"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:3-6

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Mommy Minute: July 24

Hi friend,
There are more posts here than usual because they are all so good.  I hope you are finding joy in your full hands this week.  In your busy homes and in the moments that are repeated day after day.  Allow those moments to turn your heart to worship our God who has seen fit to fill your days with them.

"I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.  Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.  Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable." Psalm 145:1-3

A Mom's Battle Cry for Perseverance by Heidi Jo Fulk at True Woman
Her days sound A LOT like mine!

Our Children, Our Neighbors by Jen Wilkin
Oh, this one is SO good!!! Something I have been thinking about lately and she puts it so well.
"It is true that our children are God-given responsibilities we are to steward. But we will only steward them as we should by remembering that, first and foremost, our children are people we are to treasure. When we treasure our children as our neighbors, we remove from our discipline any hint of condemnation, shame or contempt. We alter our language to communicate love and value, even when we must speak words of correction. And we replace our prayers of “please fix my frustrating child” with prayers of “please help me to love the little neighbor You have placed in my home, even as You have loved me.”

Eek! Whose Children Are These? by Erin Davis at True Woman
A good reminder what an important role we have and how we need to step it up and not hide our head in the sand in the hard times.
Help Wanted: Looking for Someone to Make My Kids Love the Bible by Jessica Thompson at Crossway  "Why do we expect our children to be any different than we are?"

 When You Are Tightly Wound by Kate Baer
Love this quote: “Isn’t it funny how parenting works out? It’s just so loud, even when they are asleep. You can never turn parenting off. It’s a good thing it’s what we always wanted, isn’t it?”

Reversing the Downhill Trend of Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss at True Woman

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