Marriage

WILL I SURVIVE THIS THING CALLED MOTHERHOOD?

MOM! MOM! MOM! Kid #1 “Mom, mom, mommy” Kid #3 interrupting kid #1, “MOM!” Kid #6 “Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy” (interrupting all the others) Me:” Quit mommying me to death.” Kid #1 “Mom?” Me: “I changed my name. I will no longer answer to anything you previously called me.” Kids: “To what? Mommy, mom, mother,… Continue reading WILL I SURVIVE THIS THING CALLED MOTHERHOOD?

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A Father’s Love is Priceless

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“Daddy wuv’s me”….said, my two-year-old daughter, as she sighed contentedly in my arms.  This baby girl’s entire world is her Daddy.

(This post was written over two years ago when my little girl was two. Now that she is almost five, she still says “My Daddy wuv’s me” (her l’s are w’s) and it is most precious thing to hear.)

Of course, she loves me, too, but not in the way a little girl should love her Daddy.  She feels secure in his arms. She giggles when he throws her up in the air. Daily she waits at the door watching through the window for his return home from work.  The world revolves around her Daddy. He offers her security and love. She has faith that he will be there for her daily, when she gets hurt, or if she needs help.

I can reflect upon my relationship with my own father and know that I was fortunate because I had a father who spent hours listening to me and answering my endless questions. My own father took the time to share his faith with me and teach me things. I remember sitting in the garage as a child watching him as he used the lathe while he worked on a wood project. I remember it being cold in the garage, but I was content just to be in his presence. I do not remember what we talked about, but I do remember that moment very vividly.

Today I can see that same type of relationship developing between my own daughters and their father.  I have seen their confidence grow as he teaches them life skills with patience that I could only dream of having.

Time with their father is a coveted trophy in this household, which is often difficult with five daughters and one son.  Through the doting eye of their father, my daughters have grown in their self-confidence and own self-image.  They believe they can do anything they set their mind to because their father believes in each and every one of them. They are secure in their place in the world.

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While my daughters and I were both blessed with wonderful earthly fathers not all children have had that opportunity. The statistics are depressing to read regarding children with whom have had no father figure’s present or negative experiences with their fathers.

However, there is hope.  Hope that comes from our eternal Father in heaven.

In 2 Thessalonians 2:16 it is stated that God, our Father in heaven, loves us and offers us eternal encouragement and good hope. The Lord, our Father, loves you and I. He wants us to know that, believe that, and trust in that.

Your earthly father may have abandoned you or disappointed you or even hurt you in some way but your heavenly Father won’t.

He wants to have a relationship with you, His beloved child.  In 1 John 3:1 it is stated for you to “see what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! …..”


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Are You a People Pleaser?

We have all been rejected.  It hurts. Some rejections are easier to get over than others. Rejection stinks.  Nobody wants to be rejected, but if you are a people-pleaser like me it can make the ‘offense’ so much worse. People-pleasers tend to dwell on things that don’t matter in the long run. I hash over details… Continue reading Are You a People Pleaser?

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Death of a child: Letter to My Son

It has been four years since I have last held you my precious son….. David Even though it was four years ago I can clearly remember the last few minutes of your life. Your breathing had become labored making it more difficult for you to breathe. The tone of your skin was turning blue due… Continue reading Death of a child: Letter to My Son

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Why Christians Need to Stop Being Hypocrites

Procrastination You know that feeling when things pile up and you push them away, saying “I’ll do it another day?” Then you don’t get to it that next day either. Pretty soon, what could have been done in an hour or two is now a bigger issue. It is called procrastination. Procrastination is the act… Continue reading Why Christians Need to Stop Being Hypocrites

Biblical womanhood · Encouragement

How to Become a Better Listener

  11 Tips to Help You Become a Better Listener Have you ever sat completely enamored while somebody told a story and were amazed at their ability to weave the details together? It was probably easy to listen at that point because you’re being entertained. But what about listening in those moments that are not… Continue reading How to Become a Better Listener

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Mommylicious, Chief Receiver of Complaints

My day began when the baby dropped an entire cup of Cheerios all over our stairs. Because I was busy making breakfast,  I gave the broom and dust pan to my nine year old son and had asked him to sweep it up. Ten minutes later my son was in the kitchen, sitting on the bar… Continue reading Mommylicious, Chief Receiver of Complaints

Marriage

Learning to Be Still When You’re Always in a Hurry

Life is busy. Life can become chaotic. Too much busyness can cause stress. Stress is not healthy for your mental, emotional, physical, or your spiritual health. How do you unwind? Run? Eat? Pray? Read? Talk to somebody? Sleep? Even in trying to unwind you are still doing something. How often do you sit still? No… Continue reading Learning to Be Still When You’re Always in a Hurry