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…

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…

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…

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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Thoughts on Parenting 101

I hope you all are staying connected emotionally and spiritually. These two Bible verses came to mind while writing my thoughts on parenting: 1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to…

National Day of Prayer (USA)

Isn't it amazing that a president can ask everyone dwelling in the land to call upon God in the time of trouble?! I pray that the Lord continues to guide president Trump's decisions this season and always. That he will experience the love of God and receive godly counsel. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people,…

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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Thoughts on Parenting 101

Generally speaking, success is not determined by what we know but the application of the life-changing information we receive. Access to information is not enough, it is what we do with the information that makes a difference. How long we have been doing life does not determine our success in life. One can be young…

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 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…

Day 1: In God We Trust

Earlier this year, I wrote a 7-day devotional for new/first-time parents. I was unable to create a fancy PDF for the devotional, so I decided to just go ahead and share it daily on the blog. I believe it will be a blessing to new parents and parents with several years of experience. Be blessed…

Reblog: It is OUR stuff

This post was originally posted on January 30, 2019. I find it encouraging this season as the little one's behavior has not changed. The little one has come to believe everything in the house belongs to him. He reaches for our food everytime and cries if we don't share with him. He turns mommy and…

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.…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6 I was given more insight on this Bible verse few days ago in written words, so I thought to share it with you. "In the original Hebrew, training up a child is…