A Mother’s Love

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Moms across this nation are faced with a family in crisis – mainly their teen or young adult.  That crisis comes in the form of addiction, mental illness, suicidal tendencies, eating disorders, and many more problematic issues.  

Along with those crises, are tsunami size emotions.  Moms are especially hit hard with these emotions because it is part of a mother’s make-up of who we are as a woman.  God specifically made us that way so that we could connect more intimately with those around us, such as our children.  

When we think of “mother” we think of words such as – compassionate, loving, forgiving, kind, and selfless.  However, when a mother is confronted with a child in crisis, those descriptions change to a mother who is sad, angry, hurt, worried, and stressed.  Combine all of those descriptions and emotions and you have a mother whose is fighting a major battle for her child’s life.

That battle for that mother uses special tools –  Counseling, therapy, reading of His Word and PRAYER!  It is hard, and tough with a lot of sweat and tears and also some insanity.  

BUT….we serve a living, powerful God.  A God who does NOT give up on our child or us.  When we submit our teen and young adult to Him, He will make a way.  He will direct your paths. He will give wisdom and discernment. He will deliver and heal.  

Today, I sit here and listen to nine young women who are sharing their stories of alcoholism, drug addiction, suicidal thoughts and jail.  Although those stories are sad, there is great happiness in them too, because they have a great ending to their story – God has delivered them!  God’s love for them has pursued them, rescued them, and continues to heal them.

Some of them also had praying moms.  Moms who didn’t give up when the battle was I’m sure at times, overwhelming.

God’s love for your child is unwavering and never-ending.  He will continue to chase after your teen/young adult because of the love He has for them.  He will move mightily according to His plan. All we need to do is pray for His will to be done in our child’s life.  Yes, He will renew our hope and faith for our child when we keep our focus on Him.

In the meantime, be the great mom that you are – a fighter, a lover, and daughter of the King who so lovingly loves His children, your children.  God bless you on this Mother’s Day! Take joy and give thanks for He is good, even in the midst of your chaos. He loves you!!

 

Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:7  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Luke 1:37  For no word from God will ever fail.

Psalm 34:1 I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Ephesians 2:4-5 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

 

 

  • All verses are NIV copyright 2011
  • Photography Credit – Lizzie from Unsplash

Seasons of Change

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We have said goodbye to winter and hello to spring.  With that, it has also brought seasons of change in my personal life as well.  

During one of those seasons, I broke my toe, hurt a rib, and was congratulated for getting the flu.  All at the same time! No fun.

If that weren’t enough, our house went up for sale.  Can you imagine a hobbling sick woman trying to clean her house for visitors, coughing with an “ouch” at the end of each move? Continue reading

Culture wars: a child’s “medical right” to change gender in the Brave New World

We thought the transgender war was only something that affected our own teens within this generation. We also thought it was only a family issue. Not any more. The court systems, the educational system, the government, and the health system are now all involved in one capacity or another to do one thing – to take away parental control and give our children what they think they want, a new gender identity. How far will they go? Read this Jon Rappoport’s post and your jaw will drop.

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Culture wars: a child’s “medical right” to change gender in the Brave New World

by Jon Rappoport

February 21, 2018

“Gender dysphoria or gender identity disorder (GID) is the dysphoria (distress) a person experiences as a result of the sex and gender they were assigned at birth.” (Wikipedia)

“Technocracy is shaping a new world based on twisting morality into pseudoscientific ‘facts’ that demand compliance. It’s a hoax on a grand scale.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

Government programs to teach the issue of gender in schools are gaining steam. “Fluid-gender” is the artificial construct used to promote these programs.

For years, I’ve been warning about the fabricated use of medical labels as a pretext for “protecting the rights of the child.”

The op goes this way:

Shift a decision about morality into a decision about the right to obtain medical treatment. For example, claim there is a disorder called Gender Dysphoria…

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Sisterhood of Hurting Moms

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Last year I took the plunge and joined an online chat group that consisted of moms just like me.  This wasn’t your normal chat group that most would think about.  

In fact, we didn’t come to just chat, share stories, and make promises as if we were back in time like the sisterhood of the traveling pants.  No, we came to do something bigger and more profound that would affect the lives of our family, especially our children.   Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions for the Hurting Parent

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Every year, friends, family, and co-workers talk about their New Year’s resolutions. Some of the favorites are losing weight, go on a long awaited trip, spend less money, and even go back to school.  When we are a parent with a child in crisis however, our goals fade and we lose ourselves in the chaos that surrounds us.  

Most of the time when we set goals, they are too big or take too long and so our hope and desires for them to be fulfilled become diminished.  We also lose site of those goals when we only make a list in our heads and never get it on the calendar. That is something I have often done with little success in reaching my goals.  

Adding to that difficulty is when your focus is so much on the needs of your child in crisis that we often forget about the care of ourselves. This is another area in which I badly lost my way to reach those goals.  This coming year, I chose to make ones that ARE reachable.  These goals I pray, will bring my life less stress, give me more rest, and to encourage as well as comfort me when I am confronted with something difficult.  So, here they are.  Maybe you can add a couple onto your list of goals for 2018. Continue reading