are You Sure You Have the Right Woman, God?

I currently live in Jenks, OK with my husband, my 3 year old daughter, and am anxiously waiting to meet my second daughter in one month. No matter how many kids you have, whether you have kids, or if you are single or married with no kids – women are amazing!  We are the world’s greatest multi-taskers, we are nuturers, caretakers, compassionate, and strong.  As for me, I am trying to balance the daily duties of caring for my 3 year old, being a wife of a youth minister, and running a ministry (I.D. Ministries) for teenage girls.  Not to mention trying to keep my house halfway clean, picked up and food on the table that doesn’t consist of a frozen pizza everynight.  (hint:  I once heard a tip to use Windex on your glass table, screen door, etc. once a day so when people come over they will smell it and think you have cleaned).  I have found myself often quoting Ephesians 6:7, “Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”  Even as I am unloading the dishwasher, scrubbing a stain out of my daughters shirt, or picking up Yucky Charms off the floor, I am saying this truth.

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i’m taking the liberty of celebrating all women today on the verge of mother’s day. for we all came from our mother’s womb and have a purpose for the life we’ve been given. as women, i believe strongly that a part of the purpose is to interact with those who are steps ahead and hold out hands to those who are steps behind.

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