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Do you want to go through life singing instead of whining? The Bible tells us Joy is a fruit of the Spirit that God gives to His children. This practical strategy helped me choose joy and embrace the journey. Scripture quotes for your weary heart.
Finding Joy in Strange Places
Poverty is no stranger to me. Growing up, my father made sure that I knew what it was like for poor country folk. He drove the church bus on Sunday and for years, we visited folks on Saturday to encourage them to ride the bus to church on Sunday. Illness is no stranger to me. My daughter, Taylor, is 19 and she was diagnosed at age 4 with a terminal disease, MPS. For 15 years, I've pondered and wrestled with the concepts of contentment and joy, especially in the midst of difficult…
How to Teach Your Child to Journal Thankfulness
With the season of purposeful thanksgiving approaching this month, journaling is a great way to teach your child to be grateful! So I've gathered a few different approaches and wanted to encourage you on how to teach your child to journal thankfulness. 1. Consider the age of your child when choosing a journaling method. For preschool years, this wonderful book, The Blessings Jar, is a fabulous method of teaching your child to count their blessings without requiring any writing skills. For…
Recognizing Joy as a Weary Mom - Women Living Well
Are you a weary mom? I must confess I have many days that I am. Do you have days where you wonder – will my children ever arise and call me blessed as Proverbs 31:28 says?! Oh the children have risen me in the night with wet beds and have risen up against me in anger – but during weary days the dream of being a super mom or of my children praising me fade. But then…I sit and ponder the blessings of being a mom. Have you recognized the joy of being a mom? I know one day the […]