Grace for a messy house

grace for messy houses

Last week on Facebook, I posted a quick thought about the state of my messy house.  I said simply

“Mom, do you know what it means when you have dishes in the sink? It means you fed your family. It means you’re awesome.”

I was talking to myself.

I was in the grips of guilt because my house wasn’t exactly company ready when the doorbell rang.  It wasn’t a drop-in guest. I should have been more prepared, but life got in the way.

It wasn’t until I viewed my home through the lens of Grace that I could see the beauty of my messy house.  Come look. I think you’ll see it too. [Read more…]

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Lessons in Encouragement | Listen

lessons in encouragement

If encouragement is loosely defined as “offering someone hope, support, or confidence” then what does that look like?

What does “encouragement with skin on” look like?

One simple idea is to just listen.

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E is for Encouragement

e is for encouragement. as much as we need to be encouraged by others, we need to be an encourager to those around us.

E is for Encouragement.

If you read my bio, the very first thing I list is that “I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places.”

As I move to embrace that idea more intentionally, it’s only fair to explain why I’m so passionate about encouragement.

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Encouragement – Psalm 90:12

psalm 90 12

Good Sunday morning friends! Since this verse gives me encouragement, I wanted to share it with you.

Encouragement from Psalm 90:12

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

 

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