We have been forgiven. The price has been paid. We are called to forgive others as well. But do you forgive yourself? Whoa? What? Forgive ourselves? For past mistakes and sins. If you have asked forgiveness the slate has been wiped clean. But have you forgiven yourself? Do you live in tormented by some long… Continue reading The Power of Forgiveness
Overwhelmed? Anxious? Trying to tame the beast? Feel like your life is out of control? Trust me I have been there. You are not alone. Life gets that way. At least for me it does. I feel like I have somewhat borderline OCDish (that’s a word, right?) tendencies because I like to have things perfect… Continue reading Anxiety controlling you?
The clang clang clang of soaked winter gear in the the dryer is deafening. The sun is shining in through all the windows. Two children napping and three resting after an afternoon of playing outside. Three giggling girls came in soaking wet all the way to the skin from their playing. They came in the… Continue reading You are Not Alone
Even though this picture is from two years ago, I still remember the day clearly. It was a hot summer day and things were not going my way at all. I was cranky and frustrated with the children because nobody seemed to be listening. However, by the time nap time rolled around I had… Continue reading A picture is worth a thousand words
We are on day three of dealing with sick children. Sickness from both ends. Middle of the night vomiting. Dirty sheets, numerous baths, and stained pillows. My washing machine has been running non-stop for three days. One urgent care visit. Antibiotics and painkillers for one child. Only one child attended school today, while five are… Continue reading Glory in the midst of the chaos
“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galations 1:10 (NIV) Who shall I serve? Who am I aiming to please? “No one can serve two masters. Either you… Continue reading Aiming to please
Respect is to be in awe of, to revere, to reverence or treat someone special. Respect in Marriage In Ephesians 5:33 Paul wrote about respect, stating that “…..the wife (must see to it) that she respects, and delights in her husband (that she notices and prefers him and treats him with loving concern, treasuring him,… Continue reading Biblical Marriage: Four Ways to Show Respect to Your Husband
Follow Your Heart My husband told me many years ago that I was a ‘control freak’ because I would try to fix everything. When he told me that I remember being deeply offended. Did he not know that I knew what was best for everybody (insert sarcasm)? Because of how I felt, I believed I… Continue reading Trusting God When Things Don’t Go Your Way
As mothers and wives, and the keepers of our home, we hold the heart of our home in our hands. Through our prayers, actions, and guidance we help shape and mold who lives within the four walls of our home. We must also remember that even though we can have a lot of influence, that… Continue reading Proverbs 14:1: Home Builder or Home Wrecker?
Prayer You probably have seen the movie War Room and are familiar with its theme on the power of prayer. In the movie, Miss Clara (one of the main characters) shows Elizabeth a special closet she has dedicated to praying and calls it her “War Room” because as she puts it, “In order to stand up… Continue reading War Room: Where Do You Pray?