Oh, this was bad. Lily came into my room with black marker all over her. She decided to use it as make up and put it eat it.
She looked like something out of a horror-film!
When people stop by to visit, I try to think of things that they could do for me. Poor Corina got roped into giving Josh a haircut. She had never done one before, so it was fun teaching her. She also swept the floor for me and helped with the dishes.
A lady from church called me today and said she was dropping off KFC. What a sweetie! I am astounded at the little things and big things God is doing in all of this. It is like He is longing to delight me. I just need to open my eyes to see the blessings.
I am starting a new Beth Moore Bible study today. I've done it before, but felt the need to do repeat it. It is called "Living Beyond Yourself" studying the Fruits of the Spirit. I am really needing to focus on living in the Spirit now. God has revealed some strongholds and I know that I can't manage on my own. I need Him in every way so that I can respond with intentional love and kindness when baited.
Because of all my down-time, I have been able to really focus more on the Lord and pray and reflect on things that the Lord is revealing to me.
On an end note, I am hoping that the x-rays will show that my foot has healed enough to take the pin out on Friday. It will be good to have that out of there! I'm still freaked out about them pulling it out, but I know God will get me through it.
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball