Verse of the Week for Little (and Big!) Hearts

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Here’s a video on how we do a verse of the week. If you want to do this too, you can tailor it to meet your needs! See below for more options!

As you can see in the video, we do our verse of the week on a dry-erase board in a very central part of the house. If you would rather not mess up the walls, hang the scripture on the fridge or above bathrooms or kitchen sinks. Really anywhere that is frequented would work!

Praying this will help us all to hide God’s Word in our hearts- big and small!

 

Reward

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A mother’s job is one that never ends. One that is exhausting, overwhelming, but oh so special, too.

In the middle of it all, however, I find myself tiring of doing what is good. Tired of bedtime battles, tired of poopy diapers, tired of the sibling rivalries, tired of trying to get it together only to find myself (and everyone else) falling apart.

Only twice have I really wanted to just get in my minivan and drive away (once was right after having baby #3 so I’m blaming that on the crazy hormones!)

But I’ve found that it’s in those moments of complete “done-ness” that God meets me and reminds me of who He is

He is my reward. He is the One I do this for. He is the one who has given me every desire in my heart with my three precious children. He is the giver of all things good and He is the One who will help me keep pressing on and doing what is good.

For Him, my reward.

It’s not a crown we get here on this earth. We get spit up on, thrown up on, peed on, kicked, yelled at, etc…we don’t get thanked or appreciated the way our selfish hearts desire BUT we get Him and the reward He has for us if we keep pressing on and doing what is good.

Lord help us to lean on you, to do things for You, to know that You are with us, and for us giving us strength to keep pressing on.

(This post is part of the weekly Five Minute Friday link-up!)

Apples and Training Up

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I have always loved apples. Anyone who knows me knows of my love for apples. The other day as I was washing some apples I wondered why I have always loved apples and then I remembered that both of my grandmothers had several apple trees in their back yards. I can remember picking apples with them- eating them whole with peel on (the best part!). Grabbing them from the branches or even finding some good ones still on the ground….

Watch below for more!

Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

There is only one right way, God’s way, the way of life. Since it is axiomatic that early training secures lifelong habits, parents must insist on this way, teaching God’s Word and enforcing it with loving discipline consistently throughout the child’s upbringing. -John Mac Arthur The MacArthur Bible Commentary

(axiomatic: UNDENIABLE🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😂)

Ps- I truly believe training up children begins at home but never want to minimize the impact church and church activities at a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching church can have on a child. Remember what my first full sentence was? “My go church all night!” Church involvement and attendance is so incredibly important to supplement what we teach, model and value at home ♥️

 

 

Let My Life Be the Proof of Your Love

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How we treat others is truly how we represent Christ the best. Watch below to see how the Lord has been reminding me of this continually lately!

Scripture reading~

  • Isaiah 58
  • James 2
  • 1 Corinthians 13

We cannot be saved without faith in Christ, but our faith lacks sincerity if it doesn’t reach out to others.

This song speaks so much to this post and my heart. Can’t get the lyrics out of my head- which is a good thing! Click below to listen! ♥️

I’m involved with our local Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) and loved the following quotes from our notes last week:

God expects His people to show their love for Him by showing love for one another.

Loyalty to God includes loyalty to His people.

Tough stuff, loving others. There are hard people in this world (myself included from time to time I am sure!). But with Christ we can represent Him well and love others by helping, giving, sharing, forgiving…what are some other ways we can represent Christ well and love others? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Love you, friends

Sarah ♥️

Overhwlemed

Life can be overwhelming sometimes. The small day-to-day things can pile up like an insurmountable mountain and naturally, the bigger things can become like deep waters, swirling us under with each crash of the waves. I don’t like these places- big or small, any amount of being overwhelmed isn’t fun or joyful. BUT. It’s in these places we can be led to a Rock that is higher than us, stronger than us and there for us. They say it’s not the healthy that need a doctor but the sick, the weak…wouldn’t this classify the overwhelmed too??

A prayer- Gracious God, thank you for being higher than us. You, Your ways…thank You for being the Rock that can support, guide and hold us up when we are climbing steep mountains or drowning in life’s circumstances. You are the rock available for us to stand on, lean on, hold on to, be covered by, etc… thank YOU! Help us to go to You when we are overwhelmed. To seek you, to surrender to You, to humble our hearts, minds and souls before You and let You be our Rock. Not this world, not our families or friends, not our material possessions or accomplishments, but YOU. In Jesus name, AMEN.