Mothers Moving Mountains

Mothers Moving MountainsWhat if your lack of patience is actually the presence of faith?

Parenting is difficult.

Parenting certainly requires patience.

Because parenting requires patience, there will be times when a parent’s patience feels a little thin…

The presumed lack of patience does not have to signal inadequacy as a parent! What if the lack of patience distracting a parent’s heart is actually the presence of her faith?!

Patience has its place within parenting, but it is not the most significant component of healthy parenting! The faith of the parent is the most influential aspect of healthy parenting – the parent’s faith in God; the parent’s faith in herself as a parent; and the parent’s faith in the potential of her child!

The thinning of patience may actually be the revelation of one’s faith in her child – the belief in the potential of her child to grow into an even more amazing person!

The faith of a parent – faith in God, self, and child – has the ability to do the impossible. A little faith has the power to move a mountain…faith has the ability to move a child into adulthood!!!

So, the next time you find yourself praying for patience…maybe don’t! Rather, ask God to strengthen your faith – in God, in yourself, and in your child.

If you would like to hear more, check out this week’s message, Mothers Moving Mountains. Consideration is given to the amazing influence mothers have upon the hearts of their children…and, the how faith strengthens a mother to move a mountain!

Children’s Bible: David & the Philistine Giant

96135f76-cc1e-4695-ad41-44fc62f8f87cThe epic story of young David’s courageous defeat of the philistine giant, Goliath, is one of the most well-known stories of the Bible. Even if one is unfamiliar with the details of the story, she likely knows its tribute to the “triumphant underdog.” Continue reading

Children’s Bible: Samuel & the Voice of God

96135f76-cc1e-4695-ad41-44fc62f8f87cThis week’s message is the first in the new series Children’s Bible. The concept of the series is simple: revisit familiar stories in the Bible – popularized children’s stories – to discover the real being revealed within them. Continue reading

The Source of the Thought

fontcandy-1Have you ever left your cell phone in the sun? Or, have you ever left your phone in the car on a hot day? If you have, you know your phone will automatically shut off if it overheats. For example, an iPhone will shut off once it reaches 115 degrees. The function protects internal components of the phone.

My brain does the same thing when I overwork it. Continue reading

Parenthood, Part 4 – Parenting by the grace of God, alone.

Parenthood, part 4 slide This week’s message is the fourth and the final message in the series, Parenthood: Raising our Children by Raising our Faith.

This message introduces us to another parent, who is desperate for Jesus to tend to the needs of his child. The royal official pleads Jesus to return to Capernaum to care for his son, who was ill and on the verge of death. Continue reading

God’s Faith in You

fontcandyI am presently in my study preparing for the third message in the Parenthood series. I really should continue with this preparation, but I was reminded of an important truth. I wanted to write it out before I forgot. Continue reading

Parenthood, Part One – There is a Greater Purpose, Still.

Parenthood, Part One - SlideThe first message in our new series, Parenthood: Raising our Children by Raising our Faith has been posted.

Parenthood is a privilege (and a blessing). Parenthood provides parents the privilege of participating in the life of a child. Parents participate by assuming responsibility for the care, nurture, and development of the child – for this reason, there is purpose to parenthood.

There is a greater purpose, still. From a Christian perspective, there is a greater purpose to parenthood reaching beyond the care, nurture, and development of a child.  Continue reading

Parenthood: Raising our Children by Raising our Faith

ParenthoodParenthood is more than leading children through life; it is leading children to life…

Parenthood: Raising our Children by Raising our Faith will be our message series this August – messages are posted every Monday.  Follow my page so you can be notified when new messages are posted! Continue reading