You can NEVER go WRONG with LOVE

These are few statements I heard as a new mom: "let the baby cry, he will not die", "don't spoil that baby", and "crying is good for his lungs". As I reflect on these statements from people with good intentions, I realize that those statements are not completely true. We can never spoil a baby.…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

In parenting, there should be no competition between a mother and father. It is not wise to manipulate our children so that they would prefer one parent than the other. We should use our mother-child relationship to strengthen father-child relationship and vice versa. It is important for a mother and father to have a united…

We Have Birthrights!

One of the birthrights of every child is a loving family. Every child deserves a family that responds to the child's needs and nurtures the child's spirit, soul, and body. God created family. Perhaps, that's why the creator of all things is known as God the father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit…

Child Discipline: What Does the Bible Say?

From birth and even in utero, parents shape their children's worldview. Parents, particularly mothers play an important role in the development of their child's superego, values, and personality. This is due to the strong tie that exists between the mother and child in infancy and early childhood. Fathers are uniquely important as well. My previous…

2020 and Beyond: New Year, New Priorities

Earlier last year, I lost value for gathering with fellow believers. Online church was my thing. There were Sundays I skipped church to meet academic deadlines, showed up late and used the little one as an excuse to just stream online. My motto for this was God understands. He truly understands. While God wants us…

New Year's Giveaway !

Praying over my husband's head was the most viewed post on this blog in 2019. The post was inspired by personal events and a free 3-day reading plan on YouVersion. The plan was adapted from the book, Prayers of Blessings Over Your Husband. So, I thought it would be a great idea to give away…

Six Things To Do Before The Year Ends

Before the year ends, take a moment and thank God for the gift of life. You may not have accomplished your goals, but you have life in you. Being alive is an accomplishment, celebrate it! Before the year ends, close your eyes and think about the heartbreaking moments and disappointments you felt this year. Thank…

You are a Gift

I used to think including people into every part of our family life was a must do. The older I get though, the more this truth becomes clear- I don’t owe anyone the gift, that is, my life. I don’t owe friendship. I don’t owe relationship to others with my children, those things are gifts.…

Joyeux Noël !

Wow! What a wonderful day to be alive! My joy is full and I am content. Jesus, the reason for the season lives in the heart of every Christian Momma. That is an awesome privilege! May the love, joy, and peace of the Lord rule and reign in your heart and home. My family planned…

Thriving Christmas Alone as a New Single Mom

The holiday season is upon us. For many, it’s not the “most wonderful time of the year”, including new single moms. The pain of breakup, no matter how amicable, can feel exponentially greater during the holidays. Especially when you add the fact that, your children will be spending the holidays with their father. How are…

Are We Keeping up with the Joneses?

This season comes with a lot of expenses. It got me thinking about our motives and the impact of financial debt on the family. Decorating the house, buying household items and gifts on credit just to keep up with societal expectations is sadly associated with this season. Instead of spending to keep up with the…

AMBER Alert for a Missing Child

Last night, I received an Amber alert for a missing two year old boy. It was my first Amber alert for a missing child. My heart was grieved, and I was deeply troubled. Suddenly, I became a spiritual superwoman. My family prayed for the missing boy, that he would not be harmed. Personally, I continued…

FIGHT with Family this Thanksgiving

Yes, you read that right. FIGHT! In a few days, we will celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. A day American families near and far gather together to celebrate life and family. It is a holiday of joy and conflict. I suggest that we do the following to position ourselves for a memorable and joyful…

Putting Family Before Work

We often say "family comes first". Yet, we find it hard to put it into practice. Sometimes, we find ourselves having to choose between work and family. Parenting makes choosing between career and family more complex. The time change or daylight savings exercabated the guilt I feel each time I pick up the little one…

You Need Me, I Need You

We were made for relationship, fellowship, and we were born with a desire to connect with others. When the need for connection is disrupted in early childhood, the brain becomes stressed, and it rewires itself to accommodate unnatural ways of connection which impacts their relationship with others across the lifespan.

I Don’t Have to, I Get To

Last year, I wrote a private blog post after watching a video that heightened my sense of gratitude. Despite having a challenging week, my sense of gratitude remains intact tonight. I am very thankful for the gift of life. Life feels less overwhelming when we think positively about the things we do. Let's say 'I…

Thanksgiving Memories: Traditions and Thoughts

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that doesn’t need to be overwhelming. It is a day to reflect on the goodness of the Lord and be thankful for all that has happened so far that year and anticipate what you expect God to do for the rest of the year. It’s a day to chill, enjoy good food and good company.

Mama, Keep Your Head Up!

Stay-at-home moms who take their kids EVERYWHERE and working Moms that never get a break, this one is for YOU! I KNOW you are…tired, flustered, question your own sanity, feel like you are surviving most days. We have traded sweats for nice outfits and messy “mom buns” for clean, dry hair…. We eat standing up…

The Stay at home mom life: He is my Healer

When I had my babies, one of the hardest things for me as a mother was when they began to fall sick. By God’s grace, my children are healthy. But when they do fall sick, it often brings to my mind parents of children with serious life threatening illnesses, and disabilities, and my heartbreaks for them. The pain they go through as parents is something My God knows all too well....

The Theology of Adoption: The Needy and the Needed

There are no words to describe how excited I was to reblog this post. Robin urges Christians to think about Adoption. Since we were adopted into the family of God, we should extend the love and opportunity God has given us to children in need of a home. We can start by giving to orphanages but we can go beyond that and give those children a family, a home. James 1:27 says “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” Perhaps, some of us are scared to bring a child with a history of trauma into our homes. We must look beyond that and see these children how God sees them. These children can experience a new life, their stories can be re-written when love is poured into them. My dear friends, think about adoption! Enjoy Robin’s inspirational post! Stay blessed.

The wife & times of Reverend Wootton

November is National Adoption month. There has been a plethora of sources and blog posts daily on my Facebook news feed. Huffpost, among others, has been diving headfirst into the fray with their series, trying to be balanced in their opinions, but mostly being conservative, as expected. What makes me saddest, is the total lack of evangelical voices. Not the ones who like to paint everything with sugar and roses, but the ones who take a big step back. Christians MUST think about adoption. Christians, who are pursuing the knowledge and grace of Jesus Christ DO think about adoption daily. Here’s some of what I mean.

If a Christian adoptee is having struggles with bitterness, chances are she has struggles with Christianity as a concept. But it probably isn’t her fault. It may be a result of poor communication from other Christians who are largely ignorant of adoption as a…

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How to Support Foster and Adoptive Families

There are millions of ways to help a foster family, but you know what all of those apply to people in every situation. The woman down the road that just had surgery, the man who lost his wife, and the new momma. I believe the most important thing you can do to support a foster family or any family is to......

Mommy, Why don’t we celebrate Halloween?

The goal of this post isn't to condemn Christians who celebrate Halloween. My intention is to help Mommas/parents who don't want their family to participate in Halloween or don't know if it's okay to join the celebration. We spread love and truth on this blog. This book is available on Amazon. It helped me understand…