However, as time went on I realized that my marriage was suffering because we did not spend much time alone together. After I realized that our marriage was not healthy, we made sure that we got to go out at least once a month. As things changed due to COVID, once the kids went to sleep we would have Netflix nights. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Tamara South
Managing as a mother when you are caring for a child with mental illness or learning/developmental disabilities means that you will at times need to put yourself first.
I am often reminded of the speech given before taking off on a flight when you are instructed to put on your oxygen mask before helping another passage to put on his/hers. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Felicia Graves
In that moment I recognized I do not get to tell the Lord what to do with my life which belongs to Him. I continued in worship, “Whether I live or die, whatever You decide to do, glorify Yourself and magnify Your name through this! Let even my brokenness serve You!” … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Cheryl Shumake
I do not balance it all and I reject the mindset that balancing my life is part of my “job” as a parent. I am not “Supermom” and I have ceased trying to be. I came to this conclusion when I found myself failing as I attempted to keep all my plates spinning, resulting in a stressed, angry person to live with. I have learned to choose my priorities regarding my calling as a wife and mother. Living out my calling has nothing to do with what others expect of me, but what God has given me as a ministry. My main ministry is to my family. What I say “yes” to must be related to how it will help me live out my calling. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Leah Lively
God didn’t call you to be the perfect mom. He called you to be a SURRENDERED mom; a mom who’s totally dependent on Him! Whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed or in need of a little push to keep going, rest in God’s grace! For His grace IS sufficient for you! … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Tiarra Brown Osei
With Christ as its central cord, my marriage is rooted in much more secure soil than human emotions; it is rooted in the life-giving soil of faith. In 23 years, we have endured the loss of twin boys, job loss, four children (three teenagers—still one more to go!), multiple moves (twice cross country), breast cancer, and my impatience. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Carol Bevil
We find rest when we get into the secret place with the Lord. We start to focus on Him, the problem solver, and not all of our problems. We begin to hear Him clearly—we’re able to listen to instruction. See, some of the things we think we HAVE to get done can wait. Sometimes we need to slow down and rest in the Lord. Sometimes we need to take a moment to be with Him. He will give us the strength to take care of what’s necessary. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Jenna’e Murphy