Just like the snippet of plant I got from my momma, so was the beginning of my marriage and motherhood. I had it together for the most part; but then life, by right, required me to endure and to prune some areas so I could grow and flourish according to God’s word. I say “by right” because we have this idea that all of life life is supposed to be smooth sailing, that marriages do not need work or that being a momma does not require a tune-up – and then we end up with the inability to exercise patience when times get tough.
During this time of quarantine, you and I have been met with an unexpected duty. Some aspects of quarantine have made us cry real tears, get angry, or react in a way that we normally would not have before this "new normal." Being a wife and momma now seems more difficult, the demands more magnified, and the pressure more stacked against us.
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.
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!