Last week I wrote about my family’s recent struggle with my husband being away from home and the difference a daddy makes in the lives of my girls.
As a result of this struggle, I’ve been thinking and praying about what I’m to do, as a mommy, to stand in the gap while my husband is away. How do I handle the tough mommy moments in a way that will leave both my heart and the hearts of my girls intact?
Because, so often, in
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My daughter Aletheia is on the brink of turning four, and for several weeks now, I have been hounding her, trying to convince her to remain three.
“Aletheia,” I’ll say, “Why don’t you just stay three for one more year? Do you think you could do that for mommy?”
As a mom, it’s hard for me to watch her grow so fast. Wasn’t it just yesterday that she turned three? I turn around, blink my eyes, and there she goes, sprouting into four.
I had no idea that
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Yesterday morning as my family circled around the breakfast table, my youngest daughter Tenley, was in a fitful mood.
At 15 months old, Tenley sat in her highchair and fussed profusely over everything I offered her. Not even her favorite combination of blueberries and cinnamon toast could appease or coax a smile.
“Oh, child,” I said, feeling a bit exasperated. “What is it you want that isn’t being given to you.”
As the words left my mouth, I wondered at how many times God has spoken the
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Do you know anyone who does not have a favorite “junk food?” I don’t either!
It seems that every time the pressure is on, my body’s first desire is more often than not, something fast, cheap, and sweet. There is something about taking that first bite, and the stress seems to fade away; until the last bite and then I realize that I am worse off than where I started!
This week, I‘ve been asked of Jesus to begin paying attention to something else that happens when stressors mount; I’ve
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