Just Delight (in every season of motherhood)

It took me putting on my spiritual big-girl britches to realize that Jesus is my willpower past, present, and future in ALL seasons of motherhood.

Momma, I don’t know what season you’re in, but 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 reminds us that in our weakest moments, the power of Jesus makes us strong. Paul goes on to say that “I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

That is awkwardly amazing truth.

Legacy Starts with You

Because in that moment I started thinking about my children as adults, and even though we were joking about us being grandparents, a part of me wondered, “Lord, I hope I am preparing my children to become good adults.”

Do you ever wonder that?

Yes, our job is to parent, but that job won’t last forever. Yes, we will always be Momma, but eventually, our children will become adults.

When I look at this picture and see my parents and siblings, there is a hope I feel in knowing that what I am doing now as a Momma, as a parent, is paying off. None of us are perfect, but we know where we come from.

Spiritual Spring Cleaning by Kristin Johnson

This spring, as I make my checklist of window cleaning, decluttering, and planting, I want to start like an opened window in spring to air-out the house and open my heart to where God is calling me to rest. It is totally in His arms of course; and in his arms I find a rest that no bubble bath, lazy afternoon nap, nor massage can give me.

I find spiritual rest in Him.

Not So Good Morning

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). I know for a fact that starting my day with God’s Word and prayer enhances my morning as well as prepares me for what the day holds.