As we progress in our life’s journey we start to realize more and more the importance, influence, and impact of healthy and quality relationships.
The things of the past shall not be remembered or come to mind. Instead there shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what He creates.
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Parenting is hard. Sleepless nights, barf, tantrums, food wars, rainy soccer games, bickering, carpools and endless pairs of new shoes. There is exhaustion — physical, mental and emotional. Questioning my decisions. Falling into the comparison trap and the fear that climbing out is impossible. The sadness of knowing they will leave one day and sometimes hoping that day comes soon.
In this series, we’re talking about serving our household during Lent. In the last post, I explained that I felt God was calling me to serve my household instead of stacking up a bunch of spiritual practices, which is what I enjoy doing for Lent. He gently asked me to set myself down and to do what He asked which is to serve my household. To be fair, I’m not very good at serving my household, so it doesn’t surprise me that God wants me to die to myself, experience some discomfort and tackle homemaking and quality time with my family.
“You know what they’re doing to us, don’t you?” my husband asked after a particularly trying day with our six children. “They’re making us holy.”