…the momma’s back.
No kids on the Apparently yesterday I didn’t equate the consequences of having a birthday day off and not allowing my young, active, and loveable boys access to our yard. Our greening yard, I might add.
So the day progressively got a bit more tense. Chaos was beginning to take over, along with the words, “it’s not fair,” being shouted from various corners of my residence. I tried to read. Fail. I tried to play a game with them. Fail. I tried projects. Fail. Putting them down for a nap. Fail. I needed to get my mood back on track. Ok. Organizing and getting rid of a laundry basket of toys. Fail. The fighting continued. The grumbling. The sneaking of food. Spilling of raisin bran over the kitchen floor that had already been swept six times today. I was going a bit crazy.
A bobby pin.
Well, Grace said she needed it for her hair, and I needed it as a tiny sword.
I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:12b-13
Was wondering how the bobby pins were going to fit in…always learn something new when I come here!
Know that I’m here praying!
Psalm 130:1-4: Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD. Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
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I’ve been so out of the loop I didn’t realize you were here on this beautiful blog! I love it!
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What a wonderful post! It so easy to become so stressed about the day to day things without stopping to hand the day over to God. I know I’m guilty of that more often than I want to admit. Thank you for this.
What an absolutely beautiful post and a wonderful reminder for all of us… and may I just tip my hat to you for re-writing the whole darn thing. That had to be beyond frustrating… I’ve had that happen before and I end up spittin’ mad! 😉
We learn many spiritual lessons as we raise our children…it is easy to get stressed and each time through my life GOD used it to grow me closer to him. I have one of five left at home. I can hardly believe I am at this point. There were times I wasn’t sure I would live through it and no my kids are not horrible..it is just normal obstacles that each of us face. I stand here in amazement and praising HIM for how far the kids and I have come….HE is truly amazing!
So, Im a big dork and this post brought tears to my eyes. THIS is exactly what the Lord has been teaching me lately. I cant do it, but HE can. THanks for sharing your day that I can soooo relate to!
Thanks for sharing! I think we all have these days where we want to just give in, but the Lord is the ONLY thing that will keep us going 🙂
I know days like this…thanks for sharing!!!
My dear Rachel, WONDERFUL post. You have the most incredible posts–have I ever told you that Hannah inherited all her writing skills from you? Hm. I think I have.
Anyways–I love your posts.
Tell Gracie happy birthday for me, and give Hannah a hug (tell her she’ll be the first person I call with my phone [if it will EVER come in the mail], although I only have 200 minutes a month. It was either unlimited texting or minutes, and I chose texting.)-
what a tough day, but a truthful article. thank you!
Oh Rachel, I love honesty. Being real is so … so… refreshing! Don’t we all have moments or days like that? Well, I do!
Sounds like you ended on a good note and that is the important thing right? 🙂
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This sounds like a day in my life! Things are always so much easier with God’s help!
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i just can’t get over brennan’s need for the bobby pin to serve as his tiny sword. bahaha! at least there’s some comic relief in the midst of stressful days like this.
The passage today is a little different. But the way I look at it, life itself is a battle and the Lord doesn’t change. He was with the Israelites as they headed into the Promised Land, and He’s with you, helping you and giving you strength to face whatever lies ahead. Always here praying!
Deuteronomy 20:1-4: When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people, And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them; For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.
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I have quit the day ahead of me with babysitting a friends kids…so it was perfect that I read this this morning…it’s easy for me to go about my day and it’s all about *me* and my strength, wisdom, etc.
So thanks for giving me fresh perspective that I need to call on the Lord throughout this day…and every day!
Edit: *quite* the day ahead of me… lol! No, I’m not quitting before the day has even started!!!
I love your transparency! I have days like that, too…and you are right, it’s all when I’m trying to do it in my OWN power. Thanks for sharing. 🙂