Category Archives: motherhood

motherhood-category-page By 7am if I’m still in bed, it’s only been half asleep listening to my children get their own cereal.

 Exhaustion is often the only sure item on the menu for the day.

As wise woman, with most of her children away at college, once told me as she longingly looked on at the chaos of all my children eating donuts after our church service one Sunday morning , “The days are long, but the years are short.”  

Doesn’t that just sum up motherhood!?!?!?!  You can’t wait until bedtime, yet you can’t believe your oldest is 8!!  Where have the years gone and why won’t bedtime come faster?!!

I have encouraging news!!!

There is joy and fulfillment to be found in motherhood!!! For years I didn’t believe it, but it’s true!! God will use our children (and husbands) to bring us closer to God and bring us into abundant life!!

Don’t believe the lies of the world telling you, you are getting the raw end of the deal. You are living the most amazing season of your life, today!!!  

Be A Better Mom Monday |A Month of Spring “Cleaning”

April is going to be our month of “spring cleaning!”  Join us as we clean house, eat clean and even sweep some skeletons out of the closet.  Today I’m going to talk about ways your kids can REALLY help you clean and how our attitude toward cleaning needs to be in the correct perspective.  My children are 5, 3, 2 and 10 months old. I honestly don’t expect much from them, however, I’ve seen some ways other moms include their young ones in their housework and I’m impressed.  I’ve incorporated a few of my own and I’m just dying to…

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Be a Better Mom Monday |40 Days of Prayer | Day 36: Their Choices

Dear Lord, Even from a very young age I can see the choices being made in the minds of my children.  They decide and they contemplate. They are curious and often times unknowing. Please help us to teach them how to make wise choices. Let them always seek to please you with every decision they make.  May they realize from an early age, all choices have consequences, whether good or bad. Please let them be more wise than foolish. Let them think before they respond and think before they act. May they always choose to return evil with kindness. May…

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Be a Better Mom Monday |40 Days of Prayer | Day 36: Their Choices

Dear Lord, Even from a very young age I can see the choices being made in the minds of my children.  They decide and they contemplate. They are curious and often times unknowing. Please help us to teach them how to make wise choices. Let them always seek to please you with every decision they make.  May they realize from an early age, all choices have consequences, whether good or bad. Please let them be more wise than foolish. Let them think before they respond and think before they act. May they always choose to return evil with kindness. May…

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Be a Better Mom Monday |40 Days of Prayer | Day 29: Their Education

My children’s education is important to me, not because I want them to grow up and have great jobs, but because I know the value of knowledge and wisdom in making life choices. Because we have chosen to home school, occasionally I let myself get overwhelmed with the idea the weight of their success as human beings is on my shoulders. We are not only parenting but educating them which is not widely acceptable in our culture today. What a huge responsibility!!! I will never be able to accuse the public school system of ruining my child.  😉 Seriously though,…

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40 Days of Prayer | Day 16: Christian Women

God’s timing is so funny. I have to share this story. I spent too much time last night upset over a recent Facebook post. Quick Background: Many young (not legally allowed to consume alcohol) women at our church  are engaged and getting married. There is this tiny part of me sad for what they will not experience with the Lord outside of marriage in adulthood. I want to scream “YOU AREN’T GOING TO GET THIS TIME BACK!!” One young lady I love keeps posting comments about not being engaged and wanting to be married.  Actual Event: I post this: to…

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Be A Better Mom Monday | 40 Days of Prayer | Day 15: My Girls | Praying for my Daughters

  My heart is overwhelmed when I look at my daughters. So much, I want for them to embrace all the Lord has for them from a young age.  Even now, at 2 years old and 9 months old, their futures often occupy my prayers.   Dearest Heavenly Father, May my daughters always know the love of both their earthly father and their heavenly Father with complete security. May they always trust truth over emotions. From a young age, let them learn when to be quiet and when to speak. Give them servants hearts, please. Please let them have a…

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40 Days of Prayer | The Babies in the Bellies |Pregnant Women |New Moms |Mothers with Newborns

Listening to a friend have morning prayer time with her children one day I noticed she prayed for pregnant women who are deciding whether or not to keep their babies.  It changed my prayer life. We pray for those women daily now too…and happily pregnant women…and new moms.   Basically, I’m praying for babies…and mommies.   Lord, first I want to ask you would be with the women I love who are pregnant. Give them healthy babies, strong bodies and the energy they need to accomplish all the tasks before them today.  Help them to make healthy eating habits and…

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40 Days of Prayer | The Babies in the Bellies |Pregnant Women |New Moms |Mothers with Newborns

Listening to a friend have morning prayer time with her children one day I noticed she prayed for pregnant women who are deciding whether or not to keep their babies.  It changed my prayer life. We pray for those women daily now too…and happily pregnant women…and new moms.   Basically, I’m praying for babies…and mommies.   Lord, first I want to ask you would be with the women I love who are pregnant. Give them healthy babies, strong bodies and the energy they need to accomplish all the tasks before them today.  Help them to make healthy eating habits and…

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Be a Better Mom Monday | 40 Days of Prayer | Day 8: My boys

Please God, give me wisdom in raising these boys. Give me the wisdom to know how to cultivate their innate desire to provide and protect. Teach me how to train them to honor you in all circumstances leading people toward Christ and not down a path toward hell.  Let me example gentleness and kindness toward them that they might learn to be gentle and kind and seek after women who have such lovely qualities. Let me be the kind of mom I want to see raise my grandchildren.  Help me to never undermine their father’s leadership. Help me to always…

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40 Days of Prayer | Day 7: Fatherless

I suppose  “orphans” isn’t really a politically correct word anymore.  Perhaps “fatherless” pushes a few buttons as well, and doesn’t quite convey the proper term, but today I want to lift up those children in our country and the world who don’t have mommies AND daddies to love them everyday of their lives.  Dearest Heavenly Father, You know my heart for the children who need love, practical love that provides food, shelter and a loving family to depend on.  There are so many little ones who don’t have loving parents. There are so many who don’t have any parents. There…

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