Flopping onto my bed, I began my nightly ritual of critiquing my day’s parenting performance. How do I know I am making the right choices for my girls? Am I going to mess them up? Will they still love me, even when they don’t always like me, like today? Read More on the Blog......
Pete, Repeat, and Echo. These are the “endearing” names my husband calls me and my two oldest daughters. Our eight-week-old is already cooing and cawing along with the rest of us, now the newest member of our babbling tribe of Bailey girls.
“Well, this isn’t Heaven,” remarked my great-grandmother upon waking up from hip surgery. Her voice dripped with disappointment. Well into her nineties, she was warned that she risked not pulling through surgery, and she was prepared for that. In fact, she welcomed death, for she eagerly anticipated going to Heaven to see her Savior.
It goes without saying -- marriage is tough! Strong marriages are not built overnight; they take time and commitment so before you continue reading anything below, commit to deepening your relationship with your Heavenly Father first. Then ask the Lord to help you view others, specifically your husband, through God's eyes. Refocusing on relationships through a Godly, Biblical lens will both strengthen them and straighten out many existing “issues.” That and work!
Over the last couple of weeks, the Holy Spirit has led me to put aside many responsibilities that do not include my family, especially my husband, which is one of the hardest things for me to do. I am of the mindset that my husband is a grown man who doesn’t really need me, but will always be there should I ever need him. Besides, I have other things to do.
Is your marriage just “okay”? What is keeping it from being good or even great? Often the answer is found in our priorities
Our family morning routine involves a prayer, a Bible verse, and a few songs while eating breakfast. The other day we sang a song that many of us equate with juice boxes and butter cookies. It says, “Read your Bible, pray every day if you want to grow.”
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 “Momma, today I am going to give you a little grace,” announced my carefree, rapidly approaching five-year-old. She was painting a rainbow, too consumed by… Continue reading Sometimes, we just need a little Grace
New year, new goals? This year, instead of working to create a list that likely involves improving your mind or body, I encourage you to look at your soul. Where we spend our time, shows what is important to us. Are you prioritizing your relationship with God? <a href=""> Read More...
“Are you serious? Who doesn’t like Christmas?” asked my incredulous husband, the man who sings Christmas Carols in his sleep the day after Thanksgiving. My brain was already in overdrive thinking about everything I needed to accomplish over the holidays. “I never said I didn’t like Christmas; it just isn’t my favorite time of year… Continue reading Finding Joy in the Joyous time of the Year