Prayer In The Waiting Room

This is what being a Christian Momma looks like, seeing people through God’s eyes and carrying God’s presence everywhere we go. Not because we are perfect, but because we serve a God willing to work through imperfect vessels. Enjoy this great post by fellow blogger, Dawn @drawingclosertochrist.com

Drawing Closer to Christ

Colossians 4:2 NLT, “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.”

Yesterday I had to go visit the GYN for my annual exam. It’s a very busy place, so when I go, I always know that I’ll be waiting at least an hour before I see the doctor, but this time my wait ended up being an hour and a half. I waited one hour in the main waiting room, and thirty minutes in the exam room.

All the women I saw were anticipating the arrival of a little one. I thought to myself, at this point in my life, I wouldn’t want to change places with them. But I also remember when I was there like them, expecting my daughter, and how exciting it was as the time for her arrival drew closer. It’s hard to believe how fast the years have flown by.

I…

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73 Questions

Answering these questions was a bit difficult for me because I like being mysterious. However, I think it's a good thing for readers to know a few personal things about me and other authors on the blog. Bukola Orry, one of Christian Mommas' top readers nominated me to answer the following questions 1. What’s your usual…

This Little Piggy

These days I can be found jamming to nursery rhymes. The little one enjoys watching me jump and twirl while playing nursery rhymes. Those songs are addictive but thankfully there is a lot to learn from them. Apparently, "This little piggy" has controversial interpretations but let's stick with the happier one. The interpretation everyone grew…

Reblog- “KIDS; NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART”

For mommas/parents homeschooling their children and those thinking about it, Brenda, the author of this article has some encouraging words and testimony for you. If God is leading you in this direction, don’t be afraid to go for it. God is your source and He knows what is best for your children. Trust Him!
Thank God for the ability to homeschool in the United States. This is indisputably one of the top benefits of living in the United States. Enjoy this inspiring article!

Becoming HIS Tapestry

Hey friends, how are you today? It has been raining since Sunday.The Lord and I talked about that, this morning.Of course, He already knew, but I thought I would just remind Him that it has been dark, gloomy, dreary and rainy since Sunday.I said I would be most grateful for a sunny, 70° Tuesday, instead of a rainy, 42° one, but He said, “Look up, child”.

‘still cloudy, Lord, but I will be thankful in spite of the clouds”

So, I did, and I said, ‘thank you, Lord for the rain.I will wear my boots instead of my opened toes heels and my umbrella and I’m sure it will be a good day. I will be thankful, it isn’t snowing.What’s the weather like, in your neck of the woods?

Did you know kids are a gift from God Almighty Himself? In spite of the circumstances surrounding their birth; all kids…

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Dear Mommas, Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's day to the waiting moms, single moms, foster moms, belly moms, spiritual moms and future mommas. You are worthy of daily celebration because your love is selflessness and enduring. There is a lot to reflect on as I celebrate my first mother's day with a child I birth through pain, sweat, joy, and…

Dear Mommas, You are Enough!

Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a Mama. God has gifted me with 5 babies earthside, and a few I will meet in heaven.By society’s standards, we are considered a “large family.” By my standards large is always 2 more kids than what we currently have. What’s it like having…

Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle is one of my favorite Nursery Rhymes. Perhaps, I am drawn to it's simple and illogical content. My favorite lines are "The cow jumped over the moon" and "The dish ran away with the spoon". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJ9Htuzc68 In my perspective, the lyrics of this nursery rhyme reveals the faith-filled and oh what possibilities…

A Walking Testimony

From one step to five steps and finally countless steps, we have been cheering the little one along like the cloud of witnesses. DH and I have been waiting for these days. Honestly, I have been imagining the little one holding my legs while I workout and moving all over the house with HIS OWN…

Stroller Testimony: If it Matters to You, it Matters to God

God has a humorous way of showing us He cares. My prayer is that my testimony will encourage you to trust God with your life and open your eyes to this truth, You Matter To God! https://videopress.com/v/g56Dl1x8 And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are more valuable…

Reblog:The Season of ‘No’

Wonderful spiritual lesson by another Christian momma raising a toddler. My little one is only 9-month-old but I am already using the words, “Don’t” and “no”. One major take-away from this article is that God doesn’t keep things from us, He keeps them for us. This is why patience is important in our walk with God, parenting and doing life. Jess encourages us to accept the fact that some prayers we tag ‘unanswered’ or ‘NO’ from God may be for our good. Personally, the beauty of every NO is that they challenge me to seek God’s best in every situation. Enjoy this short article and be blessed!

“We don’t swim in the toilet!” No.

“Don’t feed your breakfast to the dog!” No.

“Don’t eat MY breakfast!” No.

“Don’t pee on the floor!” No.

Whew! You guessed it: these are some commonly overheard phrases in my home. Life with a toddler- what a season! Some days I feel like all I do is utter the word ‘no’ to her in one way or another. It’s a frustration to constantly speak it, but I can, in fact, accurately imagine that it’s frustrating to be on the receiving end of that word as well.

But why do I tell her no, or forbid her from doing things? Is it because I’m a big ol’ bully who just wants to be boss? Of course not. I don’t let her splash in the toilet because, germs. I don’t let her feed the dog because she needs the fuel herself. I don’t let…

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Training My 10-Month-Old Infant

Some may argue that my attempts are futile as she cannot understand what I am saying. However does that stop parents from talking to their babies? Isn't it from our talk, describing the world around them and constantly telling them who daddy and mummy is that our baby's first words come from those s/he hears the most. We are already training our babies in so many areas: eating, using a car seat, table manners, talking, walking, biting is bad and so on.

The Joy and Pain of Sleep Training

I don't  know what to call the sleep training method my husband and I have been using since the beginning of the year. The cry-it-out method??!! I am not sure. This is because we don't leave the little one in the room to cry till he falls asleep. His father is always with him. I…

Prayer Challenge: Day 5

Wow! It's the third month of the year already and the last day of the 5 days of prayer for my children challenge. Day 5 of the reading plan encourages us to study our children. This will help us pray uniquely or specifically for each child and build a good parent-child relationship. We are wrapping…

Prayer Challenge: Day 4

This conversation sums up why this prayer challenge is important. Sometimes, we need to be reminded that what we are doing matters and a word of encouragement can go a long way. Keep praying for you your children. Today's message is titled "fight for your family". You can listen to the entire message here and…

Pray Challenge: Day 3

Day 3 of the reading plan reminds us our children are gifts from God and that’s one reason for us to celebrate our children. The plan encourages us to model gratitude, be grateful for our children and express our gratitude for the opportunity to be parents. Emphasis on Psalm 127:3-5. With reference to yesterday's blog,…

Prayer Challenge: Day 2

Voice Note 1 with text below ♡ Hi everyone. Thanks for Uhmm taking time to listen to this voice note and following this blog. I am very grateful for you, thankful for you. Yeah. So,this is day 2 of the prayer challenge and I decided to Uhm leave a voice note since I am not…

A Quick Fix or a Worth the Wait Blessing?

Most times the story of Esau and Jacob is often told to emphasize the deceptive nature of Jacob. There is often little or no emphasis on the role Esau played in losing his birth right. Alicia, the author of this article highlights the role Esau played in the loss of his birth right. The author uses real life experiences with her children to help us understand the dangers/consequences of instant gratification as seen in the story of Esau and Jacob. Enjoy!

For His Purpose

I’m assuming my kids are no different and share a common enthusiasm with other like-minded boys and girls—the electronic obsession!!??

These kids of mine would eat, drink, and sleep electronics if my husband and I allowed it, but thankfully for the sake of healthy living we’ve put a cap on their amount of exposure.

As a family we circled up in the living room about a year ago to hash out a plan or schedule for electronic time. That might sound over the top, but seriously it was necessary and has actually been pretty beneficial.

Here’s what we came up with: My kids love cereal (almost as much as electronics) and would prefer it for every meal. I’m not a fan; there can’t possibly be much nutritional value to a morsel of puffed up air, coated with sugar. Soooo, collectively, we determined cereal mornings would be limited to three mornings…

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Wear Your Own Shoes,One Size Doesn’t Fit All

My 2 year old is OBSESSED with 2 things- swords and my house shoes.He doesn’t like wearing his shoes... or socks... or the slippers we bought him for Christmas. BUT if my house shoes aren’t on my feet, we all know where to find them. But here’s the problem. They don’t fit him. They weren’t made for…

Motherhood Helped Me Stop Worrying About My Accent

When I moved to the U.S. in my late teens, I desperately wanted to change my accent. I wanted to fit in. I didn't like my accent despite people telling me "I love your accent" several times. They often follow the compliment with "where are you originally from?". That's the question I didn't like answering. I would have to tell them I am originally from Nigeria but I didn't want to. That was the problem and motherhood solved the problem.