A Note to New Moms I had a friend tell me about a relative of hers that was struggling with two kids under two years old. I had been ruminating about writing an encouraging article on this topic, so I decided to go for it. My first two kids are sixteen months apart. Since God […]
Around this time I had one of those *special* days where personal stuff with my family compounded with an extremely untimely diaper blowout and ended in me snapping at my husband, confirming my emotional failure for the day. All in all, for about five days, I lived almost as if God’s work in me had never happened. I knew I was still free, that the Holy Spirit had still blessed me, but this test I failed.
“Whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” Romans 14:23 I never called it “anxiety” until it was gone. In fact, I justified it: I had three small kids, one with autism, and I was a WAHM. Obviously, I was stressed out! People around me justified it also. “I don’t know how you do it.” Not […]
“Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matt. 6:33 My husband and I have been in ministry for years, even before we met. We’ve always known that we would have children, and that we would be serving in church in some capacity. I studied […]
“For we are God’s handwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 The cliché that motherhood is rewarding yet challenging seems trite, but it’s true. The specific challenge I’ve faced in this season of my mommyhood is that all day long I’m constantly […]
Is there something you’ve been waiting for for a long time? Maybe it’s your future husband, or some medical breakthrough, or an advancement in your career. Maybe you’ve been trying unsuccessfully to have a baby. Or maybe you have a dream – some passion that’s been smoldering inside of you since you were young. Sometimes […]
“My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.” Psalm 119:20 1. Get a Bible reading plan There’s an excellent Bible app called “YouVersion” that lets you pick a variety of plans, anywhere from a 7 day plan to a year-long plan. You can even opt to have a daily reminder. It […]
“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:10 Being a mom is fantastic. Nothing like having little tiny look-alikes who think you’re the best thing since sliced bread. And who need you […]