Just as I have waited on the Thursday Cake, be encouraged in your Not Yet Moments. Every blessing and breakthrough that you have received so far has been right on time, God’s time.
I now realize that true time-management and being a diligent worker are what count most- and most importantly, trusting in the Lord, Jesus Christ to direct me is as perfect as I can get in my journey of motherhood.
A morning can make or break you even if you prepare the night before. The unknowns are endless: a disagreement with your husband, lost homework (uh-gain), stubborn children, rush hour traffic, raging hormones, arriving to the nanny or daycare realizing you forgot the diaper bag... If you happen to have dealt with an unknown this … Continue reading #HelloMornings
Then she said, “You see, we got the power. We just don’t use it.” It was a drop the mic moment.
As wives and mothers, how many decisions do we make on a daily basis? A lot. Some minor, some very impactful. Kat Lee in the #hellomornings☀️book encourages: God Time. Plan Time. Move Time.
It's okay to stop. It's okay to clear the calendar and do absolutely nothing without guilt. It's okay to decline that commitment (uh-gain).
I am (fully) functional at around 10 o'clock in the morning. This means I am dressed from head to toe, applied a little makeup, eaten my breakfast with coffee or tea, prayed up, and at my desk ready to work, already out the house to drop my girls off on preschool days, or off to run errands. I can testify that if I do not have some type of devotion and/or prayer in the morning, the rest of my day is at risk of me being less than stellar in operating in grace, compassion, patience, and love (Psalm 145:8).
Happy Mother's Day! Just know that YOU matter, God LOVES you, and He sees YOU! Last year, I prayed this prayer for you on Mother's Day weekend. Here it is for you to save and use EVERYDAY!
Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby. This is what we need as wives and mothers! Encourage others and yourself that it is okay to feel lost, because you know a Counselor; it’s okay to feel helpless, because you know a Helper; it’s okay to not know what to pray for, because you know an Intercessor; it’s okay to not have the fight in you, because you know an Advocate; it’s okay to be weak and vulnerable, because you know a Strengthener; and it’s okay not to have options or a backup plan, because you know a Standby!
Gathering, conversing, connecting, and growing. These are the words that come to mind as I think about my "why" for Conversations with Mommies in 2019. In case you are new, we are a community of married women who serve God, our husbands, and our children while practicing grace, compassion, patience, and love according to Psalm 145:8 (The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love).
Last week I helped prepare for my church’s back to school service. We hit a few roadblocks early on, and our kids' ministry pastor said, “Well when life deals you lemons, you make lemonade.” This is a very familiar saying, but it resonated with me and now I know why. I walked into a salon … Continue reading Cheers to Lemonade