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5 Ways to be a Mom Who Sticks to The Word

    There was a season and often still is, where finding quiet time feels next to impossible. As a homeschooling mom of three, there is never a shortage of noise as soon as their feet hit the floor. Some days all I crave is a few moments to call my own, a little space to breathe. It can be impossible to find, am I right? When I became pregnant with my third and even in the year prior, I knew I lacked something I longed for….time in my Bible. But the age-old question pops in, “you’re a mom, you …

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Lord, Take my Chaos

          You know those days when you are reaching for that third cup of coffee or scrounging through the kitchen to find even a little bit of chocolate…even if it is a crumb on a day like this, you’ll take what you can get. Everywhere you turn negativity is clouding your brain, the noise seems to be at an all-time high and the struggle feels super real. Picking up your phone means one more text or news notification that makes your stomach lurch. Walking through your house feels like a death trap because that last Lego …

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Mission: God, Please Don’t Let Me Screw Up My Kids

      I hid in the closet and cried. I very seriously questioned why God thought I would make a good mom. I just spent the better part of an hour yelling at my kids for disobedience, unplanned messes, and chores undone. As I sat in the closet, I believed they deserved better than me, that I was surely screwing them up for life. They need a calm mom who drips grace from her lips. A perfect mom. I had officially punished myself with a time out because I failed. Motherhood has challenged every part of me. Being a …

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Practical Discipleship

        Our greatest privilege is to pray for our children, not just a privilege but a duty – we owe it to the little faces around our kitchen tables to pray boldly for them every single day. We say that with such fervor because this world we are raising this generation in is filled with far more darkness than we could even begin to articulate. We have created a list of 10 bold prayers to pray over your children – each one focusing on a different part of their life, character, and community. Godly Friends – Father, …

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How To Be In The Word When Your Children are Small

        Motherhood is crazy. I get it. You barely had time to wash your hair this morning or go to the bathroom without a hand reaching under the door, much less crack your Bible open and read. Someone needs juice, there are diapers to change, places to go, clothes to wash, and the list goes on. There is no rest for the weary mom.  Or is there?  Just last week we were rushing into church a little late on Sunday morning. An older gentleman passed me in the hallway and informed I looked a little tired and …

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Savoring Prayer in Motherhood

      Let me be the first to say that I am not the mother of the year and likely won’t ever be. But, we are surviving. Many days I live for bedtime and I wonder what on earth God thought when He chose me to be a mother.  However, here I sit, writing about motherhood.  Any mom who makes it to bedtime deserves a high-five and a foot massage. In my book, they are an expert in survival. There is no degree that prepares you for motherhood. It is a job that is unending and comes with very …

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I Struggle

I am about to be very transparent because I know there is another woman right now fighting against the same struggle. I battle anxiety…the kind that leaves you sweating, panicked, heart racing, can’t breath, walls closing in, out of control anxiety. I have struggled with this since High School and while some years an months are better than others the battle still reappears and the struggle to control it can wear me down. Over the years God has shown me so much through this and taught me when triggers come, my faith must be firmly rooted, my trust must be …

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Be Strong and Courageous

I am writing to myself today but I certainly hope that if you are where I am that it will speak to your heart.  ” Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” … 8 “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged”.  Deuteronomy 6: 6, 8 Fear is something I have a hard time shaking. Over the years I really have …

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Being A Wife in the Word

  Have you ever wondered if reading your Bible actually matters?  “With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119: 10-11   “Honey, what does this mean? I don’t get it!” This basically sums up my Bible study time my first few years of marriage. I leaned on my husband for my biblical knowledge. That was until the day I quit. I don’t just mean that I quit something simple, I quit trying to read and understand God’s Word. It …

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Seek Him First

  As moms and women we race out of bed for the really important stuff… Big meeting… Baby crying… Getting the kids to school…. Just having to be somewhere important… We rush everyone else out the door and we are off to a hurried and rushed pace trying our best to keep up. This life has gotten out of control, we rush everywhere, we think of ourselves first, we are wrapped up in getting things right now and then we wonder why the world is chaotic when we look around. We have forgotten the most important piece of the puzzle. …

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Bible Study is Not a Box to be Checked Off

  Another morning I fumble my way to the coffee pot. I plopped myself down on the couch and grabbed my prayer journal. I didn’t have much to say or much to pray about. My mind felt fuzzy and distracted from all that was happening around me. I had been sick for days, my body was weak and weary, but I talked myself into pushing through and reading my Bible study chapters for the day, so I could put a checkmark that it was completed. One less thing on my list and one less thing on my mind for the …

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Old Testament with Gospel Lenses

We live in the most connected age thanks to the internet and social media. Yet this age is the most disconnected from the Bible than many have ever seen in their lifetime. Despite the fact that eighty-four percent of average American households have more than one Bible, only thirty-seven percent of them read their Bible daily, according to Lifeway research. Recently the BarnaGroup issued their “State of the Bible 2019.” It gives us an even greater glimpse into how God’s Word is used or unused in our world today. According to the survey, Forty-eight percent of the American population is disengaged from God’s …