Sometimes the Bible provides brilliant gems of applicable teaching in places where you least expect it. One of those, for me, was 1 Timothy 5:9-10:
Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband, and having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.
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Thank you, Lord,
for the piles of laundry.
You’ve given us more than enough clothes to wear.
Thank you, Lord,
for the sinkful of dirty dishes.
You’ve given us our daily bread and much, much more.
Continue reading “Blessed in the mess”
Dear little robin:
There you sit
day by day
caring for your little ones
upon your nest of twigs
beneath blue skies or sunshine or rain —
Continue reading “For the mama birds”
“Am I a good parent?”
Maybe you wonder this as you scroll Facebook, amazed by all the activities other parents seem to be doing. Maybe you wonder this as you debate whether or not you’re making the best decisions for our children’s health or education or future. Maybe you wonder this as you see other children seeming to behave perfectly while your own child is — well, not. I think sometimes we wonder this even when we’re not actively wondering it. For many of us, this question haunts the core of our beings. Am I a good mom? Am I a good dad?
So today, here is some grace for us — 3 reasons why we don’t have to try so hard to be a “good parent,” according to the world’s standards.
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Today’s article is a guest post by a dear friend of mine, Tracy Watts. Tracy is a jewel of a Christian woman. As a mom in her early thirties, Tracy possesses wisdom far beyond her years. She is godly in her actions and attitude, tenderhearted, and grace-giving. Tracy uses her many talents for the Lord and displays Christlike humility in all she does.
Continue reading “How do we make time with God when we have littles? (And, most importantly, why.) — by Tracy Watts”