My name is April Thomas and I love meeting new people. Maybe it’s because I enjoy making folks laugh and those closest to me are likely tired of my stand up comic routines. I’m kinda known for telling stories and having an “amazing” sense of humor. (I own a dinosaur costume and wear it whenever possible.) I also love Jesus so being able to combine these things to encourage others is a joy!
As a mom of four now grown kids, I have a passion for encouraging moms of all stages from busy young moms like I was to empty nester moms like I am now. So often moms pour everything they have into the home and family only to find themselves drained and ready to snap. Other times they feel like they are screwing up their kids in epic ways. #beenthere
I provide funny devotionals to give you a fun break in the day and a few minutes with Jesus. I’m no pastor, theologian, or professor. I’m simply a mom who loves to laugh and encourage others. If me sharing some hilarious story that happened to me and what I learned from it can help you go about the rest of your day with a little more enthusiasm and energy, well, that’s pretty awesome.
You’ll hear a lot about my family as we chat together. I married my amazing husband Eric in 2003 after meeting him online. At the time I was a single, divorced mom of two kids under age 4. He was a single divorced father of two teenagers. We’re now a blended family of six… his two + my two = us. Our story is my favorite and I’ll share it with you one day if we grab coffee together. #itsagoodone
And now two of our kids are married. Our fam is growing… Thomas party of 8!
I’m no longer a busy working mom shuttling kids to activities or helping with homework. I loved those days even when I wanted to pull my hair out waiting for a kid in a dark school parking lot. Oh, and I was always tired. I bet you can relate. #busymomsunite
Now my four kids are running their own circuses. My role is less chauffeur and more friend. Sometimes it’s “dogsitter”, which is mind-blowing if you know me well enough. While this stage is quite rewarding, sometimes I still feel lost and without purpose. I bet you do too. #emptynestersclub
Through it all, God uses the unusual, hilarious and sometimes humiliating moments of my life to reveal something helpful and encouraging. Sometimes it’s motivational and sometimes it’s correction and other times it’s just plain funny. So take ten minutes for yourself and join me. Let’s laugh together and find a little bit of Jesus while we’re at it.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6