Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lay down your burden and just love

It is far too easy to become burdened by rules and expectations; to become heavy hearted by thinking of all the tasks you must fulfill each day. As moms we are too easily snared in the trap of living up to an imaginary set of standards that we will never achieve.

 Life is not about rules and standards. 

Life is about love.

God's greatest commandments were only to love. To love HIM first and then to love others.

We must let go of trying to be the perfect mom with the perfect house.

Only GOD is perfect.

I love a clean home, but I am to love my children more.

I love checking things off my to do list, but I am to love my husband more.

My time is the most valuable gift I possess, I must consider what I am spending it on and why.

Yes, as moms and wives we have responsibilities but they must not choke out our love. They must not consume us, our thoughts and our time.

Today, I choose to love. 

Today, I choose to invest my gift (my time) in my family.

I will play, I will laugh, I will love. 

And I will not except the guilt Satan tries to lay upon me.

I do not believe at the end of life I would regret spending more time playing and laughing with my children- 

I do believe I would regret not.

Much love my sisters,

Monday, February 9, 2015

THM Lemon Cake

This is one of our new family favorite desserts so I wanted to share it with you. This recipe is also a hit with our bible study group that is not sugar free or Trim Healthy Mama followers. It's that good!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I've Been Doing it Wrong

How do I teach them to be godly but not judge?

How do I teach them to obey His words but understand grace?

How do I convict them to be holy?

I don't. He does.

I teach them the Word.

He convicts their hearts.

I've been going about this all wrong. I'm trying to be their conscience - but I'm not.

I'm trying to change them- 
but I can't.

My job is to train and equip them.

God will do the rest.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A quarrelsome wife

I was reading today's Proverb and thought I should share these two verses. 

Proverbs 21:9, 19 NLT

(9) It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home. 
(19) It’s better to live alone in the desert than with a quarrelsome, complaining wife.

I think God is trying to tell us something and if He feels the need to say it twice in one Proverb, we must need to really hear it. We are not our husband's conscience nor are we his mother, so let's not act like it. Let's make certain we are encouraging, not criticizing. Let's make sure we are letting him be who God created him to be, not trying to make him into our twin. Our husbands have their own ways of doing things and that's okay; not everything has to be done just the way WE want it. I pray we are not quarrelsome or complaining wives.