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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Apparently, somewhere in my mind I decided it was a good idea to write about how I have used my past experiences (as a young adult and child with multiple addictions) to work to my benefit now as a parent.
I figure the best thing to do is to jump right into it. Ditching a screen for my pen. In this case, more accurately, my security. I learned one thing very clearly from addiction; Never underestimate your old comforts.
I don't have the memories of my mother struggling. I want my girls to remember the insanity. The chaotic collection of all that we encountered together as a busy, sporadic family.
Kiersty came into my blogging journey right at the beginning. From the start, she was supportive and kind. Although miles apart, I found a friend in Kiersty. We were both navigating through this blogging world and discovering our individual paths, together. Her words have inspired me and her encouragement keeps me motivated. She is an amazing mother of three adorable little girls and she is a talented writer. In her blog, Caffeine, Chaos, and Grace , Kiersty takes on the chaos of motherhood with coffee in hand. In her guest post, she gets personal with a letter to her children.
Photo: Property of Kiersty Lucero, writer and owner of Caffeine, Chaos, and Grace.
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