Today's Blessing

Potty training… a tip for you… wait until your child is ready. Until they connect, “brain and bottom” your efforts will be unsuccessful. Since training is a natural occurrence, it will come naturally. With my five, this was all around 3 years old, give or take a few months. When done this way, no one will dissolve in tears.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1, NIV)

Doing Good

There are needy people all around us.

You don’t have to look far to find someone to encourage.

While on his way to work one day, my son saw a man sleeping on a park bench.

A quick thought entered his mind, “I should leave him my lunch”.

Now when you’re in your early twenties to give your food away is a biggie! However, he didn’t debate this “inkling”, he just followed through with his first thought and left his bagged lunch by the sleeping man.

When his stomach growled around noon, my son went to the lunch room just to get a drink; and to his surprise saw a mountain of sandwiches on the table – leftovers from a morning meeting.

I know everything doesn’t always turn out good when we do something good, however, the point here is, God sees everything we do.

To Him, everything we do is a big deal.

We are Christ’s representatives on earth. He only has us.

Kind of sobering really – to think we are all He has.

Actually that’s really sobering.

Years ago I remember seeing a teenage girl sitting on a park bench with her head buried in her hands, obviously distraught. I had a couple of little kids in tow then and I didn’t stop. Yes, I was busy – but that busy? I still remember her.

Maybe she just needed someone to say, “God loves you, He cares for you”. I missed that opportunity and now decades later, I still remember and feel bad.

God’s word teaches us. “Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone …”. (Galatians 6:10)

Of course we have to use common sense and in this day and age of terror, I know we must be careful – however – our smile or kind word might be the only gesture someone receives which says, “you matter”.

Today’s Prayer:

Help me Lord – that whenever I have the opportunity, I will do good to everyone …”. (Galatians 6:10)

Amen.

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This day shouts, “start over” the old is gone and the new has come.

The apostle Paul in the Bible certainly understood the concept of “the old is gone and the new has begun”. He needed a “do-over”.

Read his story and you are quickly aware of his early beginnings. He was full of anger, pride and selfishness; he was one bad dude. Paul was so adamant against Christianity, he made it his goal to destroy as many believers as possible.

He stood by as the apostle Stephen was killed and did nothing. Consented to it actually.

He shut up followers of Jesus in prisons, he had them beaten and killed.

However, even someone like the apostle Paul can change, and change He did. Jesus saw something in Paul, and if channeled correctly – would turn the world upside down. Jesus met him in a vision and changed the trajectory of his life. We are still talking about the life of Paul.

Do you need a directional change? Need a “do-over?”

Like Paul, we cannot change the past, but we can change our end story. Paul dealt with his past in this way, “… but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead”. Philippians 3:13 (NLT)

Did you catch that, “this one thing?”

One thing, he had to put the past behind him and he said, “forget it” and moved on.

Are you dwelling on the past? Failures and wrongs? Even though Paul did despicable things, Jesus pursued him, saved him and gave him a future.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new”. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

Paul repented of his past and accepted Christ’s forgiveness … and you can too. I would encourage you today, surrender all your life to Jesus, past, present and future.

It’s the only way to live.

Today’s Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, please forgive my sins and prepare my heart for eternity with You. Make me new – inside and out. I choose today to let the past go and keep my eyes locked on what lies ahead. You have only good plans for me!” Amen.

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Dear Mom,

Is anxiety knocking at your door today? It happens sweet mom. God says, “Give me your cares and I’ll give you my peace.” To be honest, waiting for some answers to prayer can be agonizingly painful and to remain at rest in the process, is contrary to our natural way of thinking. Nonetheless, God tells us not to be anxious, worried or troubled. I remind myself often:

“Do not be anxious about anything… God will make a way.” I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. (John 14:27, NLT)

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Dear Mom,

After a very tiring day of meeting everyone’s needs, Jesus and His disciples escaped to the “peace of the sea”. At some point during the night, a storm arose and with Jesus so exhausted, He didn’t hear a thing. Sweet mom, can you identify? I’m sure you can. Once Jesus went to sleep, He stayed asleep. He was so drained. Isn’t it wonderful He understands our weariness? Jesus understands everything.

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest”. Mark 6:31

 

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Dear Mom,

Children often ‘act out’ as their only means of expressing “something is not right in my world.” As mothers, our reactions must be more mature than their outbursts. I heard a quote once that carried me through many troubles, “Blessed are the children whose parents have already grown up.” We need God every moment to keep us calm, sane and not act like a child ourselves. Whisper His Name next time you feel done in. He is right where you are.

“Love is patient and kind … is not irritable … endures through every circumstance”. 1 Corinthians 13

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Dear Mom,

A teenager’s cry: Who will love me just for me? Does anyone care? Can I ever be forgiven for being so dumb? Will I make it? Do I have what it takes to succeed in life? Dear sweet mom, you and I have both been there … be compassionate with your child. We are “training” them – they are not there yet. It will take 18+ years to complete your assignment, and then some. Love them with no strings attached and see what God will do.

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance” I Corinthians 13: 4-7

 

 

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Dear Mom,

I encourage you sweet Mom, refuse to be weighed down with past sins, failures and wrong choices; and don’t waste another minute feeling guilty. We beat ourselves up for things we should have done the, “woulda, coulda, shoulda” mentality. To move ahead – if it’s possible – ask forgiveness of others, embrace the present, and sprint towards your future. It’s a new day – fix what you can and move on. Choose the path of peace.

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. (1 Corinthians 9:24, NIV)

This World Is Not Our Home

This World Is Not Our Home

In the last few years’ peace around the globe has vanished. You don’t have to look far to realize, this world is not our home.

It seems every week there is another attack somewhere on our planet.

Where does one go that is safe anymore?

I have a husband who travels globally, yes, the world is a different place then even a few years ago.

How do you make sense of it all? How do we continue to live in such a volatile place with hostile people? People who cheat, steal, kill and lie.

And we know where lies come from … Jesus speaks directly to those who oppose the gospel in John. Kind of a harsh text but will explain a few things.

“For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies”. John 8:44

Sums up who is at the crux of evil – the father of lies – the evil one.

As followers of Jesus, we should not be afraid. Jesus speaks to us:

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid”. John 14:27

A few years ago we had an overseas friend visit us for supper. She had lived through the civil war in Uganda and after the meal as we chatted over tea, I asked her, “How did you make it through such fear, suffering and terror?”

Softly she replied, “The just shall live by faith”. She simply believed she would live by God’s grace and did whatever it took to survive.

In our new age of terror – we do not have to be terrorized.

Jesus lived in an age where there was great upheaval as well. One day He comforted His disciples with these words:

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also”. John 14:1-3

May you too be comforted as you read the words of Jesus.

Faith is keeping an unwavering confidence in God regardless of what is going on worldwide, or in our personal lives.

My friend was right.

“ … the just shall live by faith”.   Habakkuk 2:4

Today’s Prayer:

 Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for speaking peace to Your followers and for promising to be with us no matter what. You see what is going on in our world and in my life – I choose to live by faith, You will never leave me or forsake me.

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Dear Mom,

Life is full of delays of one sort or another. Be it a late start, crying babies, a red light or the dreaded irritation, the slowest line at the grocery store – something is always forcing us to slow down. Jesus says to us – rest awhile. As a busy mom, it’s almost impossible some days to find a minute to stop… however, if you don’t come apart – you’ll fall apart. Spend a few moments every day in God’s presence.

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest”. Mark 6:31

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Dear Mom,

While it is excellent to have a wise mentor or friend, God extends a friendship to you that is beyond compare. He listens intently, cares completely and knows what you should do in every circumstance. He has all wisdom, keeps your secrets and gives full support to your successes. There is no one more faithful. Express your love to Him while you drive to work or take your lunch or make lunches for your little people. Imagine you can see Him – He’s right with you.

       “Trust in the Lord at all times … pour out your heart before Him”.  Psalm 62:8 

 

Summer Rest

Dear Mom,

This summer, take a little time out to recharge. All too soon schedules and the oh-so-daily-routine will begin again, so take time to slow down. It would be nice to just float around on a catamaran, however, chances are that’s not possible 🙂 so … take the kids to a park or have a coffee and sit quietly on your lunch hour… your body and mind need to coast. You’ll never live this day or have this summer again. Enjoy.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven …”. Ecclesiastes 3:1

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Dear Mom,

As I trekked along a dusty path in a needy nation, my heart was steadily breaking. I could not help but think that Jesus came to set every captive free, bring relief to the afflicted and love to the downtrodden. In your world today sweet mom, there are women all around you that need a glimmer of hope. In your busy-ness, do not overlook them. Just a smile tells someone “you matter” – behind every heart is a secret sorrow, it’s so important to be kind.

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance” I Corinthians 13: 4-7

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The Shepherd’s Psalm – Psalm 23

This Psalm has been a favourite to millions.

I memorized this Psalm as a child and have never forgotten it.

Sheep and shepherds are referred to over and over in the Bible. In Genesis 4, Abel was a keeper of flocks. In Matthew’s gospel, Christ’s birth was announced by angels to shepherds.

Often Jesus talked about sheep. Once He looked over the multitude before Him and was moved with compassion – they looked “distressed and helpless” as one version puts it, like “sheep having no shepherd”.

In simple terms – mankind cannot make it on their own. Something deep inside us cries out for guidance, a helper, a shepherd – someone to make sense out of life.

I sat beside a gentleman on a plane recently and he was chatting away. I sensed a searching in his heart and when I said, “Jesus loves you”, instantly tears started flowing down his face. The more I told him God cared for him, the more he cried.

Hearts in every city, every country, all around the world are hurting… we need a Shepherd.

God created us with a “heart vacuum” that can only be filled by Him.

I would encourage you to pray the 23rd Psalm often. Here it is in my own words …

“Dear God, you are my shepherd.
I know with you in the lead, I have everything I need.
Since I rarely slow down on my own, I see you have brought circumstances into my life that have caused me stop. You have my attention – please restore my balance.
The path you laid out for my life is the right one. Even if it means walking through uncharted valleys, I know with you up ahead, I will not be afraid.
Your gentle smile and soft nudges comfort me.
Even if enemies surround me, by your very presence I maintain peace; I sense your overwhelming support.
May your kindness and compassion be my mantle for life, until we meet together in heaven forever. Amen”.

Today’s Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for being my Shepherd. Truly I have everything I need to live my life. With You by my side, I need not worry about anything. I will follow you dear Shepherd of mine.

 

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Dear Mom,

There is a story in the Bible concerning a leader facing an impossible situation. Baffled as to how to conquer his battles, he prayed and God showed him what to do. Perhaps today sweet mom, you too are bewildered about the best way to handle your child or what to do about a situation troubling you. Allow me to encourage you today, ask God for a solution and keep asking until He shows you what to do. He cares for you and your family.

“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you”. 2 Chronicles 20:12

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We had hoped this day would never come, however, when we heard the sound of the horn, we knew it was time to go. King Nebuchadnezzar had constructed a statue of himself and everyone, unbelievably, was to bow to his image. There was no way we were going to bend, or bow as was the case, our convictions were solid; we would not move.

The consequences were severe – being thrown into a burning furnace. However, we set our faces like flint, looked straight ahead and stood. Tall.

“No movement” said one. “We will stand together and if need be, we’ll die together”.

Perhaps you know this story. For their faith they were thrown in the flames, however, the Bible says, “a man like unto the son of God” moved about in the midst of the fire and they were not even burned.

Miracle of miracles. Even the men who threw them into the fire couldn’t stand the heat and died – nothing is impossible with God.

Perhaps you are in need of a miracle today?

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”. Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)

The Old and New Testament testifies to an all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful God. He never changes.

Allow me to encourage you; dig in your heels and believe like these three guys – your God is able and He is on your side. They believed in God, whether He saved them from certain death or not.

Faith isn’t in the saving – but in the surrender.

With man this is impossible but with God all things are possible”. Matthew 19:26 (NIV)

In spite of what we face, our Heavenly Father blesses us with Himself – exactly like He did with the “boys” and then reminds us, “nothing is impossible with God”.

Today’s Prayer:

“Dear Heavenly Father, you are truly all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-together wonderful. Please answer my prayer. I need a miracle as well and I come to you. I believe you are fully able!”

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Start Fresh

One day we had a herd of cows delivered to the farm.

It was suppertime and I expected my husband home any minute, however, the delivery truck arrived a few minutes early and I shuttered, “Oh noooooooo, I need the delivery guy to wait for my husband before letting the cows out!!!”

I knew I shouldn’t ask that question as they don’t have time to wait – so the delivery/farmer guy looked at the electric fence we had and said, “no problem” and opened the back of the truck.

What happened next was wildness. Out barged the cattle stampeding like wild animals!

They bolted recklessly through the electric fences and into the farmer’s fields nearby. It was complete madness.

My husband arrived home shortly after to utter chaos. One look at me and then the hind end of all our cows and he started running – chasing them, trying to coral them back.

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After a significant period of time and the repairing of broken fences – thankfully, we found all our cows …

You probably know people similar to our cows, taking no thought to consequences they barge through boundaries. If the truth be told, we all have been like the cows as well, ignored what we should have done, and did what we wanted… and… suffered the consequences.

However, we don’t have to keep “barging!”

Every morning we can start fresh with the help of our Creator … when we ask forgiveness, He wipes out our mistakes from yesterday and helps us start again … He’s so kind.

“… Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning, Great is Your faithfulness”. Lamentations 3: 22,23

 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations”.  Psalm 100: 4,5

 Today’s Prayer:

 Dear Heavenly Father, teach me to obey you first thing. It is so unnecessary to always be learning the hard way. Thank you that Your mercies that are indeed new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness.

 

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Dear Mom,

Life is similar to a relay race; along the way you will “tag” a range of people. Some mom friends stay with you briefly, while others keep in step for a while. And then there will be a few who will stay long term, but only one friend has been with you from the beginning and will accompany you to the end, God your Heavenly Father. Maybe you need this truth today… your Creator will never leave you, ever. He sees you and cares for you.

“The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore”. Psalm 121:8

Dear sweet mom,

Every married couple stood at an altar and made a covenant before God and people. They vowed to stick with their sweetheart, “Until death do us part.” Marriage is a commitment like none other, and even if we receive the worst or were interrupted with sickness or are just plain poor, we vowed, “That’s ok with me, I’ll stay by your side.” Makes you stop, and think doesn’t it?  What’s happened? If you are struggling with your vows today, talk to your Heavenly Father who instituted marriage… He cares for you.

 “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you”. 1 Peter 5:7

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Dirt and diapers. Some days that is the extent of a mother’s day – changing diapers and sweeping up dirt. Sweet mom, allow me to remind you – things do not always appear as they seem! The eternal little soul you care for is not just ordinary and neither are you. You were hand picked by God to be your child’s mother. Let that truth sink in today – hand picked… you… and with God’s help… you can raise exceptional children. God is with you!

“Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart“. Psalm 37:4

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When God Delays His Answer

What do you do when you pray and do not receive the answer you were hoping for?

How do you cope when your prayers go unanswered?

When your world goes dark, how do you keep trusting in an unseen God?

Where is the “song in the night” when life isn’t fair?

Let me answer your questions with this story.

Jesus loved Mary, Martha and their brother Lazarus. In fact, He often went to their home for a meal, just for fellowship; which is quite amazing when you think of it – just hanging out, having supper with Jesus.

They were friends. Obviously pretty close friends.

As Jesus was ministering in another town, word came to Him that his friend Lazarus was sick. The sisters must have sent for Him. It doesn’t matter how many times I read this story, I am always surprised at Jesus’ response. He didn’t rush to them, He didn’t immediately fix the situation, He simply heard the messenger and kept doing what He was doing.

We don’t see – what Jesus sees.

He knows and observes and completely understands – the big picture.

In a couple of days, He would go to Mary and Martha and show Himself strong on their behalf – but for now, today and a couple of tomorrow’s – they didn’t understand, their world went dark.

And sometimes ours does too.

When you pray and seemingly do not receive an answer, delay does not mean denial, as was the case with Lazarus. In God’s timing and when His purpose had been accomplished, their prayer was answered in the most loving, caring and miraculous way.

Jesus is the resurrection and the life.

Dear one, God sees you. God hears you and one day, He’ll answer your prayer.

You’ll have a resurrection story.

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine”. Isaiah 55:8

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him”. 1 Corinthians 2:9

“Call to me and I will answer you …”. Jeremiah 33:3

Today’s Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, even though I do not understand your ways – I trust you. Please answer my prayer and give me a resurrection story. I am putting all my hope in you and the promises I treasure from your word. I rest in you today”.

Dear sweet mom,

May the Lord bless you today, on this Mother’s Day. Speaking of mom’s, can you imagine the young mom Mary, being chosen as a teenager to participate in such a remarkable story. She was chosen, and we are too. We too, have a specific assignment to fulfil. Your children need YOU! Your personality, your gifts – everything about you is perfect for them. God never makes a mistake where He places children in families. They bear your mark forever, so love them dearly! God will help you be a good, actually no, a great, mom!

Well done, good and faithful servant… enter into the joy of your Lord. (Matthew 25:21, KJV)

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Dear Mom,

Wisdom comes from following God’s pattern for living, having plenty of common sense and doing what is right. Your actions and reactions have an affect on your home’s thermometer. When I was in my intense mothering years, and perhaps feeling a bit discouraged, I would ask myself, “Am I doing better than this time last year”? If my answer was “yes,” then I just kept plugging along; however, if I answered “no,” then I knew I needed to change something. Ask God for help dear sweet Mom, whatever your age and stage in parenting, because, everything matters and everyday matters too.

But I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.  (Philippians 3:13, NLT)

Dear Mom,

God’s mercies are new every day. He does not reprimand you for yesterday; never writes you off for wrong deeds, does not give you the silent treatment nor does He make sure you pay for messing up. Sweet Mom, every morning God simply waits for you to come to Him and talk. As you pour your coffee, “Good morning Lord,” is a great way to start your day. A relationship with God is our initiative; He’s a perfect gentleman.

“… because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning, Great is Your faithfulness”. Lamentations 3: 22,23

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Dear Mom,

I listened to a young couple talk about their first-born child who had Downs Syndrome, and the shock they had the day of his birth. Listen to the dad’s thoughts a few years later: “My young son’s birth was the worse day of my life and also the best. I have leaned more about life, love and God through Him, than I would ever have had without him. Truly God knew. This child was His gift to us.” I was inspired listening to this father. Truly God’s ways are nothing like our ways and His thoughts, nothing like our thoughts. Every child is precious is His sight.

” For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11

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Dear Mom,

As I listened to a young soldier recall the ‘explosion,’ and how he has had to come to terms with the amputation of his leg, my heart was so saddened. I concluded, there is what you call outer strength and then there is another kind, a gripping inner tenacity. This young warrior, undoubtably, had both. Often when life throws you a curve sweet mom, enormous courage is required to carry on.

 He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. (Isaiah 40:29, NKJV)

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Dear Mom,

Do not lose control of the only person that you can control – yourself. To give into anger or resort to resolving a conflict in an uproar will only cause more loss of control. To stay in control when everything is out of control takes divine control. God is with you sweet mom, and will give you the wherewithal to handle situations in a composed manner. When I was young and pushed to the limit, I’d lock myself in the washroom, pray and calm down long enough to act like an adult and then carry on… and if you ask God to help you… He will help you too. Talk to Him in every crisis; He knows how to solve them.

Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28

 

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Dear Mom,

The psalmist David had been discouraged; in fact, he describes himself as having perplexity of mind and in despair. Mothers can relate; some days you feel like you are loosing your mind – everyone wants a piece of you! From your job, to running the kids here and there, the doctors, the dentist, the parent/teacher interviews – YESSSSS mothers can get overwhelmed! In David’s needy state, God reached out to him and picked him up; for you, He can do the same. Please don’t stay downhearted sweet mom, God will help you. Talk to Him and read His word. Ask for the PEACE of God.

“My tears have been my food day and night… By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me”. Psalm 42: 3,8

 

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Dear Mom,

Hope is unwavering faith. It is seeing in your mind’s eye a promise, something not yet a reality. It’s visualizing your children staying on the right course; it’s seeing a dream come to pass. Hope is a steadfast confidence of expectation, and staying hopeful pleases God. It conveys to Him the exclusive loyalty of your heart, “I’m trusting in you alone.” Whatever you are facing today, do not lose hope. God will see you through.

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1

Dear Mom,

We just don’t like it when our kids complain about making their beds, or emptying the garbage or some other chore you ask them to do. Did you know the Bible says to do everything without complaining? It actually says that… and maybe we should do it ourselves! God’s word is so practical; even down to doing things without grumbling. What a great principle for ourselves and to teach to our children.

Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. (Philippians 2:14,15, NLT)

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Dear Mom,

Philippians could be named the, “Mental health book of the Bible.” I heard it said, “Read Philippians every day for one month and your discouragement will disappear.” Why not try it? Skip scrolling through Instagram and read Philippians! Ponder the truths in this remarkable book and be encouraged. Surprisingly, this book was written from prison.

Rejoice in the Lord always. (Philippians 4:4, KJV)

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Dear Mom,

My last child of five is now married. After almost four decades, they all have their own address. My first goal for them: to know Jesus as their Saviour and serve Him – pure and simple. Sweet mom, make every effort to reflect the Christ you love and want them to serve. Continue to sow good seeds, regardless of the cost to you. Even if you don’t see a harvest today… keep sowing. Interestingly, a great work is often accomplished in us, as we simply keep sowing for them. It’s God’s law of the harvest.

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart”.                                                                                Galatians 6:9

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Dear Mom,

Whenever you are not sure what to do, set aside your own human reasoning and listen for the quiet voice of God. As you take a few moments each day to read your Bible, even learn a verse by heart during your commute – your day with go much better. God wants to guide you each day sweet mom; to partner with you, to help you in all your decisions, to give your problems – solutions. He’s with you and promises to never leave you. During my life, I’ve proved that promise to be 100% true.

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go …”. Psalm 32:8

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Dear Mom,

Naomi was in deep despair. First her husband died, and then her two sons. Can you imagine such a situation? Life was nothing but hardship for Naomi. However, God continued to write her story and weaved a remarkable turn of events. Over time, her daughter-in-law Ruth married a distant relative Boaz, and they had a son – whose lineage traces all the way to Jesus. God always has a plan – we can trust Him.

” For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11

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Dear Mom,

I trust you are reading your Bible each day. Everything you need to be a godly woman is written in God’s Word. Often we surf the net or read all kinds of books, trying to find a formula to live right, when it has already been written – we just need to read and obey. Sweet mom, take time to leaf through its pages and absorb eternal truth. God’s living word will change you.

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you”. Psalm 119:11