I have three sons. Getting them to sit down for devotional time can be a challenge. Okay, “challenge” is mild. It can be impossible with their little bodies constantly moving, usually all three in different directions at once!
Sometimes when I read the Bible, it is hard to make connections or to understand what I’m reading. This is where I love Stacey Thacker’s Girlfriends Guide to the Bible series.
When I was little my Mom had us memorize many, many verses, and I hated it. I told her when I grew up, I wasn’t going to do it and for years I didn’t. It wasn’t until several years ago, when those verses I’d memorized as a child would come back to me in moments when I needed them, I realized the value of memorizing God’s Word.
This was the message I didn’t know I needed to hear. As a mom, many days I find myself thinking, “I can’t do this!” Brooke McGlothlin's message in Gospel Centered Mom: The Freeing Truth About What Your Kids Really Need, was a resounding, “Yes, that’s right! On your own you can’t but Jesus can."
Usually, I would rush, rush, rush him in my actions and words, berating him for not moving faster. Then he would dissolve into a puddle on the floor and go to the car in tears because he had failed to move fast enough once again. This morning, however, the Spirit slowed me down...
Oh, friends! In the last year, I have discovered Christy Nockels’ music. It is such a sweet, calming breath to my day.
When I’m overwhelmed and exhausted, one of the best ways I’ve found to connect with Jesus is listening to Christian music. We’ve all been moved by a song sometime in our lives, whether it’s a special song that was “our song” with our spouse or one that got us through a hard time in the past.