My Personal Testimony: Infertility and Miscarriage

So...... I was recently asked to share my testimony about God’s faithfulness through fertility issues and miscarriage... Honestly, I didn’t feel like it. It’s painful. It’s vulnerable. It’s not a happy topic. While I have shared these deep scars with other sisters in private, it’s not something I have ever done “publicly.” Partly, it is…

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

"Bye, I will see you on ............", that's what I tell my clients at the end of every session. Sometimes, I don't get to keep those words because they are not a hundred percent mine to make happen. In August, I had a week of forced rest. I was too sick to work. I couldn't…

Intersubjectivity

While we are not experts in telepathy, we have a natural gift of knowing what someone else is thinking. When I find the little one doing something wrong, I know that he knows that I know that he knows that he is not doing the right thing. He is often quick to run away. We…

Source of Comfort

A month ago, I weaned the little one. He was exactly 15 month-old and I think that's good enough because I followed my momma instinct. It is great to breastfeed if one has no medical impediment. You can read more on breastfeeding by visiting the American Academy of Pediatrics website. Every mom should also be…

For the Season of Why Me

The little one's explorations are sometimes unsafe. When there is a sudden silence in the house, he can be found climbing a high chair to access items on the counter top or digging into the trash for idk what..He once reached for the burner and he sadly felt the heat. Parents of infants and toddlers…

Self-feeding

The little one is perfecting self-feeding with spoon. It is an important survival skill. The little one feels independent and accomplished as he explores the act of self-feeding. His smile and excitement when handed a spoon with a bowl of food says it all. Today, he was nice enough to feed me while I was…

Goals

Last week, I read about developmental goals for children ages 0 to 48 months and how parents can help babies achieve developmental goals, specifically in the areas of socio-emotional and brain growth. Do you know you can help your child become a socially adept human and stimulate your baby's brain development from the very moment…

Precious Words

Few days ago, I wrote about the value most parents place on their baby's first words and how value tend to depreciate over time. This morning, I had a great impression on my heart that God values my words. It was aha moment for me as many scriptures came to mind and choosing my words…

Baby’s First Words

From dada to bae, then "bye bye", "thank you", "sorry", "apple", attempts to say "ball", and long conversations I really wish we understand. I am in awe! It sounds like speaking in tongues for the first time. It is safe to say mommy, daddy and the little one's teachers are doing a great job building…

Cabbage Weaning Lesson

In case you don't know, cabbage weaning is a thing. A thing my fitness coach brought to my attention two months ago. Whoever discovered or invented putting cabbage leaves on the breast to help reduce engorgement deserves a Faith Award. How did the woman come up with that? What was she thinking? I find it…

Ice Cream Lessons

What were we thinking? Yesterday, we gave the little one ice cream at a church event few hours before his bed time. After hours of trying hard to comfort him and put him to sleep, we realized giving him ice-cream was a bad idea. The little one enjoyed the ice-cream experience but it wasn't worth…

Worship in the Car

These days, my car is one of the places I get alone with God. I drown myself in worship songs, laugh, sing and scream like I am insane. My car is also a place of reflection and meditation. Heavy traffic and rude drivers have nothing on me when I am jamming to worship songs. My…

Honoring My Parents-in-law

One thing I desired before marriage was to have a great relationship with my parents-in-law. I actually prefer to call them parents-in-love. Few months ago, I celebrated my mother-in-law for her love. Whether we like it or not, our parents-in-law come with the package when we marry our spouse. Our relationship with them can either…

God as Your Father-in-Law

The enemy’s goal is to divide and conquer our home. He needs our partnership to fulfill his evil mission. The rate of divorce in the church is alarming. The family is the bedrock of every society. Divorce contributes to societal breakdown, it affects the emotional well being of couples and their children. If Christians get marriage right, the world will get it right. John 13:35, they will know we are Christians by our love. Love is patient, kind, long-suffering, selfless, doesn’t bear record of wrong (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8).

This post by Michael Griego will change how you view your spouse. If God is your father-in-law, how will you treat your spouse? Enjoy this powerful message!

Biblical Viewpoint

Most of us go into marriage with good intentions but selfish hearts. If you want to change your marriage, spend some time thinking about God as your Father-in-Law.

From a worldly perspective, if you review even a portion of the vast array of books and advice on good practices in healthy marriages, you can generate a long list of keys to happiness and success. But if you approach marriage from a Biblical perspective and look at marriage as the God-ordained construct it is, marital happiness and success can be surmised from just a few verses in the Old Testament (Genesis 2:24) cited by Jesus himself in the New Testament (Matthew 19:4-6), and an extended passage written by the Apostle Paul (Ephesians 5:22-32).

From these verses, I’d summarize the Biblical view and keys to a happy marriage as follows:

  • Both husband and wife love, honor, and worship God.
  • The husband…

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BRAT Diet

BRAT diet is always my go to remedy for diarrhea. BRAT stands for Banana, Rice, Apples (apple sauce for babies), and Toast. You can read more about the diet here When the little one has diarrhea, I know it's time to change his diet. Many times, the diarrhea is explosive, out of control, and gets…

The Mind, The Battlefield

I had a dream last night that I feel impressed to share. In my dream I was walking around the city. With each store I passed, my mind was being invaded with thoughts. Thoughts of hopelessness, disappointment, anxiety, insecurity, there wasn’t anything off limits. My mind was filled with thoughts of death, thoughts of affair,…

Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker

Sleep is not overrated, mommas and pappas! Take a break, ask for help, and sleep. New moms with one child, please sleep when your baby sleeps. Everything can wait. Mommas with multiple kids, please prioritize sleep/rest. If you find it difficult to sleep at night despite doing all that is recommended by the scientist/expert in this video, just talk to God about difficulty sleeping. He knows anyways. Remember Psalm 127:2 “In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat– for he grants sleep to those he loves.” Enjoy this ever timely post by fellow blogger Schulter @schulteretyang.com

SCHULTER ETYANG

5 min read. 20 min video.

One of my earliest blog posts was on sleep. The heading was/is, Grace and the beauty of sleep. You can read it here. I had stumbled on this truth about sleep—that within the Christian scriptures, God spoke to people in their sleep. God, very few times spoke to people who were wide awake. The message of the post was to encourage us to relax a bit. Take it easy. Go to sleep and let God do the night shift.

Sleep is a fundamental gospel truth, and this truth is a thread that runs throughout the Christian scriptures. In my earlier post, I highlighted instances of sleep and the results. For example, in the garden, when God wanted to give Adam a wife, he put him to sleep. When God wanted to give his son, Jesus, a new wife, he put him to sleep…

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No Worries, No Fear

Lately, I have been learning how to trust God and pray instead of worrying. Two days after a message in church about the importance of turning our worries/heart desires into prayer points, my family went through a minor gas fire incident at home. I captured the incident in a poem titled Flames and Fury. After…