Are you tired? Weary? Wondering if you can do this mothering thing? Wondering why God chose you for motherhood, the hardest job (and most wonderful job at the same time)? On the days when you need encouragement, remember these 6 promises from God to guide you on the parenting journey.
As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve spent some time reflecting on my experience as a mother. I always dreamed of what it would be like, and had ideals I thought I should live up to. In so many ways I’ve learned and I’ve grown and I’ve matured in my role as a mother, and I wish I’d had the benefit of such wisdom as a younger mother. So to you, younger mother, I share some lessons I’ve learned that will encourage your heart.
Infertility strikes so many families. On a recent episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective Podcast, I talked with Samantha Morgan who shared her journey through infertility, an adoption that fell through, an international adoption, foster parenting, and a domestic adoption. I wanted to know more about how to support those we know who are dealing with infertility, so Samantha is sharing helpful information on how to keep friendships when struggling with infertility.
No matter what you are going through, you CAN have joy. God wants you to have His joy – it’s something that He promised you. And, not just a little bit, not just the crumbs or the leftovers from other people’s joy, but the kind of joy that overflows.
I remember a time in my life when I believed I might be “joy immune.” Depression had stolen my joy. I learned through that experience that we sometimes have to fight for joy (and, some days, our fight is harder.) On the days when I have to fight for joy, these are promises that I stand on.
We may want to do big things for God, leave a legacy, and live a life of impact. But is it necessary to do big things for God or is it better to do small things with great love and see where God takes it? What if the path He gives is an obscure path of living the quiet life? Kate Battistelli shares about living the quiet life by living in the extraordinary ordinary.