Over fifty children graced my home during the seven years I was a foster mom in North Carolina. Some for just a few hours, or a weekend, and others for extended periods of time. The love and time my husband and kids invested in these children contributed to us being voted foster parents of the year by our county’s Department of Social Services.
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With that in mind, whether you are looking to start a family worship time or you just want some more ideas to shake things up. Here are some great, free resources. Did I already say FREE? Yes, they are absolutely amazing resources and absolutely free!!
Hey Momma, there is no rush to win a race. We are not running against time, competing against others, or getting some special award for the most accomplished. In the end, there is only the quality of time that we put into raising the precious babies the Lord has given us to train up.
In verse 1, Jesus told them this story so that they would "always pray and not give up". The widow's plea's to the unjust judge represent prayer in the parable. The persistent widow came to the judge over and over again with the same plea. We have no idea how often it was. It could have been weekly, daily, or several times every day. But, I think in order to get to the point where it "bothered" the judge that it had to be often enough.
Hey Momma! I wonder if you, like me, feel like the world has gone crazy. You are thinking that you want to prepare your babies for whatever may come. It feels a little overwhelming though because who could have imagined anything that is happening.The truth is that the world has always been a crazy, evil place. After all, we are told that the whole world lies under the influence of Satan. (1 John 5: 19) So, what is our response as Christians? How do we stand apart? Cue Romans 12:2. This was our first family scripture to memorize for this year and I think it along with the rest of the chapter holds some answers.
10 fun, frugal, and creative ideas to show your family how much you love them. I think these ideas would work well for couples or families. You can customize them to your situation. You might even love them so much that you take the whole month of February to try them all!
To examine one self is not always bad. The scriptures encourage us to search our hearts for sin, to want to understand how God gifted us to serve him, and to improve ourselves based on His Word. And of course, taking care of ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually is critical to us being able to give proper attention to the little ones that we are entrusted.However, it seems the culture of today encourages us to turn inward to our own power, needs, and desires, and then set out on a self-reliant mission. It is then that Christ is an afterthought and self is ruling the roost. Oh, we may pray but only asking Him to bless what we have already been determined to do.
My point is that as moms, we are always happy to get the gifts we receive. And, I know most of us would say, the real blessings are the givers! We truly believe that material things are not the best things in life. With that in mind, I'd like to submit to you the list of what we all really need this Christmas and hopefully it encourages you.
I have designed a countdown to Christmas that is also an advent of sorts that takes us through some names of Jesus found in scripture. And, the best part, it is made to be put in the shape of a Christmas Tree. It's fun, it's easy, and it's about JESUS!
Week after week, month after month, I found myself filled with fear, will I ever have a baby? Is something wrong with me? Is my past catching up with me? And despite doubt and fear trying its best to consume me, I never felt that God had left me. I knew that even though my mind was telling me one thing, God's word said another. God's word said I did not have to fear; God's word said I did not have to worry; God's word said that I could choose to trust in my problems or trust in him.