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…

A Christian Mother’s Creed: Now Available!

Hi friends, A Christian Mother's Creed is now available for you to read! A preview is available. If you live outside the United States, please purchase from your country's Amazon website or the country closest to you. For example, if you live in Belgium, you can purchase from amazon.fr or amazon.co.uk https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084VQXH5Z Here are some…

Being Present

The best part of my day was giving the little one my undivided attention. I had a paper due, blog post to write, house to clean up, and a book launch to prepare for...But, I told myself everything must wait. Being present with the little one brought me joy, hugs and kisses, and everything fell…

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,…

Back to the Basics 2

Yesterday, I wrote about how this season has shifted our focus back to what matters, God and family. Please check the post here. As I reflected further, it began to click even more that this season is a wake up call for the body of Christ. We have gone the ways of the world, tolerating…

Back to the Basics

I had to put the sippy cup valve back on the little one's sippy cup. He seems to have forgotten that water or juice in a sippy cup does not belong on the floor or anywhere else but his mouth. Putting the valve makes him focus more on drinking, it takes more effort and he…

Support For Children with Developmental Disorders

For some days now, I have become more aware of the little one's presence. He is constantly ordering us around, "get down", "stop it", "no", "sit down".. and I cannot count the number of times I have heard "mine" within the past few days of social isolation. Guess what I have been doing as well,…

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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Invitation: Virtual Book Launch

Hi friends, join me on Zoom on 04.04.2020 for a virtual book launch. I would love to hear your thoughts, answer your questions, and interact with you live. Please follow A Christian Mother's Creed Facebook page to stay informed about the book, express your interest in attending the event and enjoy other good stuff on…

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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Hello Neighbor!

Dear friends, this season presents an opportunity for us to be our neighbor's keeper. Please check on the single mothers living next door and families that have been financially impacted by the current pandemic. It is time to bless those we are in a position to support. As many of my clients have suspended therapy…

Moms Of Wayward Children

As parents of adult children, we often wonder: will my children make good choices when they are out on their own? How can I let them go when I’ve held them close for so long? How do you trust God and not worry when you see your child making unwise decisions? How can you know…

Little Mr. Independent

It is happening earlier than I expected. The little one is exerting his independence more than ever. He wants to feed himself all the time and do many things by himself. One of his new favorite words is "No" and he motions to push me away. When he pushes me away, I think to myself,…

Mothering is Discipleship

I enjoyed reading this powerful post on mothering as a position where we get to or have the obligation to disciple our children. This fellow Christian momma urges us to not underestimate our influence as mothers. I loved that she discussed the importance of caring for our children’s spirit, soul and body. You need to read it! We are mothers, we are homemakers, kingmakers, and nation builders!

Castleberry Hearts

I snapped this photo a couple weeks ago at the end of a busy day. In that moment my heart was weary from the mothering tasks of the day. When I came around the corner to this scene, my heart was so refreshed.

I stood at the corner and listened as Grant read to the kids, explaining to them about the Tower of Babel. He was asking them questions and telling them about the sin of those people, wanting a life lived for their own glory.

He was discipling our children.

In that moment, the weariness of the day seemed to wash away and I realized I had gotten caught up in the doing and lost sight of my true calling.

It can be easy for me at times to do that. To get caught up in the tasks I need to complete. And when I do that, I often…

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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 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 4: Post-Partum Depression

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. Psalms 28:7 (KJV) Despite the joy of having a newborn, new parents may experience depression because caring for a newborn can be overwhelming.  It may feel like…

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…

Mine Mine Mine

When the little one wants something he has no word for, he says "mine". He doesn't not care who owns it. If he wants it, it's "mine". This behavior got me thinking about the power in claiming what is rightfully ours based on God's Word. If God says it is mine, then I want it.…

Black History Month: Celebrating Our Royal Identity

As we celebrate Black History Month in the United States, I would like to encourage African American parents to stand strong in faith and not bow to the spirit of fear. The evil spirit of racism is still at work, but we already have the victory over that which threatens our lives and our children.…

How Dare you!

"How Dare you satan!", "Don't you know who owns this child?", "You messed with the wrong child"....Those were my words and attitude last week. The little one woke up wheezing and crying at night. While my heart was at peace, my spirit was aggressive. The little one deserves to sleep well, we feed him well,…