When I feel the weight of raising my children, naturally this can be heavy, overwhelming, and just plain HUGE.
Then I remember who lives in me. I remember His power and His promise. I remember that it is Him raising His children and I am reminded to continue walking in obedience, consistency, and staying out of the way. … More For the Moms – Treasure in Jars of Clay w/ Hannah Forbes-Smith
When I started as a mom, I was still stuck on the unattainable ideals of perfectionism. I needed to have things in order all the time, my lists checked off, my plans followed. However, I soon learned that I needed to lean into God’s plan for my life, and that I needed to listen and obey it. I learned that I did not need to listen to every opinion thrown at me or the ever-changing fads of the world. … More For the Moms – Treasure in Jars of Clay w/ Jen Kosuda
Managing my daughter’s learning disability, dyslexia, has been a journey of uncertainty, education and advocacy.
The beginning stage of becoming aware of your child’s learning differences, getting to diagnosis and then acceptance can be quite an experience.
For me the beginnings were very confusing. I felt ill prepared. I desired answers and to simply fix the problem, but through this experience God was growing faith deep inside me and my family. … More For the Moms – Treasure in Jars of Clay w/ Kelly A. Foster
The entire journey from trying to get pregnant to trying to get through another day of 4 kids under 6 is something I could never have gotten through without Christ. He is my strength, my hope, my endurance, my energy, my Sustainer, Healer, Joy, my Rock. Every day of being a mom goes better when I wake up and say ‘God, I need you today.’ … More For the Moms – Treasure in Jars of Clay w/ Brittany Shields
When I catch myself fearfully thinking of the future of my boys (or fearfully thinking of anything- for that matter), the Lord brings scriptures to my remembrance that help me in these moments of uncertainty. The scripture 2 Timothy 1:7 states – “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (KJV). This scripture calms my mind by always reminding me that those feelings of fear are not from The Father. They are a tactic from the enemy to make me weary of defeat and failure. … More For the Moms – Treasure in Jars of Clay w/ Mariah Colemon
It is only through knowing Christ and having that ultimate relationship with him that I can rise above those negative feelings (most days) and find hope and promise in my role as a mother. By knowing his word and believing what it says about me, I can trust in my potential and know he has given me what I need to fill this role. … More For the Moms – Treasure in Jars of Clay w/ Betty Predmore
When I began to see myself through God’s love, I began to release the shame that I had been holding on to like a heavy rock, that I had been carrying in the palm of my hand all these years. It inhibited me from using my hand to do other things God wanted me to do. When the rock of shame dropped, oh my, what a relief it was! Plus, I was tired of the spiritual carpal tunnel. … More For the Moms – Treasure in Jars of Clay w/ Miriam Matthews, LICSW