Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mommy Roar!

When Sammy was little and Emilie was even littler (is that a word?), I had a day that exploded in a 'moment'. In that moment I made a sound that apparently sounded something like a lion roaring and my very literal and articulate 20 month old child said, "Mommy roar?"

It has been a long time since Mommy 'roared' but I still remember the emotion and sense of frustration that precipitated it. Today that emotion and frustration reared it's ugly head, and although I did not roar, I did have my 'moment.' It was the first day following a wonderful visit from Jeff's family pastor and his wife. (We miss you Brad and Kathy!) Needless to say, it was a tough transition day.

In the middle of it all, I was reminded of a sweet publication my best friend had sent me just days before. She typed it up following a Mommy 'moment' of her own, and I'm grateful that she was willing to share it with me. Now I'd like to share it with you.

Because of God's love, I can choose to be LOVING
(1 Peter 1:22)

Because of God's gentleness and patience with me, I can choose to be PATIENT
(Ephesians 4:2)

Because of God's mercy, I can choose to be MERCIFUL
(James 2:12-13)

Because Jesus brings me peace, I can be PEACEFUL
(John 14:27)

Because of the great joy of my salvation, I can choose to be JOYFUL
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Through Christ, I can be QUICK to listen, SLOW to speak, and SLOW to become angry
(James 1:19)

I can do ALL THINGS through Christ's strength in me!
(Philippians 4:13)

May God bless you as you do all the things He's called you to do, through Christ's strength in you!

In His Loving Arms,

1 comment:

DrMommy said...

The Lord is so gracious to provide us with His Word -- it truly does pierce the heart like a double-edged sword -- and is always applicable, useful, encouraging, and comforting! It never fails to amaze me.