Overcome Mom Guilt

Overcome Mom Guilt

When I had my first child, I had a long list of things I intended to do. I soon discovered I lost my temper when I shouldn’t or preached when I should have listened. I wanted to be perfect, but I failed more often than I liked. Mothers can get paralyzed by their own failures.

My guest this week was Jennifer Slattery, and she shared how she overcame mom guilt. Jennifer learned to live in the freedom of Christ’s love..

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Discover New Ways to Manage a Wayward Child

Our children tend to misbehave in uncomfortable situations, like the grocery store. What are the best ways to handle a wayward child?

My guest this week was Linda Goldfarb who is an author and coach. She gave great tactics for staying engaged rather than coming unglued.  

You might want to check out her podcast or her Facebook group on parenting.

You can also access Cynthia L Simmons’ tips on creating a peaceful home here.

 


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What if Mother’s Day is Hard?

What if Mother’s Day is Hard?

Mother’s Day can be lots of fun. When my kids were little, I would hear lots of whispering in the background as they prepared surprises.

However, if you have lost someone you love or have a prodigal, Mother’s Day can be miserable.

My guest this week was Angela Breidenbach. Her mother was mentally ill, which made a relationship really tough. She shared how she made it through and gave ideas to mothers who are hurting.

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Dealing with Infertility on Mother’s Day

Dealing with Infertility on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day isn’t always happy, especially for the women who cannot conceive. Let’s be sensitive to their needs this year as we celebrate our children.

My guest this week was Betsy Herman who wrote When Infertility Books are Not Enough. She struggled for years, but she finally had two children. She tells her story this week and gives guidance for women who cannot get pregnant.

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Welcoming May 2023 With Eyes of Wonder

Welcoming May 2023 With Eyes of Wonder

Dear Heavenly Father, as we enter the final month of the school year, we lift our hands and hearts to you. How deeply we long for your wisdom and grace as family and friends graduate and move into another phase of life. May you guide them as they make serious life choices. We praise you as nature blooms around us and we see the stunning beauty of your creation. Keep our hearts close to you and bless us as we recount your wonderous deeds. In the Name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

CLICK HERE for your monthly encouragement  so you can download the May 2023 Others-Centered Calendar Challenge.

Restoration?

Restoration?

After the craziness we experienced during the pandemic, many of us distrust our government’s leaders. That’s not the first time. In the 1920s, the Bureau of Investigation (later the FBI) raided homes of innocent people looking for communists. Like today, people were frustrated. In 1924, the attorney general hired J. Edgar Hoover to clean up the bureau.

Hoover found conditions so ineffective that he completely reorganized. He established rigorous hiring standards, extensive training, and a national fingerprint file. As a result, agents apprehended well-known criminals in the 1930s, which restored the bureau’s reputation.

Most of Hoover’s work was commendable. However, he had a serious flaw. He loved gathering unsavory facts. Whenever he learned private information, he’d let the person know what he’d unearthed. Hoover promised to keep the secret if they didn’t interfere with his job. In essence, he blackmailed politicians.

Hoover and other politicians stand in contrast to our beloved Savior. He knows the evil in each man’s heart and every deed we commit. However, he chose to sacrifice himself to pay the price. Rather than hold our sins against us, he offers forgiveness if we ask. “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” (Ps. 103:12) While you cannot fully trust sinful men, you can trust Jesus. Praise the Lord.

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