I struggle with insecurity. I feel like I’m not good enough in so many areas of my life: Marriage, motherhood, beauty, intelligence, spirituality. The list goes on and on. I can usually stave off these negative thoughts, especially during the busy hours of the day. But sometimes at night, when I’m already weary and my defenses are down, they hit me like a ton of bricks. Read More
Before I met my husband, I was single for seven years. Not months. Years.
At the time, I felt like those years were wasted. I watched as everyone around me was getting married, having children, and seemingly moving forward with their lives.
And I felt like I was just standing still. Even as I finished my Master’s Degree, built my career, and bought my first house, I felt like I was missing out on life.
My heart’s desire was for marriage and a family.
I didn’t understand why God seemed to be holding out on me. Why would He put such a strong desire within me and then ask me to remain single?
It’s hard to find time in our busy schedules to spend time with the Lord, but it is so very crucial to our spiritual well-being that we make this time. My challenge to you (and to myself) is to come together each Saturday morning and study a passage from the Bible. Let’s talk about what it means to us and how we can apply it in our daily lives. So look for new verses every Saturday morning, grab a cup of coffee and your prayer journal, and let’s grow together in the Lord!
So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while. These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold- and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold. So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world (1 Peter 1:6-7).
So many things change when you first get married!
You and your husband are suddenly a family, just the two of you, separate from your parents.
We all know the Bible calls on our husbands to leave their parents and cleave unto their wives (Genesis 2:24). But this leaving and cleaving doesn’t mean that they aren’t still a part of their larger families as well. Their parents will always be their parents (although the roles and interactions definitely have to change after marriage).
So this reality brings with it a whole new role for newlywed women: Daughter-in-law. Read More
First, let me say I’m sorry for missing a couple of Scripture Saturdays recently! As most of you know, I had a baby 6 weeks ago, and it’s been harder to get back to writing than I had imagined.
Before she was born, I thought I’d be able to write with a sleeping baby next to me. (I know, I was seriously naïve!). Instead (as you may know from experience), I was so sleep deprived I could hardly see straight, much less write! 🙂
Also, I’ve struggled some in my Bible reading and prayer life over these last few weeks. Some days, all I could manage was a “Lord, we need you!” But, now that my daughter has slept a consecutive 3-5 hours for the last few nights, I’ve started to come out of the fog and realized how desperately I need to get back in the Word and back to regular communication with God.
So thank you for your grace during this time of blessing and transition, and I hope you’ll join me for this Scripture Saturday!
It’s hard to find time in our busy schedules to spend time with the Lord, but it is so very crucial to our spiritual well-being that we make this time. My challenge to you (and to myself) is to come together each Saturday morning and study a verse from the Bible. Let’s talk about what it means to us and how we can apply it in our daily lives. So look for a new verse every Saturday morning, grab a cup of coffee and your prayer journal, and let’s grow together in the Lord!
Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to my people? Who will go for us?” And I said, “Lord, I’ll go! Send me” (Isaiah 6:8).
Welcome to Mommy Moments! We hope you all had a week filled with wonderful memories! I have enjoyed getting to know all the new mamas linking up and sharing their lives with us! We are so thrilled about that and can’t wait to hear more from you all again this week!
It’s no secret that motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its joys. That’s why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let’s join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!