Let Their Voices Be Heard- My Interview with Temi of Christian Mommas Part 4

This post is perfect for this day. Are you transferring trauma to your children? Why is it difficult for African-Americans to “get over it!”? How is trauma transferred from one generation to another? I addressed these questions in my 4th blog series with papa Matt. Please watch this video, read the post, and let us hear your thoughts. Our children deserve only the best from us. Be blessed! 🙏❤

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I am so thankful that Temi has done this interview series with me. I admire her for how much she has overcome and accomplished.

This is part 4 of my interview with Temi of christianmommas.com. In Part 1 she shared about experiencing discrimination. In Part 2 she shared about hardships as an international student. In Part 3 she shared about what inspired her to write her wonderful book A Christian Mother’s Creed. Today she shares about intergenerational effect of slavery and racism.

Please explain generational effect of slavery and racism. Do you have concerns for your children?

There is a video below summarizing the content of this post. You may watch the video or simply read this post. 

Do I have concerns for my children?

I do not have concerns about my children experiencing racism because I have handed this concern over to God and I make a conscious…

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What are your thoughts on Prenatal Yoga?

Please share your thoughts on prenatal yoga and yoga generally. I am a perinatal consultant, trained postpartum doula and New Parent Educator, so I get to work with families before and after the birth of their babies. While networking with birth professionals, I came across Kundalini yoga and meditation. I did a little research and…

Let Their Voices Be Heard- My Interview with Temi of Christian Mommas Part 3

Last Friday, I continued my blog series with papa Matt. We discussed my first book, A Christian Mother’s Creed. Why was the book written? Please take a moment to read the short post. Tomorrow, we will discuss the intergenerational transfer of trauma within the context of slavery and racism. You don’t want to miss it! Thank you all for your support 🙂

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Each time I have the opportunity to interact with Temi it is a blessing for me. I am so proud of all she has accomplished in her life through Jesus’ strength and help. One of her accomplishments is her wonderful blog christinamommas.com. Today she shares what inspired her to write her book- A Christian Mother’s Creed.

In Part 1 she shared about a time she experienced racism. In Part 2 she shared her real life story of going from international student to being in the military.

I have read her book. Of course I will never be a mom, but I found application in replacing the word teacher for mom and the word students for children. It is an excellent book to read.

  1. What inspired you to write your book A Christian Mother’s Creed?

Many events inspired me to write A Christian Mother’s Creed. It began with a strong…

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Parents Teach Your Children

These days I find myself asking the little one, “where did you learn that?”. Sometimes, I realize he learned “that” from me or his father. Other times, it is easy to conclude he learned “that” from peers or the TV. This post served as a great reminder to remain active in educating my children about every issue of life. I believe this post will be a blessing to parents, particularly those with young children. Be blessed!❤

One Nation Under God: Our American Heritage Ministries

 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not forsake the law of your mother;” ~ Proverbs 1:7-8

 For our country to survive the catastrophes we are facing today, we need the power of God. Our nation has turned its back on Him who created us. Our children are growing up not knowing Jesus. Why? Because the parents aren’t teaching them. Is it no wonder we are in trouble?

Just as Jesus taught His disciples about Himself and about everlasting life, parents need to teach their children about Jesus. They need to learn about righteousness, salvation from sin and suffering, and eternal life in Heaven.

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” ~ Matthew 5:6

This is nothing new as far…

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Thoughts on Parenting

This quote reminds me of God, our heavenly father as a parent. God corrects his imperfect children, yet he calls them righteous/perfect and calls forth who they will become. God convicts his children, He does not put the weight of condemnation on them. Conviction leads to repentance, condemnation leads to separation. God models what wise…

You Did Not Fail!

You didn’t fail as a mother. Not even a little bit. You could not have prevented this if you tried harder, prayed harder or was a better mother nor if you loved harder or wasn’t so hard on them neither not hard enough. Your child has free mortal agency meaning they have “free will.” In…

How Abuse Changed My Life…For the Good!

Every parent should read Sandie’s blog. She discusses her experience as a mom of an abused child and offers ways to both prevent child abuse and heal after child-abuse takes place. Please read her blog and pass it on. I do not go days without declaring over the little one “you will not be raped or molested, you will not be sexually perverted”. My little one is only two and he already knows to say “No, stop it” when someone touches his private areas. I cannot count the number of times I have cried for abused children and felt a righteous indignation against child abusers. So, I pray and create more awareness by sharing posts like this. Join me in praying and raising more awareness. Child abuse is real and we must fight!

Sandie Barrios

I’m the mother of an abused child. 

While the abuse happened outside my home and far from my view or awareness, it often feels as if I carry full responsibility. I struggle with guilt and, if I’m honest, sometimes I struggle will condemnation.  These things aside, however, I can look back and tell you at LEAST three ways it changed my life for the better. I hope someone can be encouraged by this.. that there is truly light that pierces the darkness when we place our hope in Christ.

So, what good could possibly come from such a horrendous thing? Read on, my friend:

1. A Renewed Awareness

Some may think this isn’t necessarily a positive thing, but I am convinced it is. Like it or not, the statistics of child sexual abuse are horribly astounding. Before I walked through the shadows with my child, I had very little idea…

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A Black Mom With A Message Of Comfort

My son will be 21 years old this month and as much as I look forward to this new phase in his life, I can’t help but grieve for the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Joao Pedro and countless others who will never get to see their sons grow into young men. All the first experiences…

4 Ways to Protect your Children from Becoming Victims of Racism

In light of the racial tension in the United States and the giant of fear weighing on the hearts of African-American mothers, it is important to reblog this post. Mothers, we have a role to play in the fight against racism. Since racism is learned, we need to teach our children to treat everyone with love and respect regardless of their race. Quit sowing seeds of hate and racial bias in your home. Let’s do a heart-check and ask God to rid us of pride and the sin of racism.

Christian Mommas

Two days ago, My dear sister, kim Petitt shared her personal experience as a mother raising a Black son in the 21st Century. Please read her short postHERE. We can’t trust our governments to protect our children. They are failing every child regardless of race. While some local churches are speaking up through the One Race Movement, others have chosen to be silent. Silence speaks louder than words in this case. To be quiet when people are killed for their skin color is to be a part of the problem, a facilitator. This has been going on since the days of Martin Luther King Jr. and I believe the silence of the church inspired this quote:

“ In the End, we will remember not the words ofourenemies, butthe silence of our friends. “

Those who are silent ignorantly believe that they will not be affected. That’s a…

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Let’s talk homeschooling!

School closures due to COVID-19 has many families questioning the best way to educate their children. Even if schools open as usual this fall, some parents are trying to decide if they should send their children back to public or private school or take a completely different route and home-school. As they make such an…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

Many people think and say motherhood or parenthood does not come with a manual. We need to change that thought and statement. While reading Psalms 38 this morning, I was reminded that God in His wisdom has provided a manual for parenting. Psalm 38:1 states: LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline…

Child-ish Vs. Child-like 2

I have a bottle of activated charcoal in the cabinet because the little one still likes to explore with his mouth. I thought he would have outgrown this by now. I was wrong. When the little one is suddenly quiet, we know he is up to something he should not be doing. I bet other…

Jehovah is Our Source

As families face job and income loss this season, parents are concerned about the future of their children. Many worry about the daunting task of finding another job, losing their homes, feeding and clothing their children. This situation presents an opportunity for us to look to God as our source. For those living in capitalist…

Talking to Kids about the Pandemic: A Christian Mom’s Response

With many schools closed leaving parents to homeschool their kids, it's becoming a highly anxious situation for many parents (and their children too). On the surface, it may seem as if the pandemic isn’t affecting them, but deep in their hearts what they could be experiencing is fear or at the very least, uncertainty. How…

Pureflix

Friends, I decided to reblog this because families may find it useful this season. Stay blessed.

Christian Mommas

It’s weekend already and that means more family time! If you have been looking for a fun, clean, family-friendly and inspirational entertainment platform, PUREFLIX was made for you. Knowledge is power! Pureflix is an alternative to Netflix. With Pureflix, you don’t have to worry about inappropriate content. Speaking of inappropriate content, have you heard of Covenant Eyes? Please check it out and protect your family for good.

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Have a restful weekend!

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Friendly Reminder: Speak Life!

This post is another friendly reminder for us to speak life this season. Many are predicting financial crises and more casualties in the next weeks and months ahead. While this is logical, God’s children cannot live by sight and accept prophecies of woes and doom. As we speak life this season, we position ourselves to become channels of blessing to others.

Speak what you want to see in the days ahead.
Speak what you want to see in your home.
Speak what you want to see in your nation.
Speak life because your words are not worthless.

Our words put angels and demons to work. I only want to put angels to work and bring the works of demons to naught. We can do this together!

God bless you and thank you for reading. We win!

Christian Mommas

Matthew 12:36-37 (NIV)

But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.

Speak what you want to see in your child’s life.

Speak what you want to see in your spouse’s life.

Speaking life doesn’t mean you are living in denial, it means you are living by faith. It means you acknowledge that you are god, created in the image and likeness of the God who spoke the universe into existence. When you don’t speak life, you position yourself under the control of the universe instead of being in control of your world. Speaking life is kingdom lifestyle.

Your child was diagnosed with autism or a developmental disorder? Don’t go about saying “my child is autistic “, say “my child has…

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Thoughts on Parenting 101

I hope you all are staying connected emotionally and spiritually. These two Bible verses came to mind while writing my thoughts on parenting: 1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

Generally speaking, success is not determined by what we know but the application of the life-changing information we receive. Access to information is not enough, it is what we do with the information that makes a difference. How long we have been doing life does not determine our success in life. One can be young…

Day 7: Angels in the Nursery

I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 2 Timothy 1:5 (NIV) In the field of Infant Mental Health, angels in the nursery are described as past childhood experiences, parenting choices and practices that strengthen…

Day 6: Are there Ghosts in the Nursery?

Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. Exodus 34:7 (KJV) The nursery can be described as the place of security for the child.…

Day 5: Made for Relationship

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make Him an help meet for him. Genesis 2:18 (KJV) Contrary to popular belief, newborns do not simply smile because they are passing gas.  Some developmental theorists propose that the newborn’s smile is a mechanism for survival.  That is, the…

Day 3: Blessings of the Breasts

Day 3 of the 7-Day Devotional for new parents/mothers. Be Blessed! By the God of your father who will help you, by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that crouches beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb. Genesis 49:25 (ESV) The newborn must eat…

Day 2: You are Competent!

In case you missed Day 1 of the 7-Day Devotional for New Parents, you can check it out here. Stay blessed! I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 (KJV) Feeling incompetent? You are not alone. It is not unusual for first-time parents to feel incompetent in their new role. The…