A Greater End
Fullness of Joy
To what end am I seeking excellence as a wife and mother? Is it because that's what I'm supposed to do? Or because Scripture calls me to consider others as better than myself? I know that God values my roles as wife and mother, so maybe that is why I am supposed to strive to be good at them. Maybe it's simply because I love my husband and daughter and serving them is a natural response.
Though all those things are good reasons, there is still a greater end than this.
The First Weeks of Parenthood
Even more than just wanting children, I longed for restoration in my relationship with Him. I pondered the question again: "What do you want me to do for you?" I carefully and decidedly wrote in my journal, "I want the fullness of joy in Your presence. (Ps 16:11)"
Preparing for Parenthood
It has been just over 2 weeks since Lively was born and I thought I would take some time to share some of the things I've learned in these first weeks of parenthood.
No Good Thing Does He Withhold - Part 2
I am in super nesting mode: cleaning, doing laundry, washing dishes, and overall trying to get our house in order for when we return from the hospital with a tiny baby girl. Ironically, all these preparations have distracted me from the most important thing as I prepare to be a mother: my relationship with my God.
No Good Thing Does He Withhold - Part 1
After walking in truth week after week, despite my feelings, it amazed me to see how my feelings began to align themselves with the Word of God. I began to ask God for what my heart was truly longing for: "the fullness of joy in His presence" (psalm 16:11).
What do you do with God's promises when everything in your life says it's a lie?