Greater Works than Jesus?

As I do this thing called parenting, every doubt about God's will for me to live the best life is being erased. Haaaaa, it's so wonderful! One of my deepest desires is that my children will be greater than I would ever be. That they will achieve a lot more than I ever could and…

You are NOT Alone

Clothes piled up, toys everywhere, and little people running in and out of the photo. I know life is really never “perfect”, but something about this season for our family makes me see “perfect” differently. I have had the privilege of speaking to several foster moms who are ready to throw in the towel and…

Christian Stories and Resources For Children

This blog post is a response to the individual(s) who visited this blog to search for "Christian story on the the sheep hear my voice and follow me for children" and "Christian story for children". Fellow bloggers, please help these individuals by leaving suggestions and links in the comment section below. Here are few suggestions:…

Monkey See Monkey Do

While DH and I have experienced a lot of monkey see monkey do moments with our little one, the most thrilling of them all is watching him lift up his hands when we worship. It brings me so much joy. Someday soon, the little one will understand why we lift our hands in worship and…

A D O P T I O N

“Mom, I am so glad you adopted me. We all fit together so perfectly. ” My biological son has no idea that he isn’t adopted. In his mind adoption means you were added to our family and that addition can happen through delivery or the front door. In a culture where words like biological and…

Reblog:Unplanned

Unplanned is next on my “to watch” list. I enjoyed reading this review by Anne and Brooke. I encourage every mom to check out this amazing blog for teen girls. To call abortion a human right is to classify the unborn as not human or non-living things. Mommas, let’s raise or voices and do something about the unjust killing of babies.

Anne & Brooke

“I Knew You Before I Formed You In Your Mother’s Womb, Before You Were Born I Set You Apart.” ~Jeremiah 1:5 NLT

The Pureflix film, just newly released March 29 of this year, is the true story of Abbey Johnson, the youngest director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas.

Even after working for Planned Parenthood for over 8 years, Abbey had never actually seen an abortion procedure, even though she had had two of her own. Until this particular time where she was asked to assist in an ultrasound guided abortion.

Abbey administered the ultrasound, as instructed by the abortionist doctor, only to be horrified as the tiny baby on the screen was ripped from it’s mother’s womb, despite the baby’s weak efforts to fight for it 13 week old life.

This is Abbey’s story of her gullible belief that abortion was a woman’s right because a baby wasn’t…

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Reblog:The Season of ‘No’

Wonderful spiritual lesson by another Christian momma raising a toddler. My little one is only 9-month-old but I am already using the words, “Don’t” and “no”. One major take-away from this article is that God doesn’t keep things from us, He keeps them for us. This is why patience is important in our walk with God, parenting and doing life. Jess encourages us to accept the fact that some prayers we tag ‘unanswered’ or ‘NO’ from God may be for our good. Personally, the beauty of every NO is that they challenge me to seek God’s best in every situation. Enjoy this short article and be blessed!

“We don’t swim in the toilet!” No.

“Don’t feed your breakfast to the dog!” No.

“Don’t eat MY breakfast!” No.

“Don’t pee on the floor!” No.

Whew! You guessed it: these are some commonly overheard phrases in my home. Life with a toddler- what a season! Some days I feel like all I do is utter the word ‘no’ to her in one way or another. It’s a frustration to constantly speak it, but I can, in fact, accurately imagine that it’s frustrating to be on the receiving end of that word as well.

But why do I tell her no, or forbid her from doing things? Is it because I’m a big ol’ bully who just wants to be boss? Of course not. I don’t let her splash in the toilet because, germs. I don’t let her feed the dog because she needs the fuel herself. I don’t let…

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Training My 10-Month-Old Infant

Some may argue that my attempts are futile as she cannot understand what I am saying. However does that stop parents from talking to their babies? Isn't it from our talk, describing the world around them and constantly telling them who daddy and mummy is that our baby's first words come from those s/he hears the most. We are already training our babies in so many areas: eating, using a car seat, table manners, talking, walking, biting is bad and so on.

Prayer Challenge: Day 5

Wow! It's the third month of the year already and the last day of the 5 days of prayer for my children challenge. Day 5 of the reading plan encourages us to study our children. This will help us pray uniquely or specifically for each child and build a good parent-child relationship. We are wrapping…

Prayer Challenge: Day 4

This conversation sums up why this prayer challenge is important. Sometimes, we need to be reminded that what we are doing matters and a word of encouragement can go a long way. Keep praying for you your children. Today's message is titled "fight for your family". You can listen to the entire message here and…

Pray Challenge: Day 3

Day 3 of the reading plan reminds us our children are gifts from God and that’s one reason for us to celebrate our children. The plan encourages us to model gratitude, be grateful for our children and express our gratitude for the opportunity to be parents. Emphasis on Psalm 127:3-5. With reference to yesterday's blog,…

Prayer Challenge: Day 2

Voice Note 1 with text below ♡ Hi everyone. Thanks for Uhmm taking time to listen to this voice note and following this blog. I am very grateful for you, thankful for you. Yeah. So,this is day 2 of the prayer challenge and I decided to Uhm leave a voice note since I am not…

Prayer Challenge: 5 Days of Prayer for my Children

Photo by YouVersion I started this reading plan today and thought it would be better to challenge other parents to join me. Yes, I know most of you pray for your children everyday and praying for our children should not be just a 5 day thing. However, it would/may be beneficial to check out this…

A Quick Fix or a Worth the Wait Blessing?

Most times the story of Esau and Jacob is often told to emphasize the deceptive nature of Jacob. There is often little or no emphasis on the role Esau played in losing his birth right. Alicia, the author of this article highlights the role Esau played in the loss of his birth right. The author uses real life experiences with her children to help us understand the dangers/consequences of instant gratification as seen in the story of Esau and Jacob. Enjoy!

For His Purpose

I’m assuming my kids are no different and share a common enthusiasm with other like-minded boys and girls—the electronic obsession!!??

These kids of mine would eat, drink, and sleep electronics if my husband and I allowed it, but thankfully for the sake of healthy living we’ve put a cap on their amount of exposure.

As a family we circled up in the living room about a year ago to hash out a plan or schedule for electronic time. That might sound over the top, but seriously it was necessary and has actually been pretty beneficial.

Here’s what we came up with: My kids love cereal (almost as much as electronics) and would prefer it for every meal. I’m not a fan; there can’t possibly be much nutritional value to a morsel of puffed up air, coated with sugar. Soooo, collectively, we determined cereal mornings would be limited to three mornings…

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Reading Plan Recommendation: 5 Days to Freedom from Angry Parenting

From sibling rivalry to teenage defiance, one chapter at a time they offer both practical and Biblical insights based on the teaching of Scripture. Join Amber and Wendy and leave your angry reactions behind, fostering a more gentle and loving home.

7 Things the Bible Says About Parenting

Hello, I finished the 7 Things the Bible Says About Parenting Bible reading plan from @YouVersion! Check it out here: http://bible.com/r/2IS I was blessed by this FREE reading plan and I believe you will also be blessed by it! Feel free to leave a review here after completing the plan.

Pocket-knife Lessons

Definitely Worth Reblogging. Many times, our children help us discover our own inadequacies and strengths. God speaks to us through them. What a blessing! Enjoy this beautiful story with tremendous lessons!

For His Purpose

My son eagerly inquired for what seemed like the hundredth time, “so mom did he text yet? I’m really wanting that pocket knife, did dad text you yet?”

“No Warren, he sure hasn’t.” I responded in a gentle but exasperated voice.

My boy and his dad had made a deal (a few days before) pending good behavior—If my son (Warren) held up his end of the deal, showing respect and a good attitude, he’d eventually receive a mini-pocket knife from his dad’s scant collection and on the flip side: poor behavior and lack of respect and bad attitude would equal no pocket knife.

Pretty simple formula to process.

…maybe not for an eight-year old boy with an abundance of extra energy.

#thestruggleisreal, right?

First off when this deal was initially communicated a deadline must’ve been overlooked and never discussed. Warren seemed to be failing at recognizing that patience…

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New York Abortion Law: Where I Find Myself

I will wage war for life, but I cannot justify trampling the wounded on the way to the battle. I must keep my heart at a place that I will stand for truth, but also be willing to run across the street for the broken carrying the weight of her choice. When I forget how to do both, then I fall into dangerous territory myself.

Lessons From My Daughter’s Experience With Bullying

Three little girls were sitting on the bottom bleacher watching the basketball game. As we walked by, one girl stuck out her foot and tried to trip my daughter. She then stuck out her tongue and told my daughter that her hair was ugly.....

Christian parents (especially mothers), your kid is a sinner

I agree with this author. Mommas tend to believe their children are perfect and can do no wrong. Parents often find themselves in denial and pain when their children make life-changing mistakes such as unplanned pregnancy and addictions. This Reblogged article by a former youth/teen pastor teaches mommas and parents how to face reality and deal with sin in their children’s life. According to the author, “Christian parents are the most challenging to relate to because they are so blinded by their own spiritual experiences and jargon”. How true is this?!

Enjoy!

SCHULTER ETYANG

© November 6, 2018 | Schulter Etyang

I’ve been fortunate enough to associate well with older and younger people alike. Throughout the years, I’ve been privileged to lend an ear to parents and to their children within the same family. I get to hear both sides of the story. This happens often in spite of the fact that I have no children of my own. The same is true with Jenny.

A father or mother would inform me what they think is wrong with their child, and when I listen to the child, the child gives me a different view of the same situation. Sometimes, those views are as varied as chalk and cheese. 

Many children who come from families where the parents are Christians find it very difficult to relate to their parents. Christian parents are the most challenging to relate to because they are so blinded by their own spiritual experiences…

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