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Post Election Words to My Children

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Today as I reflect on yesterday’s presidential election I realize that no man that runs for office can truly give us the hope that we so deeply need.  My deepest desire is to teach my children of the hope that is ours in Christ alone and that they may use it to touch those in their sphere of influence for eternity.  I penned this words in hope that my husband and I both will be able to teach our children how to live a deep and abandoned passion for thee things that really matter most, to not pass their responsibly to honor God and love people to anyone else and to be the people that God truly created them to be. 

Dear Children,

It is time to trust our future in the hands of God and not man.  No matter who might be in the White House God remains on His glorious throne.  “Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men who can not save.” Psalm 146:3.  There is a hopeless feeling that seems to be resonating in many hearts and I believe that many people, no matter which candidate we have voted for have mistaken government for a hope that is only meant for God.  Don’t put your hope in the government to save, only Christ can save us.

To my babies, you are called to meet the needs of the poor and the unfortunate and not to leave it in the hands of anyone else.   “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:17-18   As believers in Christ, we are not to leave the widows hopeless.  “Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.”1 Timothy 5:3 You children are called to be gracious to the orphans. “In you the orphan finds mercy.”  Hosea 14:3  As lovers of God, the church is are called to give unconditionally, love unconditionally, and bless others with the incredible riches that we have been blessed with in Christ.  Be the one who blesses others.

Dear Mom Who Feels Like She is Miserably Failing, I’ve Been There.

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Dear Mom who feels like she is miserably failing,

I’ve been there.

Oh mama, you are not alone.  Do you sometimes feel like you have miserably failed as a mama and your baby hasn’t even left for college yet? There are times that my heart aches so badly because I feel like I have already lost my patience with my little guy one too many times.  At times I honestly find myself wondering if he struggles with this or that because I have reacted poorly to many of his tantrums and struggles.  As I have continued to feel this way I have been searching for truth to combat my negative thinking, after all I really am trying to do the best that I can.

I have realized during the past months and weeks that I have to give myself the same grace that God gives me.  I know that sometimes it isn’t easy to do. You might feel the same pressure that I do. The pressure to be the perfect mom, the one who doesn’t mess up the lives of her children.  You want to be a mom like the one you read about on all the blogs.  You know the one I am talking about, the one who has all the answers, who always reacts perfectly, who always knows exactly how to discipline, and who has children who always behave just as they ought.