Thoughts on New Year’s Plans, Goals and Vision

COVID-19 cannot and has not ruined 2020. It may have reshaped how we do life, but it doesn’t have the power to mess up the lives of those in God’s kingdom. This post is being reblogged because I am enjoying the benefits of starting 2020 with a “God, interrupt my plans and lead me” mindset and attitude. It is only kind to testify and encourage you to join me. Be blessed and face the remaining half of 2020 with hope and trust in God!

Christian Mommas

I wrote a 2019 final post but it was not published due to mommy duties. It ended up being deleted. Little children have a special way of throwing their parent’s plans out the window. The little one has interrupted my plans countless times. Now, I make plans with consideration and accommodation for his ability to interrupt my plans. This reminds me of God watching us make new year plans. I can imagine God saying “my child, that’s a great plan”, “my child, there is a better plan”……………

As we make plans for the new year, let us commit our ways to God and open our hearts to receive God’s best for us this year. Let us bring ourselves to a place of surrender to God’s perfect plan and beautiful interventions.

Let us choose divine interruption of our plans. We have a choice, God’s perfect will and plan or our…

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2020 with God

Half the year is gone, just like that! The current pandemic definitely changed many things about how we do life. It revealed the weaknesses in all systems and the fragility of life. While assisting the little one up the stairs yesterday, I was reminded that we would always need God. We will never be self…

Simple Like a Child

Simply dependent Simply vulnerable Simply trusting Simply loving That's what I want to see when I interact with the little ones all around me. Beyond and greater than those "problem behaviors" is their need for guidance. Like a sheep simply in need of a shepherd. I choose to stay childlike in my relationship with God.…

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…

My Son and Servant

The little one is fast becoming a more responsible member of the family. I have honestly been waiting for him to run errands around the house. He is both a son and a servant in the house. He helps with his laundry, brings the TV remote (very important 😂😂), and helps with other minor chores.…

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…

Thank You!

Dear friends, I apologize for the unintended breaks and irregularities in blogging this month. COVID-19 has interrupted my regular schedule. I am a stay-at-home mom once again. This requires giving the little one a lot of attention while balancing other aspects of life. I wonder how moms of two or more kids manage their schedule.…

Divine Intervention

When we think of divine intervention, it is easy to imagine God intervening for us to breakthrough or do the impossible. I believe that divine intervention also occurs when we are about to take steps or make decisions that can ruin our lives. As the little one continues to assert his independence, I am learning…

Mothers and Grandmothers…

I read this powerful post a few days ago. If you have read my new book, A Christian Mother’s Creed, I briefly discussed the contagious faith of Timothy’s mother and grandmother. The author of this post did an excellent job describing the challenges Timothy’s mother and grandmother faced as Christians and their influence on Timothy. This is a great read for every Christian mother and grandmother. We are influencers! Enjoy.

Encouragement Ministry

mothers and grandmothersMothers and Grandmothers…

Mothers and Grandmothers make a significant influence and impression on their children and grandchildren.  Many times, dads are working, so moms have hours with their children to talk, teach, love, feed, clean, play, etc. with them.  As mothers and grandmothers teach them about Jesus, the Bible, godly character, and prayer, they are leaving a genuine faith legacy to be learned and followed.

Many children learn visually and do what their mothers and grandmothers do by mimicking them.  As a child watches them bake chocolate chip cookies, he learns.  When he watches her tell someone about Jesus, he watches, listen, and learns.  When he watches them read their Bible, care about others, or pray, he is learning and mimicking what he learned.  The best way to teach your child to love Jesus as his Savior and to have a genuine faith is by having one also.

Paul told…

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Celebrate Yourself

if you live for the approval of others, you will die by their rejection - Rick Warren The little one likes to praise himself. He often tells himself "good boy", "yay" and he claps for himself. He celebrates his accomplishments even when we, his parents are not available to celebrate. As we begin a new month, I…

Encourage Yourself

It is amazing that self-regulation is the first functional emotional capacity humans typically develop in the first months of life. Self-regulation can be described as the ability to calm oneself in strange situations. I like how the ICDL website beautifully describes and links the baby's first experience and self-regulation: After nine months in darkness, a…

Earth Day and COVID-19

Earth Day was celebrated two days ago, April 22nd. There is no doubt that nature truly got a break from human pollution this year. Cleaner air, water, and land are positive impacts of COVID-19. I can imagine that endangered species have used this period to increase their population and lands in need of rest finally…

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…

Child-ish Vs. Child-like

Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. As I spend more time with the little one, I watch him do things that make me scratch my head. Despite knowing I would not get an answer, I find myself asking him "why are you doing this?".…

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…

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

The semester is officially over for me and the little one made my day spectacular with moments of star gazing. The little one has seen stars on the TV and in books. He has been singing Twinkle twinkle little star for a long time now without beholding a star with his own eyes. Tonight, that…

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…

The Joy of Potty-Training

Parents of toddlers understand that the key to successful potty training is to celebrate every step the child takes on the way to becoming potty trained. Social isolation has presented my family with the opportunity to be more consistent in potty training the little one. There have been moments of frustration but they pale in…

A Season of Humility

It is interesting that we are celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in a season that has humbled everyone. Jesus Christ the Messiah lived a life of humility, completely surrendered to God even in the face of death. He was able to say, "not my will but yours be done". Jesus was all…

Teething Lesson

I have no desire for the little one to go through the discomfort of teething or anything painful. Yet he goes through moments of discomfort and pain because they are part of the human experience. However, I pray for unusual strength and sickness free teething for the little one. I also ask God for wisdom…

Are you Contagious?

Yesterday, I wrote about the little one's sleep being contagious. I end up sleeping off while putting him to bed these days. This got me thinking about contagious love, peace, hope and faith this season. Instead of spreading negativity, gloom, doom, and hopelessness this season. I want to spread love, peace, hope, and faith. It…

Meditation: Romans 8:18-28

For a few days now, I have found myself sleeping off and going to bed early while putting the little one to sleep. Sleep is contagious these days. I hope yall have been resting. It takes extra effort to get a lot done with the little one at home. How are you all balancing school,…