To the Mama Who Feels Like a Failure - great advice for the Christian Mom!
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I saw them walk into the church one Sunday, all five of them, the boys in their long pants and button-up shirts and the girls in their dresses, heads ducked low. They’d just lost their mother to a brain aneurism and I swore I’d never complain about another dirty diaper. And then the next day my eldest son dumped the potty on the floor, a full potty, and my foster boys were fighting and my youngest fell down the stairs and got a black eye. I gathered him up and ran to the office and sat on the floor and cried, rocking my baby back and forth wondering why God had asked me to be a mom, this girl who’d been told she wouldn’t be able to have children, this girl who had never wanted children—had only ever wanted to be famous. To be known, because of some deep unloved holes in her heart. Sometimes I escape to the back deck and listen to the silence, to the way the snow falls—softly, uninhibited—smelling the laundry through the chute and wishing for the same kind of significance I felt as a single person. Or even as a newly married person. The ability—and time—to do something profound because I didn’t have four little boys on my lap. And then I turn and see their tiny faces pressed against the glass of the back door, their foreheads wrinkled and my baby’s lip beginning to tremble and I know without a doubt I’m famous. Despite the spit-up on my shirt, I matter in a huge way. This mothering, matters. And not only that, but motherhood is revolutionary. It changes the world. We live in a culture that insists mothers deserve spa-days and hot cups of coffee and time to remember that they are women—and to an extent, I agree. I grew up as a pastor’s daughter whose mother never had time to herself, who was always serving, and she was exhausted and sad. I swore I’d never become a mother because it ruins you, it wrecks you--and in many ways, it does. But in the same way that Jesus says a seed cannot produce fruit unless it falls to the ground and dies, we as mothers cannot produce fruit in our children (or in the world) unless we too die to ourselves. I've been reading a radical little book lately called Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches by Rachel Jankovic. In it she says, "You should not spend your days trying to preserve your body in its eighteen-year-old form. Let it be used. By the time you die, you want to have a very dinged and dinted body... Scars and stretch marks and muffin tops are all part of your kingdom work. One of the greatest testimonies Christian women can have in our world today is the testimony of giving your body to another." Maybe we don’t get dressed until three in the afternoon, and suppers some days are Delissio pizzas or Chinese take-out. Maybe nine loads of laundry sit piled on our dryer, the floor is perpetually sticky and something brown sits pooled in the back of the fridge. It’s okay. Because being a perfect housewife is not the same as being a revolutionary mom. Being a revolutionary mother means taking time each day to snuggle with your children. To read them the same story over and over, to kneel down and look them in the eyes and tell them they mean the world to you. To pray with them and take flowers and meals with them to the lonely and teach them how to fly a kite. There will be bad days. We are only human but even on those, take your children’s hands and say, “I’m so sorry—Mommy messed up. Can you forgive me?” And this too, changes the world, because your children learn how to say sorry. How to ask for forgiveness. And how to give it. A mother’s sacrifice is her child’s reward. They will not remember how clean your floors. They will remember how you took time to sound out the words in their Winnie the Pooh book, or how you stretched out your arms and said, “I love you.” And this, friends? This changing of the world? It makes children of us all. Blessings, Emily Wierenga
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As a stay at home mom homeschooling her children you have a portion of the next generation in your care and the way of raising them right at your finger tips... Do you ever wonder why God made you a mom? Do you realize that being a mom makes you famous? Motherhood is revolutionary. It changes the world. Your sacrifice to be a mother is your child's reward. And that changes everything.
Ever feel unhappy as a mom? Here are 4 amazing ways to feel more fulfilled and become a happy mom again!
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Ever feel unhappy as a mom? GREAT tips to feel happy as a mom, even when things aren't going so hot.
Have you ever had a time when you were hanging onto your very last nerve for days at at time? When the littlest thing could just push you over the edge and you’d burst into tears? Recently I realized I was in a bad place and I desperately needed to make some changes. Doing these 6 things has really helped me recover from being overwhelmed and become a happier, more peaceful person.
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Simple reminders for what you can do to reset your life when you find yourself hanging onto your very last nerve for days at a time, when the littlest thing could just push you over the edge and you’d burst into tears, or when you think you might punch the next person who asked you for something.
6 things to do when life is perpetually overwhelming
True meaning of a power couple building an empire
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The real power couple
I Delight In the Scriptures: 365 Book of Mormon prompts
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365 Book of Mormon prompts-classroom journal ideas.
Scripture Study Helps
Family scripture study ideas to gain greater understanding and to teach children how to study and mark scriptures.
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Family scripture study ideas to gain greater understanding and to teach children how to study and mark scriptures. :)**
Marking ideas for Genesis.
This site has page titles for the bible and the book of Mormon. I need to stick these in my scriptures!
Nothing is past; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
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Here's a free printable of the 10 Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman reminding us that God's Word is applicable to our lives today.
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10 Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman reminding us that God's Word is applicable to our lives today.
Bringing up boys to be godly Men! May we cleave to our instruction book... the Bible.
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Oh my baby boy
Bringing up boys to be godly Men! May we cleave to our instruction book... the Bible.
Dear God, I am praying for those hurting and in need because of illness, loss of a loved one, unemployed, loneliness, in need of answers, or in need of comfort. Please wrap your loving arms around them and give them peace. Amen
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when I can't understand God's plan.. such a beautiful prayer
A prayer for when I can't understand God's plan - Dear God, I am praying for those hurting and in need because of illness, loss of a loved one, unemployed, loneliness, in need of answers, or in need of comfort. Please wrap your loving arms around them and give them peace. Amen
PRAYER WEAVING: wind wool slowly, take time to think about God and what He might be saying to you; OR lead to discussion about the colorful, intricate nature of God and how He can sometimes feel like somebody we will never fully untangle and understand! Afterwards, the plate can be used to weave prayers for people and places, either drawn or written on pieces of colored paper. Symbolically bringing these prayers to the cross and leaving them caught in God's hands.
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Some children like to do something with their hands to help focus them when they are listening to God so here is an idea that combines a repetitive creative focus with space to listen to and think about God. Fantastic idea!- Love this prayer activity
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Flame: Creative Children's Ministry: Prayer weaving
These superheroes visited the little boy while he was fighting cancer, never showing their faces. After he died, they acted as his Pallbearers, taking off their masks in respect.
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These superheroes visited the little boy while he was fighting cancer, never showing their faces. After he died, they acted as his Pallbearers, taking off their masks in respect.~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Faith in humanity restored.
These guys, who dress up as popular comic book heroes and such, went to visit this little four year-old boy when he was dying from cancer. And at his funeral, they took off their masks while they carried his coffin, so to honor him.
Members of Heros4Higher serve as pallbearers at the funeral of a 4 year old West Virginia boy that they visited, he had cancer. Although the boy never saw the men's faces they removed their masks out of respect for him as they carried him to his final resting place. These guys truly are hero's.
REAL LIFE HEROES. These superheroes visited the little boy while he was fighting cancer, never showing their faces. After he died, they acted as his Pallbearers, taking off their masks in respect.
Need A Little Motivation?
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"Here's to us. Here's to ordering a salad when you really want a burger. To making an ass out of ourselves in cardio hip hop class. To drinking more water than seems humanly possible. To going five more minutes on the elliptical. To saying 'screw you' to the old you. To falling in love with the you who you want to become. To looking in the mirror and not seeing any change, throwing on your running shoes and working out anyway..." #Fitness #Inspiration #Quote
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Here's to all the hard work you've been doing.
The best breakup quote of all time - from The Holiday. For anybody who has or is feeling like they've hit rock bottom after an emotional breakup.
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ONE OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES EVER! The best breakup quote of all time - from The Holiday
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From one of my favorite movies, The Holiday. Best quote from it
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The Holiday Movie Quote
One of the best breakup quotes and descriptions of all time.. it reminds me of.. me!... Exect the guy did come back and i married him ;) - from one of my favorite movies... The Holiday.
Best quote from the Holiday... well spoken by actress Kate Winslet
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SO BEAUTIFUL- REST IN PEACE MOM & DAD- I MISS YOU SO MUCH!
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Such comforting words at this time xxx
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Doubts in humanity restored✔️
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Faith In Humanity Restored – this made me cry, these are some amazing people!
Faith In Humanity Restored – I seriously cried reading this. It's just so sweet!!
A chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse based in Arizona help, support, and protect abused children. #kindness #faithinhumanity #protectingchildren #actsofselflessness #compassion #peoplehelpingothers
Biker gangs protect child abuse victims so that they can finally feel safe again. Faith in humanity restored.
Brought tears to my eyes. Thank God there's still good people out there. Faith in humanity restored again.
Faith in humanity restored( protect our children)
seriously love her
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i have the biggest woman crush on jennifer lawrence. she is awesome
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Jennifer Lawrence is a wonderful role model. Love JLaw!
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Jennifer Lawrence Quote..You go girl!!
27 things to keep in mind if you're having a bad day: "Never forget that the two people who play Wendy and Peter Pan got married in real life.." And this, friends, is one of the reasons I love Disney.
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Never forget that the two people who play Wendy and Peter Pan at Disney World got married in real life :') #disney #peterpan #love
Never forget that the two people who play Wendy and Peter Pan at Disney World got married in real life. - Disneyworld
Precious. The rest of the list is pretty funny, too. 27 things to keep in mind if you're having a bad day: "Never forget that the two people who play Wendy and Peter Pan got married in real life..."
Never forget that the two people who play Wendy and Peter Pan at Disney World got married in real life. I can't handle this level of adorable! 27 things to make your day better.
Reminder. Every girl needs this at some point :)
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10 Steps to a Positive Body Image: Our Hopscotch Family Fitness #1 Tip for a positive body image is: Recognize that God made you perfect and beautiful. His will for you is perfect health and prosperity, so live up to your full, God-given potential and take a moment to marvel at His perfect creation each time you look in the mirror.
10 Steps to positive body image. Make these your 10 commandments of a healthy body and mind. Change your story to change your life.
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10 Steps to Body Positivity #selflove
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This is so true of many people I have met. This little light of mine, Jesus, help it shine.
The most intelligent relationship advice I've ever read.
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The most intelligent relationship advice I've ever read. Lol ! So true!
So true. What a great friend.
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