The big kick in the butt came when we decided to take a break, spending a few days away from ‘school’ and just focusing on bonding again, enjoying each other’s company. A few days turned into a week, a week turned into a month and before I knew it we had completely deserted our homeschool program altogether.
This is important to understand. We were not saved by the blood of Christ to stand silently in the back. We were saved so that His works can be done through us, so that others may be saved as well, so that our old ways become dead to us and we can wear with honor The Armor of God.
And this month is a special one in the fact that it is Easter and we get to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. To go with the celebration of His resurrection we get to share our testimony 👊❤
Thank you Dollface for tagging me 🙂 I am honored! Guys you should check out her testimony. Then follow this thread of tags and read everyone’s testimony. I may do a testimony link up…not sure yet…
I love reading and hearing people’s testimonies and to see what God has done in a person’s life! So powerful and immensely uplifting!
Here are the rules:
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Have you ever felt His silence? What was happening in your mind, in your life during this time? How did you react?
10 Things being a mother has taught me about life and people. From social anxiety to spiritual growth and house rules. What has parenting taught you?
“But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” Ephesians 4:20-24 KJV
This morning, verse 20 came to my mind. (But ye have not so learned Christ;) And I’ve been stewing over it all day. Basically, it means “you know better”. What He has taught (revealed) to you, you should act in obedience to do. These things will keep you clean and fit for the Master’s use.
Throughout the day more in depth information proceeded from this verse. Right now, we have a blessed and splendid opportunity…
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One year old birthday parties are another one of those parties people tend to go all out for. It’s insane how much effort goes into celebrating someone who wont remember anything about that special day. As parents, we know it, yet we still do it. I think we are just celebrating surviving a full year.
We send out invitations, spend a ridiculous amount on decorations and balloons, and we invite people our poor baby may not even know. Some of us even go the extra length to get professional photos done of our little monsters annihilating a cake.
Instagram is full of them. The extremely popular “smash” cake. It’s adorable, it’s extremely messy, and the intense sugar rush is so worth the memories. Even if we did spend a fortune on the photos. Who cares!
For the parents who fall in the middle of it’s not worth it, and let’s…
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A few weeks ago I have wrote a post about how many enemies we carry inside of us. This is some sort of continuance post on that topic.
In moments of dissatisfaction with our own life and destiny, we often seek to blame someone or something for our current state of affairs.
Often, this blame falls on those around us, whether it’s
family, friends, neighbors, work colleagues, bosses… Sometimes our country,
politicians, journalists are guilty for our dissatisfaction… And sometimes
our annoyance is caused by the weather or the seasons…
Do you understand in which direction am I going?
We blame everybody for everything. For it is easier to throw
guilt on others than to take fate in their own hands. For how, we the perfect
specimens of the human race, were responsible for our own failure?! How can we
admit that we are not right, and that our…
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Still, as difficult as this road has been, the rewards have been twice as powerful. The reward of knowing that my children will have their mother, not an absent parent. The reward of knowing others have found comfort in the testimonies shared here, if only for a moment. Just long enough to spark the fire of recovery within them as well. These alone have been an honor I had underestimated and at times over looked.
This activity can be used to teach your children the importance of daily devotionals, speaking kind words to their peers regularly and/or the overall idea that our minds and bodies need to be reminded of positive teachings throughout our lifetime.
It was the fall of 2015. My husband & I had separated that summer, & I was doing all I could to support my three boys on the seasonal income of a server, on top of every other challenge the enemy had tried throwing my way ever since I had made the decision to give my life back to Christ. Every day was a struggle in one way or another, to say the least. But I was making my stand, refusing to give up.
During the financial struggles as I worked to build a new life centered around God, He provided help through His people & my church family, ensuring we never went without. I remember one Sunday that summer, I walked into to church with only six dollars in my pocket, no food at home for my boys, & had to work…
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I tell myself I am speaking up for those who can't. I tell myself that God gave me this gift not for my own purpose but for His works to be done. I tell myself of course there will be haters.
But none of that makes it any easier. Especially not when that hate and judgement is the same voice I have fought against my entire life.
Imagine a dream job you wanted, yearned, even ached for. You’ve tried to get this job for quite some time, but begin to lose hope you’ll ever get it.
Then, one day, you get a call. A glorious, out-of-the-blue call. That’s right, you got the job!
You are shocked, but overjoyed with the news. You’re nervous for the new journey, but you feel ready and confident to take the leap.
As you begin the job, you realize it is far more demanding than you ever imagined. Of course, you knew going into it there would be challenges, but they now seem beyond your capabilities.
The confidence you once had has nearly diminished. You doubt yourself daily, maybe even hourly. You start to question why you were chosen for this job.
This was my experience after adopting our darling daughter, Brynn. I wanted to be a mother as long as I…
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I wasn't ready to be a mother, and because of that I haven't always been the mother my children need.
Most recently, I found myself lost without a clue what to do when my oldest had a major meltdown, allowing her possessive jealousy to get the best of her.
I needed a second to breath, to stop shaking. If there was a solution I wasn't going to find it burried under emotional outbursts. Only with calm, clear intention.
You have to look at the people who have overcome these lifestyles.
Those same people understand the harshness and hardships that only the victims and abusers who struggle with such vileness can.
They can tell you how an addicts thinks, how they map their thoughts all out in their heads, connecting lies to truth and covering tracks.