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Perfection doesn’t lead us to Jesus, Grace doe.

My son will be two this month and boy is he going through the sleep regression stage. 😬
This morning after I tried to get up early for the third time. As in,
I tried at 5am, 5:30, 6am
and then finally just gave up… Opened my phone to my devotion because I knew it would be a tough morning.
I got up *with him at 6:30 🤦🏻‍♀️

So you can guess, he was fussy and woke his sister then she too was fussy.
He usually sleeps until 8:30-9😬

“Mommy, no.”
“Mommy, hold me.”
“Mommy, Paw Patrol.”
“Mommy, milk!”

My older boys were getting ready for school. It was “wear as many colors as you can” for school today. (Dr. Seuss week)

I laid their clothes out but my oldest said he didn’t want to wear all of that because they’ll make fun of him. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I explained the situation. Lol He agreed. 😅

•••
You get the picture.
Hitting the ground running isn’t a good idea usually but most of us do it and it leads to spirally toxic thoughts about our worth.

I was trying to respect my husband working downstairs and get them to get off their booties to get out the door. 😅
After much effort… yes, I did yell at them to hurry up and get ready. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ ugh.
Long story short, my husband came upstairs upset (he was up most of the night studying and had already been up since 5).
When he got upset and I felt like it was just a reminder once again of just how much “I fail.”

But you know what?
As I drove down the road and I heard the Holy Spirit gently remind me, “Tell them about grace.”

I explained to my kids. “I’m sorry. We all mess up. No one is perfect. The way Mommy acted was so wrong. Can you please forgive me?” My oldest said, “Yes. I love you Mommy.

God forgives you. You can read your Bible to help you.”

Shew… I just cried.

You see, WE ARE A PICTURE OF GRACE.

NOT PERFECTION.

It’s not that we won’t mess up.
The truth is, we have a God that is SO MUCH GREATER than ALL of our mistakes.

I want my kids to see Who I run to when I mess up. Not a perfect Mom! There’s no way I can be perfect. I’m human!

Dearly beloved, ACCEPT His grace.
Hold fast to the HOPE of Jesus.
Remember it’s HIS strength not our own.
Walk in faith KNOWING that mornings like these are tests.
Will we give into guilt and the toxic thoughts that the enemy will throw at us?
Will we keep on acting out of anger or defeat?
Or will we lean into the POWER of Jesus that defeated sin and death. The same power in us as believers.

I do fail and I’m so weak.

BUT HE IS STRONG!

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Jesus can Replace our Fears with Joy and Make Us Brave

Written 2.15.’21

My girl…
soaking in all this time before she turns 3 soon. 😭
I remember when I walked into the hospital while in labor with her. I was so afraid that I wouldn’t be able to take care of three kids.
I kept thinking “God, how do you think I’m going to keep them all alive?” 😅

Well we’re almost out of the diaper stage for ALL of them 😭 yeah Judah thinks it’s cool to go potty too.
And you know what, I was right. I can’t keep them alive but God can. He is the breath and life to our bodies and souls.

His strength in me is the only way I can be a good Mom. I can try to do all the “right” things but He is in control.

I post a lot about energy and no need for naps many days and it’s pretty cool not crying because I’m so tired all the time.

But you know what I’ve learned is even cooler and much more freeing as a Mom?
Taking. Time. To. Rest.
Saying this for the woman like me who feels like so many days she’s hustling when she just needs to stop and take the nap.
Take the screen time beside your babies.
Stare at their eyelashes.
Thank God for a husband that carried, yes literally carried me to the bed this evening and said, “Mommy needs to rest.” 😭😭
Today was non-stop, y’all.

You are so loved dear Mama.
Jesus never said we had to hustle and rush around in order to live.

We can trust Him to hold our tomorrow and all the things we don’t get done today. ❤️

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭

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Even if Your New Year isn’t “Happy” God is Fighting for You!

Hope for the Mom struggling with Postpartum Depression

Even if you don’t feel joyful today and “happy” trust that God will make all things right,
He is fighting your battles,

And YOU WILL OVERCOME this battle of postpartum depression!!
This battle does not have to define you, your victory will! 🙌🏼❤️❤️❤️

The enemies biggest lie is that you will always struggle with depression.
I encourage you, do not lose heart. Do not listen to the lies of the enemy.

YOU CAN defeat this with the help of Jesus!
Because drawing near to the Lord is what will guide each and every step that you must take to heal.
Take the leap of faith to pursue healing today.

TRUST. TRUST GOD!

HE HAS A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE!! DO NOT GIVE UP dear Mama!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭138:7-8‬

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Jesus Love Helps Me Refocus

Just when I thought I really wanted alone time I looked up from my cereal….😍😍

I’m just so thankful!

Thankfulness always helps me refocus.
Prayer and His word help renew my mind every day.
His word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

I pray that you too see Jesus in today. Invite Him into every moment and pray.
“Prayer turns worry into praise!”

Oh don’t you know that His love for you is unending?

“This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. The LORD’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.””
‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:21-24

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What are you thankful for in this season?

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Sometimes I Act Like a Brat

Gods unconditional love leads me to a life of joy and repentance.

Haha this season can be a whirlwind huh?
Look at my firecracker 2 year old in the back of this picture. 🤣🤣 I just love my babies and I love being home with them.

I’ll be honest some days are harder than others. Shoot, every day is hard but sometimes I choose joy and sometimes… I’m kind of a brat. 🤦🏻‍♀️

I want my way. I want my prayers answered fast.
I want.. I want… I want..
ya know what I mean?

Just like a 2 year old I can throw a fit sometimes and in turn feel like I too get caught in the whirlwind.
And last night I did…. 💔
I was frustrated.
Budget was spent for Christmas but I wanted to buy more. Give more. And frankly get something for my husband.

I was so down…. and over what?!!!
So many people are dying, suffering in pain, have no food or a warm home, griefing the loss of a loved one…
and I was walking around yesterday evening pouting for what?!! More stuff?!!! 😤

“My goodness, get over yourself Molly!”
This is what I kept thinking… and “God help me out of this selfish thought life!!”
I was so ashamed.

I went to pick up some pictures and I saw so many people from my church.
One person said “that sounds just like Molly!”
she smiled at me with the sweetest face.
I could have cried. The way she looked at me was who I wanted to be in that moment but my heart is so dang ugly! I smiled but inside I felt like the Grinch.
Do you ever feel this way?

I know I should be vacuuming my floors right now but man, I just know others are struggling too and I want the Lord to heal these wounds in our hearts.
We have to choose healing because we just have to live free, y’all!

Stick with me for one more minute please…💕

This morning I was almost in tears as I checked my Plexus account. Ya know… my bratty self was complaining about money and a surprise bonus was in my account.. $195! 😭😭😭
(Just hold up before you think I’m going to talk ALL about Plexus… 😉)

Here I am again humbled. Why in the world do we think for EVEN ONE second that the Lord will not provide for our needs and the needs of so many others around us?
Why do we act like brats?

His word says “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:19‬

I needed that reality check yesterday. I needed to see how ugly my heart can be so that I will be obedient and serve as the Lord has called me to serve…. WITH GLADNESS!
I’m actually thankful the Lord showed me my sin.

My intention is to share my struggle here so that maybe someone else struggling would get out of that “bratty” way of living and just get out and GIVE!
Get out and LOVE!!!
Stop being a Grinch about buying and giving…
just do whatever you do FOR JESUS!!!

“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:31‬ ‭

“AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ The second is this, ‘Y OU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.””
‭‭Mark‬ ‭12:30-31‬ ‭

God sent His one and only son on CHRISTMAS! He was born to die FOR US! 😭😭
Wow… even me. Just let that sink in…🙌🏼🙌🏼❤️
GLORY TO GOD!!

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:10-11‬ ‭

Can we just stop wanting all the things for a second and reach out to our neighbors, community, family and church in real NEED?!! Can we be THE LIGHT OF JESUS IN THE DARK this season?
Yes. Yes we can with the help of Jesus.
Because I sure know that anything good in me is all Him.

I’m so thankful Jesus looks at me like that girl did from my church. He loves me for who He made me to be. Flaws and all. ❤️❤️❤️