If you have young children you might get nervous when there is silence. I know I do. Usually when there is silence it means my son is building something and my daughter has found the washi tape and is taping her room. Or it means they have made chocolate milk by themselves and I find … Continue reading Mothering on a Mission: Embrace the Silence
Paul Tripp recently wrote the following in a blog about parenting: As a parent, recognizing what you’re unable to do is essential to good parenting. God hasn’t called us to be parents because we have the power to change our children. Here’s the thing that every parent needs to reconcile in their heart: We have … Continue reading Mothering on a Mission: Embrace Grace
By reading this title and the previous title you might think unplanned and chaos are the same things. They are not. Embracing the unplanned is being flexible, chaos is cRaZy train time. When I found out I was pregnant with Harper a woman at church told me her kids were 18 months apart and, "Don't … Continue reading Mothering on a Mission: Embrace the Chaos
This month I will celebrate my 7 year anniversary of being a mother. Our son was born in October 2009. After eight years of marriage we decided it was time to produce offspring and God immediately saw fit to give us Eli. Since Eli was such a breeze we decided to produce another offspring and … Continue reading Mothering on a Mission: Embrace the Unplanned
Hebrews 6: 13-20 says, 13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”[a]15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. 16 People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the … Continue reading The Certainty of God’s Promises?
Romans chapter 5 has a heading that seems lofty at first glance: Peace with God Though Faith. Can we really have peace with God by simply having faith? Of course that is a loaded question. None of that seems easy. In typical human fashion we do sometimes make things too difficult and this might be … Continue reading Praying for Those Who Stray [Part 4]
Chapter 4 reminds us that Abraham, the great forefather of our faith (and Jewish history) was a good guy but verse 12 says, "For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith." Pray that God takes … Continue reading Praying for Those Who Stray [Part 3]