Hey, Mama! You gotta know this: they will utterly fail sometimes. Your children are a work in progress, so resist the temptation to think they have arrived. You are setting yourself up for disappointment or even anger if you do. Think about your own walk with the Lord. He is the perfect Parent. There
Hey, Mama! God’s Word promises us trials. Some of us know a little too well what those are (or so we think). They are tests, spiritual ones, that God uses to grow us into Christ’s likeness… provided we don’t resist the lesson and avoid what He’s attempting to show us. If we do, we
Hey, Mama! What do you think about God’s provision? When comparing it to the way you and your husband provide for your own children, does it measure up? It is very easy to fall into the trap of thinking “Where is God? Why won’t He provide?” when in actuality, you may be asking for
Do your kids squabble? Does it drive you bananas when they fight, non-stop? When they were babies, I just couldn’t wait for them to be big enough to interact and play with their older siblings. It would be so cute! They’d be best friends, and love each other, get along famously, and the older
Have you considered what the “joy of the Bible” really is? Some might say that it means you are happy. Or, that it’s the “absence of sadness.” Sometimes you have joy, other times you don’t. If it’s a lucky or good day, you might. But God’s Word speaks of joy very differently. For the
Did you forget? Your great God and Savior is sovereign. Things can appear one way, and by all human logic and understanding you may be seeing or hearing an insurmountable “no,” or believing something to be a “done deal.” But we cannot forget the “God factor.” It changes everything. It upsets the apple cart.
What does homeschooling mean to you? Are you doing it because it’s a current popular trend or just convenient? Maybe you travel a lot or your kids have special needs? Is it just a means to an end? Were your children being bullied in public school and you thought this would be the solution?
Hey Mama, When it’s all falling apart around you, stop and be still. Just stop for a moment and re-group, reset the button. You’re allowed to do that. No one is standing over you with a whip (except yourself). Knock that off, OK? What will your advice be to your daughter or daughter-in-law ten years