Christa Threlfall from Brown Sugar Toast asked me to contribute to her blog series on Lies Moms Believe, and this is one of the first lies that came to my mind because I’ve seen its devastation wreck its havoc in families. See if you can relate…
We might not ever really let the words come out of our mouths, but moms can often feel entitled to something from their child from the time they’re young or especially into their adult years. From appreciation, obedience, or regular calls and visits, we can have expectations that don’t line up with the kind of love our heavenly Father has for us. It’s a lie to think that they owe us anything! I’ve watched this lie choke my own heart at times, and I’ve seen other moms suffer the agony of this lie that destroys healthy relationships.
You can read the article here on Christa’s blog, and you’ll find the remedy of the Truth that we need to apply in order to be fulfilled instead.
After you read, why not come back here and leave a comment about whether you ever feel tempted to believe this lie, and if so, in what way?
Refresh your heart with truth, Mom!
This weekend brings a day of recognition for worthy people – mothers. I am blessed to be a mom,
and I have the blessing of having a terrific mother, but the Lord’s brought to my mind that Mother’s Day, though special, is a day that also brings a sundry of emotions.
Continue reading “The Bitter-sweetness of Mother’s Day”
The week before Easter was one of those overwhelming kind of weeks. There was so much to do, so much to prepare for, so much to finish up – on top of all my normal daily routines. I felt like I needed to jump out of bed and start to work in order to accomplish it all! I wondered as perhaps you often do –
How am I supposed to get everything done and still have time in God’s Word?
That question truly drove me to my knees in prayer, because I knew there was no way that I could come up with a plan that would work. Yes, I added one more “thing to do” by stopping at my chair to read God’s Word, then drop on my knees to talk to the Lord about my busy day/week. Continue reading “How Am I Supposed To Get Everything Done?”
If you’ve been a mom for more than a day you know it’s exhilarating and exhausting, fun and frustrating, joyful and jolting, breathtaking and back breaking – sometimes all in the span of 24 hours!
On my frustrating mommy days, it was helpful for me to get my focus. Why was I doing this? What is my goal? Where am I headed? What am I supposed to do each day? It’s all in God’s Word and I found Proverbs 10:4 convicting and Deuteronomy 6:4-8 especially helpful.
This video will tell you what I gleaned from these passages about how to survive the roller coaster of motherhood!
When are you most likely to want to turn in your “Mommy Badge?”
Refresh your role by reminding yourself of God’s plan for this season,
Sticky floors, piles of laundry, emotional meltdowns, food battles, dirty diapers, frequent illnesses, limited outside activities, bedtime squabbles and marital strain all point to one thing —-
an overwhelmed mom.
Did I just describe you? How did I do it? I’ve been there. I remember the days of wondering Continue reading “Six Suggestions for Stressed-Out Moms”