At a car shop some days ago, I sat on the left side of a beautiful woman dressed nicely, as I waited to get some oil in my Honda. My three little musketeers were with me chatting away loudly, not caring much about the people at the shop, lost in their own world of pretend play, each one of them pretending to be a hero from the PJ Masks world.
She was telling me how charming my kiddos were. Then she told me a bit of a story. How she had three kids herself, only that they were now in their forties. She had six grandkids now, she said. I was taken aback really. I confessed to her that she looked nothing like her age.
“It flies by fast,” she replied.
“Everyone says that,” I answered.
But the truth is when we’re in the tiny space of a nanosecond, experiencing that short moment in time, we often tend to forget that we are investing in the future. It was a good reminder for me to know that 10 years from now, I will be looking back at my “Masterpiece.”
I have been around a lot of mothers, and I have seen the strength, the tears, and the laughter. I have seen much hope, but I have also seen hopelessness and fear, sometimes all these emotions are stacked one on top the other inside the same human being. A mix of feelings. Triumph and defeat. Victory and loss. Happiness and solemness. Acceptance and rejection. Faith and lack of faith.
I am certain that you’ve heard recent talks about mental health awareness. Very normal people can harbor a mix of emotions.
Hannah needed a child. Her heart bled for a child. Nothing else could comfort her. Nothing else could make her laugh. Give her a thousand gifts, she wanted none. Her husband tried, but he wasted time. Wasted gifts. Wasted words. All rejected.
“Hannah!” Elkanah called to her one day. “Look at me, please. Am I not better to you than ten sons?” he whispered into her ear.
There was no response. Echoes of unanswered questions remained.
She must have turned away from him, flinching with guilt. Red-faced. Sullen. Angry — not at him, but at herself. She did not know why she had these feelings.
Every day, out of the corner of her eye, she noticed her rival Peninah, who not only had sons but daughters. She saw her laughter. She craved her joy. She was jealous of her fullness. And when she thought about herself, what did she have? Only gifts from her husband. No children.
So she prayed, and she prayed…and she prayed some more. Continue reading
It’s June 1st, everyone. The sixth month of the year! How amazing! Yes, we made it. Today is the perfect day to unveil a very important principle; something we should all have in our back-pockets as we go along on this journey.
I was praying this morning when I began to proclaim what I call “positive affirmations” over my life and my family’s. As I uttered words filled with power, I began to feel a big fire burn within my heart, and I just knew instantly that it was God Himself confirming the words I was proclaiming into existence.
The fire burning in my heart seemed to be coming from somewhere deep down in my soul; a very unusual, deep-rooted and unquenchable fire. As I continued to speak, I knew there was no lesser force on earth that could ever extinguish it. Continue reading
Dear you reading this,
I am so excited to reveal that I am giving away something really special to ONE blessed woman this mother’s day.
If you’re like me, you will probably love sitting at your desk sipping a hot cup of chocolate or coffee, and meditating on something that can inspire your day. If so, you could be the one gazing into this beautiful gift illustrated from the Word of God.
Guess what one blessed woman will receive in the upcoming weeks?
Drum roll…wait for this…
A display frame with a beautiful poem based on the Proverbs 31 woman.
For me, it has always been about the little things, and I would love to bless someone with this beautiful display frame sometime in the upcoming weeks. All you have to do is enter the contest by the end of day on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8).
*Frame not posted to scale*
*Note: This contest is only for readers living in the United States*
Do any one (or more) of the following, and you will get one entry for each one you do:
Click on the image below and you will be directed to the contest page:
And even if you don’t win, isn’t it exciting to know that you are the apple of His eye? He sees you in your corner every day propelling yourself forward and doing your own little part. He knows your innermost heart’s desires, and He loves you so dearly. Sharing this in any form will help to encourage someone out there with the words on this Blog.
To all the mummies reading this…HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY in advance. Don’t forget to enter the contest! XOXO!