Encouragement for Moms of Littles (Character and Faith)

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 As Christian mamas the one thing we want more than anything is for our littles to grow up to love Jesus. It's our job to teach them about Jesus and encourage them to have a relationship with Him. It's also our job to teach our kids character and help them grow a rock solid faith. We must gently help them to know that while they are not perfect they serve a God who is. Do a few intentional … [Read more...]

Rest

This week our posts focus on weariness our rather working on not growing weary in our parenting. Try memorizing this scripture: And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 Keep doing your best mama and you will reap the harvest :(your good work at the proper time. … [Read more...]

Encouragement for Moms of Littles (Overwhelmed) 

 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers.  1 Peter 3:12 The first few weeks of being home with some newborn were Over. Whelm. Ing. I didn't expect to feel that way since I'd been a stepmom for ten years, I'd pulled all nighters in college, and my husband is an amazing dad and partner. I had no idea. I had heard that the tiredness you feel when sleep deprived from a newborn is like nothing else but I didn't get it. And it used to make me mad … [Read more...]

Encouragement for Stepmoms (He is Near)

 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. Acts 17:27 Being a stepmom can be a lonely place. You're a mom but you don't have the same rights as a bio mom and often your child feels conflict about loving you or having a relationship with you because it's seen as a betrayal to the bio mom. It's hard to express how that feels. Your hubby can try to understand and be empathetic but you still feel alone. Can you … [Read more...]

Rerun Tuesday: Encouragement

I wrote this post almost two years ago for the same reason I write most posts: because it's what I need to hear myself! One of our biggest worries and fears as moms/stepmoms is that we might be messing up our kids. We question our decisions and actions. I feel like as stepmoms we might second guess ourselves even more. As I wrote in the post from the past: Mamas, you are not messing up your kids. You may mess up now and again but you are not messing up your kids. You are human. You will … [Read more...]

Encouragement for Stepmoms (Don’t Worry)

  Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22 Remember the song Don't Worry Be Happy? So much easier said than done. Especially when it comes to our kids. We worry about everything from are they brushing their teeth to are they getting peer pressure to drink or do drugs. As a stepmom we might also be worrying about what's going on at the other parents house. Is the kid doing his homework, is he watching to much tv, is … [Read more...]

Rest

Memorizing scripture helps us in times of trouble and stress instantly recall words of comfort.  This next week we are talking about being overwhelmed and feelings of worry. This verse reminds us that we can always give our worries to the Lord and He will strengthen and comfort you.  “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭55:22‬ ‭NIV‬‬ http://bible.com/111/psa.55.22.niv … [Read more...]

Encouragement for Moms (Write 31 Days)

I'm at a kind of weird season of motherhood. Weird but good. I have a 15 year old stepson and a 5 month old baby boy. It's sort of like starting over but not. I love being a stepmom and I'm loving being a bio-mom. I didn't know I could love like this. I started this blog as a place of encouragement for stepmoms. I'm still a stepmom but I also see a need for encouragement for moms of littles because I sure do! So for the month of October I'm joining the Write 31 Days group and … [Read more...]

Allowing God to Direct Me

The other night I had a dream about T. He was literally calling out to us for help but we could do nothing because of something to do with his mom. I'm sure this is just me worrying but I also wonder if this is an unconscious need of his and not just mine? If that is the case, how do we help him? Immediately after I woke up I journaled a prayer to God and this verse came to me... Psalm 25:4-5 (NIV) 4 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. 5 Guide me in your truth and teach … [Read more...]

Seek God First and Ask

  For now we see indistinctly as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 It's comforting to realize that it's ok that I can't comprehend everything here on earth but one day I will see my Lord face to face and will understand completely just as He already knows me fully and completely.   There's nothing about you or me that God doesn't already know. The choices you and I make - good or bad - … [Read more...]