For Moms From a Mother's Heart
February 11, 2008
In the past few years, having older children and at the same time new babies, my perspective of mothering has changed some. When my older children were young, I mistakenly assumed they'd all grow up to have the same values as I do and that they'd be solid in their walks with the Lord because of the training they'd receive. However, they don't always choose that direction. I no longer make any assumptions.
*As a result, I've spent a LOT more time in prayer with these last few little boys, as well as my other children. When I hold little Eli (which is often as I can) and am alone with him nursing or rocking him to sleep, he gets a lot of prayer covering. I often pray that his little hands would be only used for the Lord and never used by the devil and that his feet will only take him where the Lord leads him.
*Mothers, let us continually pray for children, no matter their age. There are so many things that we should pray for them. Along with praying over their hands and feet, how about their mouths, that they will only speak what is wholesome...
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January 6, 2007
Jacob and his very precious Jenny decided they wanted to get married now!...One day they said they were going to get a marriage license and they came home and said they were getting married the next day at 3:00!! (They were married on January 4th, 2007.)
They've been talking about marriage for the past couple of months, but the when and where details were questionable, then in the past couple of weeks they just decided they didn't want to wait at all....so.....they had a whirlwind courthouse wedding. Actually the judge that married them spoke of the solemnity of marriage, actually even still called it holy matrimony, said some nice things about marriage and at the end said, "What here has been joined together may no one put asunder.".....not quite scriptural, but at least he included the traditional idea.
But I will go ahead and say "What GOD has joined together let no one put asunder." Karena, Charity and I were able to attend the "wedding" along with Tamara (cousin Caleb's then fiancee, now wife, as they also got married the next day!) We were able to take a lot of photos and video taped the ceremony for those who couldn't...
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Time is flying by!
December 3, 2006
It's already nearly Christmas! Soon the year will be over. I cannot believe how the years come and go so quickly! I'm 45 years old!!! However, I still feel like I'm in my 20's most of the time.
I really believe that by continuing to have babies I don't seem to be as old as I am, still feeling like a young mother. Children are such blessings and gifts from the Lord. There are times in this life that things get pretty rough and I feel like giving up, but then I get a hug from a little one or a smile and a baby reaching out for me and my joy is renewed. I am so glad that over 15 years ago God tugged on my heart and asked me to let HIM plan our family and I said yes.
With Christmas approaching and all the busy-ness of the season I'm not sure I really like what we call "Christmas" in this country. Of course, the celebration of Christ's birth and His coming to us only to die is incredible, but we so often lose our focus. However breaking out of the mold is not easy. Hmmm..food for thought,...
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Taking the plunge into bloghood
November 16, 2006
I don't know if I'll have much time to keep this up, but hopefully I'll at least do an occasional update.
Last weekend Bobby and I attended a marriage conference. It was great. We learned a lot and are working on application to our marriage and family. One of the main focuses was on servanthood, serving one another, teaching our children to be servant-minded. We've failed in that vein, but with a lot of work and prayer are hoping to make the changes necessary to lead our children into being servants, as was our Lord.
We're looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with extended family. My brother, Phillip, and his wife, Virginie, will be coming from New York for their annual visit to IL. That always makes Thanksgiving very special.
Hoping and praying that you all have a wonderful day of thanks to the Lord!
In Christ, Robin
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