Scriptures to Encourage Moms

Just wanted to give a few scriptures to encourage us moms.  God’s Word is relevant no matter what season of motherhood we are in – whether our children are helpless infants and need our assistance in their daily activities, or they are grown adults whom we are helpless to assist in their daily struggles:

1 Thessalonians 5:24

    Faithful is he that calls you, who also will do it.

Exodus 33:14 

    And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 

Psalm 94:13 

    That You may give him rest from the days of adversity, Until the pit is dug for the wicked. (rest means power to calm myself)

Psalm 94:19 

    In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul. 

Psalm 131:2 

    Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.

 Isaiah 26:3

    You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You,  Because he trusts in You. 

Matthew 11:28-30 

    Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” 

Col. 3:15 

    And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 

2 Tim. 1:7 

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 

Psalm 34:5 

        Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy;  no shadow of shame will darken their faces. 

So Moms, let us look to God unashamedly and radiate with joy, because God has entrusted us with the greatest privilege in the world!!!!

Please share with us what scriptures bring encouragement to you in your role as mom?


Who Needs Encouragement?

Truett Cathy got it right when he said, “How do you identify someone who needs encouragement? That person is breathing.”  There is not a person alive that does not need encouragement.  We all get discouraged and we all wonder if our lives are making a difference in this world.  We need to encourage each other!!!!

There are many scriptures that tell us to encourage one another.  Here are a few:

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Movie Review: Moms’ Night Out

Moms!  Take a night out and go see Moms’ Night Out!  In fact, you may want to take your husband and the kids – it is great family entertainment with something for all ages!

We established in a previous post that being a mom is hard!  Sometimes you just need to laugh at your life.  Every mom will be able to identify with exhausted Allyson (Sarah Drew) and her friends.   Their efforts to have just one evening out to try and recharge will totally give to you some much needed belly laughs!!  I have never laughed as hard as I did at this movie – I’m serious.  But in the midst of all the levity, there are inspiring messages to us all which are sure to bring tears as well.  Here is just a sampling:

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A Visit With Jo

I recently had the opportunity to visit with my mentor, Dr. Jo Bevington.  Three years ago I first wrote about her on my blog;  click here to read that post.

When Jo was 58 she earned her Doctorate in Preschool Education.  Her dissertation was  ‘Faith Development in Children Birth through Three’!!  She has taught at Biola University and New Orleans Seminary, served as Minister to Preschoolers in several large churches; and has been my friend and mentor for 30 years now. It is her profound and lasting impact on my life that has instilled in me the strong desire I have for establishing God’s Word in children.

Jo contacted me about a year ago when she was about to move into a nursing home; she wanted to give me all her files from a lifetime of working with children!!!!!  She is 88, is almost blind, walks with a walker, and only quit teaching preschoolers about two years ago!!!

Billy and I took a quick trip to Texas last week to pick up the files and spend time with Jo. It was a privilege to sit at her feet again. She has always inspired me with her intimate relationship with the Lord. Her spirit shines forth so strongly that I hardly noticed her physical limitations. (2 Cor. 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.)

Here are some videos of our time with Jo.  Please watch and be inspired by this 88 year old saint who passionately walks with the Lord and loves children like no one else I have ever met!



What’s a Mother to Do?!

Sometimes we can get so overwhelmed with all the books,  information available on the internet, and advice from well-meaning friends and family on the different aspects of parenting, that we don’t know what to do!!

Whether you are struggling with behavior problems with your children or the methods of potty training, YOU know your child and the situation better than anyone else and GOD will lead YOU.

Just close the books!

Quit searching the internet!

Quit quizzing others!

and ASK GOD!

Search HIS WORD for direction!

We all need encouragement from others, but don’t substitute the fellowship with other moms for time alone with God.  In order to know what to do for your little one, you must spend time with the One who created you both.  He is ready and waiting to help.  If you let Him help, motherhood can draw you closer to God than you have ever been!

I am convinced that there is nothing a child goes through or a situation we go through that can not be handled with prayer and the Word.  An old preacher once said, “God works in the lives of children through their parents; and parents work in the lives of their children through prayer.” It always goes back to God.  Pray about EVERYTHING, no matter how big or small.

My favorite verse as a mom has always been 1 Thessalonians 5:24 “Faithful is who calls you, who will also do it.” He has called us to the awesome and sometimes overwhelming responsibility and privilege of parenting – He has PROMISED to do it through us!!