As mothers, we train our children by teaching them, molding their character, disciplining them, hugging them, and being practical examples for them. Sometimes the hardest part is to just sit and wait.
Posts in the "Spiritual Sundays" category:
A few years ago, I got the idea to put together an Easter Seder so our family and friends could gather and tell the story of the last week of Jesus’ ministry through scripture verses and symbolic foods. With the Seder as the centerpiece of our Easter Sunday, our holiday is not just about colored eggs and chocolate, but about remembering Jesus together as a family.
I was really scared to get pregnant again. I didn’t want my family to go through another nine months of chaos if I couldn’t successfully manage my depression. I feel blessed to say that I’ve received divine inspiration these past seven months on how to better do this.
When we bump into people who are in need, I don’t know about you, but often the knee-jerk emotion I can feel is GUILT. But man, have we ever got that wrong.
It often seems easier to be the one calling the shots and being in charge of our lives. But what happens when we move over and let God be the driver?
Here’s a simple way to connect ourselves to God each morning before launching into our daily task list.
When my third child was born, I think 90 percent of my prayers revolved around our collective sleep patterns. (Please let the baby sleep!) These prayers never seemed to be answered. This did not cause me to lose my faith in the power of prayer, but it did cause me to reflect on how I could improve my prayers to ask for things that God is more able to answer.
If we could really see where spiritual power is available to us, I think we would be overwhelmed by how much help is within our reach. Here are four ideas to consider.
Chances are that miscarriage will touch our lives either personally or through someone we know. These six suggestions can help you support a friend who is grieving pregnancy loss.
It isn’t following some one-size-fits-all plan that keeps me close to God. It is being intentional and making time for God in my life. Author Marla Gale shares tips on how she makes time for a relationship that often takes a backseat when parenting.
I don’t mind building. I love to create, to see something begin to take shape. But this time I am going to do things a little differently. I am going to trust Him to design a new pattern.
Motherhood reveals a person inside you didn’t know was there. One that scares you some days. But mostly, one that is stronger, steadier, more compassionate. One that knows sacrifice. One that knows real needs. One that knows a love impossible to describe.