Anything Goes, Daily Encourgement, Life in General

Keeping Close to the Lord

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All scripture is breathed out by the word of God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. ~ 2 Timothy 3:16

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Anything Goes, Daily Encourgement, Life in General, Motherhood

Blessed with Boys

For almost all of their lives, the people I love (kids, spouse, family) got the credit for me getting up each morning. I have since learned, God is my greatest motivator. He is the reason I get up each morning. Every single day is one more chance to thank God for all that I’ve been blessed with. Every single day is more chance for me to sing God’s praises. Every single day is one more day with the people I love.

Every.

Single.

Day.

Counts.

Every single day my husband and I get one more chance to teach these young boys/men to grow into God-loving, faithful men who walk with great passion for Christ, integrity, and love for all people. I pray that we are teaching them to make sound decisions, to be steadfast and to solve their problems with goodness for another in mind rather than themselves.

Only through God can we accomplish the task of raising sons obedient to the Lord.

These words, which I am commanding you today,shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7

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Life in General, Motherhood, Wifehood

Raising Little Children

 

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And so train the young women to love their husbands and children,  to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. Titus 2:4-5 (ESV)

I remember from childhood how much I loved my mom being home and how hard it was for my sisters and I went she joined the working community. When I grew up and had my own children, being home was important to me. However, by this time, moms everywhere worked so being a stay-home mom was not as popular. I remember feeling very put on the spot when people would find out that’s what I did all day, every day. I got commendations for choosing that life, but I got judgement, too.

Over the years, I’ve had jobs here and there, but nothing ever lasted longer than 8-9 months. During that time, it would start to really be a burden not to be home caring for my youngsters, but paying someone else to do it. Of course, once this hit me, I had a few more children to contend with. At this point, my husband and I decided that it would be better for me to stay home. So, I did. For years, I’ve been a stay home mom and I’m okay with that. In fact, I would rather it be that way. My children not only need me to be home, but we want them to learn who we are and what we believe. Teaching them the importance of God and faith can’t be done by someone else. God has called me to be a wife and a mother; therefore, it is I who can best teach my little girls that role.

It is not up to me how other women raise their children, under what beliefs, or with what faith, but for me…..It’s important to my husband and I that I be my children’s teacher, of life and faith throughout the day. Honestly, house and home fell apart during each of my employed stints and it just wasn’t worth it. What they are learning during these precious childhood years will last through their life; therefore, teaching them the word of God is crucial to us.

Because, as everyone knows, with God anything is possible. Without him, nothing.

Daily Encourgement, Life in General

I Hope You Feel Encouraged!

As I scroll through Facebook, the sadness and despair I see is so disheartening. My heart just breaks at the hate in the world, the hurt to some from others, the confusion, the country divide. I feel angry when stories of pedophiles, rapists, murderers, and so on pop up on my FB feed.

For a little while, I have been in the process of transitioning such hatefulness rampantly spreading across Facebook feeds by deleting or blocking the negativity. I have also made a point to post something positive or encouraging Every. Single. Day. in hopes that it will put on a smile on someone’s face or help heal a broken heart.

To help diminish the negativity in this world (even if only a minuscule part), I’d like to say…..

………this place is only our temporary home.

The place God has promised us is so much better, so much more comforting and has so much more love and light……. So. Much. More. of. Everything.

In His presence, our hearts can be at peace. With Faith, Hope, and Love for this life I’ve been given, you’ve been given, I’d like you to know:

  • You – yes you! – are loved.
  • Nobody can ever replace you. God created you in a unique way. I encourage you to go out there and make your mark on the world in a way that is pleasing to Him.
  • I am praying for your happiness, your peace, your health, and your faith.
  • God Sees You, Hears You, Loves You!
  • You. Are. Beautiful.just as God created you to be, from the inside out.
  • You have much to offer others by way of love. Reach out to them, help them, love them as God loves you.

I hope you have a blessed day.

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