God, I’m Scared

Rachel probably thinks I am stalking her page by now…but this one caught my heart, as I have two children of my own.

This one spoke volumes on how we, as parents, should take every opportunity given to us to teach and train our children. To let them know they can not only trust us but God as well..because God is always with us.

“Because I didn’t know the details, I decided to just use it as an opportunity to explain that sometimes we get scared, even mommy, and when that happens, we can always pray and God will always be there. I told them that they can always come to me and talk to me about anything that scares them, and that if at all possible, I will protect them and comfort them and they’ll be safe with me. I explained that sometimes, like that night in the nursery, I might not be there, but God is always there. I encouraged them to pray anytime they felt scared or sad or worried, and reminded them they can even pray when they’re happy or excited. I prayed with them and showed them that all we have to do in those moments is say, “God, I’m Scared.” And He will comfort us and keep us safe.” Amen!

Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

Three Boys and a Mom

“Even the saddest things can become, once we have made peace with them, a source of wisdom and strength.” ~Frederick Buechner

After picking the boys up from the nursery a couple nights ago, and after the usual celebration of our reunion, Connor said, “Mommy, I was scared!” My heart dropped a little and I stopped walking, knelt down and asked what scared him. He didn’t really tell me anything other than, “That door scared me.” I’m not sure what door he was referring to or what happened with the door, but whatever it was, it scared him enough to talk about it the rest of the evening. I comforted him, assured him he was safe, picked him up into my arms and we kept walking.

As we walked out of church, Ethan joined in and said that he was scared too. They proceeded to tell every one we passed that…

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Beauty in the Broken

This is so beautiful. I know first hand the pains of separation and the agony of hitting rock bottom in one’s life. And yes….it sucks!

Can’t wait to see the finished product of fragments and gold as God works on me. That what the enemy meant to destroy me with God has used to make me stronger.

Thank you Rachel for the wonderful story!

Three Boys and a Mom

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to realize this too was a gift.” Mary Oliver

Divorce sucks. Most days I cruise through without much thought about it (sort of); but then there are days the ugly hand of reality just slaps me so hard, right across the face, and I have no choice but to feel the sting.

Today was one of those days.

Its been a rough week or two in general; but I sailed through it like a warrior, seemingly unscathed by the many obstacles and attacks hurled my way. Or so I thought.

Have you ever learned a new skill? Sure you have! Lets take roller blading as an example.

Initially, you’re ridiculous. You can barely stand up on your own legs. You’re wabbling all over the place, falling every two seconds, and you look like Bambi. After…

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Neglect Or Lack Of Knowledge

I have to wonder are we as parents neglecting to do what the Bible says? Here are my thoughts...agree or not that's ok. In Proverbs 22:6 the Bible tells us to Train up a child in the way he/she should go; and when he/she is old, he/she will not depart from it. And in Ephesians… Continue reading Neglect Or Lack Of Knowledge

The Coffee & Christ Show Featuring Miracle Bridges with Raising Godly Children

Such a powerful show. One with so much truth. From the womb to adulthood and beyond our children learn both the good and bad they see in us, from forming their mouth to make sounds to learning to sin. To me one of the main things we should teach other than basic motor skills is… Continue reading The Coffee & Christ Show Featuring Miracle Bridges with Raising Godly Children

Walk

Ephesians 2:10For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.Such a wonderful verse here. It actually explains a lot to me as to why we, as a people, make plans and then try to achieve them. It's kinda built into our… Continue reading Walk