I learned more about the gift of grace in my parenting journey in witnessing that it goes to a depth of compassion that words can’t describe. Many of us as parents are able to offer a loving pardon of forgiveness when one of our children falls short. It’s like without saying a word verbatim I… Continue reading Forgiveness Is A Gift For You
I am not the fondest of unexpected guests dropping by my home unannounced, but I was pleasantly surprised to have my two best friends to stop by recently one evening when they couldn’t reach me. It’s like God knew not only what I needed, but who I needed in the right moment just to feel the existence of his love.
I told my little strong willed daughter to let it go after we walked to the car to leave our one on one walk after an incident on the playground when an impromptu playmate decided to act unfairly in a tag game they were playing together. My daughter kept looking back yelling," Not fair, you cheated!" I shared with her that it was just a game, and I advised her to move on. She couldn't help but look back with tears in being so upset continuing to repeat the same action until we made it to the car. There are times in our walk with God where some trivial action takes place that for the life of us we can't let it go in ruminating over the situation instead of moving forward.
I've learned a few life lessons from my plant babies that I hold dear in applying with my walk with God, my role as a mother, and my interactions with others.
My intentions were extended from a short break to a few months in a longer hiatus in seeing how quickly things can plie up in ongoing mundane tasks, distractions, family urgencies, and later excuses. There may times when we feel like we've fell to far off the wagon to a place of no return, but we thankfully serve a loving God who says it's never to late to come back home in finishing what he manifested in us to do.
I reminisce often about a paper my daughter wrote a few years back desperately wanting to visit the beach. She shared in her paper that if she could go anywhere in the world it would be seaside with her toes in the sand. She could hardly wait to the point that her anxiousness lead to… Continue reading We’re Going To The Beach! : Growing In Patience
I awoke this morning to discover a little 7 year old drifter coming in my bedroom for one on one while her siblings were still asleep in their beds. She just wanted to connect undisturbed, and I could feel while she was in my arms a release from morning anxiousness. There is an immediate urge within our spirits when find ourselves going too far along without connecting to God as our power source wholeheartedly.
I shared a recent shopping experience with an irate customer who was behind me in checkout line that reminded me that in life we will encounter times when we'll have to deal with difficult people.
Many of us hate changing from our norm in growing comfortable with staying stagnate in not wanting to rock our boats from security, but God has the final say so in being the head coach of our lives in taking us to the next level in the season of his choosing.
Life will always have something going on in one fashion or another to throw us off focus with distractions. God never promised that we wouldn't encounter distractions, but the word of God is a blueprint to reel us back in line with organizing our priorities.
My son did the biggest 180 from being a mischievousness busybody that kept me on my toes from mishaps at school to being a solid honor roll student,evening out his temperament, and he's always talking about the future in attending college. He discuses often with me in sharing his growth saying, " Mama, I was… Continue reading Celebrate Your Growth: Recognize Triggers From Your Past
I'm a mom with a preteen daughter and a teenage son in the house. We together try to grasp their ever changing hormones and mood swings as they grow into becoming their own. There are days as a mom I have whiplash from adjusting to my teens' fickleness in their attitude. Motherhood can be fickled.… Continue reading The Lord Is Certain: A Consistent Love In A Fickled World
I would consider my children grateful; they don't ask for much. They have occasional moments like all children though when they've asked for a particular toy, a large helping at dinner time, or ask to go somewhere, but after they've asked for it they seem disenchanted in taking what they asked for granted. Many times… Continue reading You Asked For It: Be Careful What You Pray For
I was very shy as a child. My mom would always encourage me to speak up without fear in expressing myself through the gifts she saw in me as a little girl. I will never forget my children's choir director at one church we attended paid me five dollars to say " Ooouuu" in a… Continue reading This Little Light Of Mine
I can't believe it! I'm only three years to forty. It's amazing how much life can flip in almost a decade in how our lives change drastically, our mindset matures, and what mattered so much in our early adulthood has became void in focusing on. I shared a moment with one of my closest friends… Continue reading Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That! : Motherhood Approaching 40 or Older
I have precious memories of playing in my grandparents' front yard. I would often make mud pies decorating festively with leaves from their bushes. My grandparents were pretty relaxed about me playing in the front yard by recycling pie pans for me to use for my culinary mud pie experience. However, the rule of keeping… Continue reading When God Closes The Door
My teenage son and his tiny kid sister love to race. My son looks like an absolute giant lined up to his tiny seven year old sister. I admire how she boldly stands right beside him at the start of the race with a sense of determination in her eyes to make it undefeated… Continue reading Giants Fall : Victory Over Personal Giants
There's much sadness and uncertainty with COVID-19 sweeping through our cities disrupting our norms of every day life. The one thing that has kept me grounded through it all is keeping what matters to me the most at my center focus of growing my faith, strengthening our family, and adopting a deeper level of gratitude… Continue reading Knowing What Really Matters