Here is the link to my interview with Charlene Aaron on CBN!!! Praise God for the opportunity to help others!!
A Mother’s Love: Celebrating Every Kind of Mom, by Anna Rendell and the (in)courage community, is a great devotional for moms.
It is conveniently broken up into sections for each stage of motherhood, using both personal and biblical examples of motherhood.
This devotional even includes blank reflection sections, Bible verses and beautiful illustrations throughout. All of these features add so much to the devotional’s messages each day.
As I read it for myself, I felt peaceful, encouraged, loved, and full of hope. I highly recommend this book to mothers of all kinds, in whatever stage they find themselves. Truly a work of art!
About the Author
- At (in)courage you are welcome to a place of faith, connection, and friendship, where you will always find yourself among friends.
- Founded in 2009 by DaySpring, the Christian products subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc., the vision for (in)courage was to create a new home for the hearts of women, where women take turns pulling up a chair to share their stories of what Jesus looks like in their everyday, gloriously ordinary, and often messy lives.
- Since then, (in)courage has grown into a vibrant community that reaches thousands of women every day, welcoming them just the way they are, offering a space to breathe, loving support, and resources for meaningful connection.
A shout out to all you mamas (and dads) out there. Our job as parents is incredibly hard!
Today was a Nightmare!
Today, for example, my kids would not stop nagging, whining, and screaming over EVERY LITTLE THING! My brain literally feels like it is frying as the days goes on.
As a mom, staying at home, an author working from home, in ministry with my husband – my jobs are never done.
I want to crawl into the fetal position and never get out of bed, when I think of all the things I should be doing, have gotten done, or will have to do.
I NEED A BREAK!!!!
As my mom always says, “Stop the world, I want to get off!” Yes, that about sums up how I feel this very moment.
“Mom’s Night Out”
Now, I’m picturing the movie, “Mom’s Night Out,” when the chaos of four different moms’ lives implodes all at once.
“I love my kids, I love my husband, I love my minivan – my mini van rocks! Then why do I feel this way (so unhappy)?”
Again, I love my family, I love my jobs, but some days are just too much.
All I wanted to say was I hear you, I’m with you, and we can survive this season of our lives.
Let’s encourage one another in our victories and check in on one another regularly.
Above all, seek God’s peace and wisdom for ourselves and our parenting in the Holy Bible.
If you don’t know where to start, Proverbs or Psalms are good ones to try.
Be blessed, get rest, and give your children over to God. Only He can change their hearts.