Gratitude changes the lens with which we view life. Our joy is made full in trusting that every detail of our lives has been filtered through God’s loving hand.
I loved chatting with Hunter Beless on fighting for contentment in a fallen world. We talked about everything from why we struggle with contentment to how to battle discontent with the promises of God's Word. And I got to share why I love dating my husband:) I hope you are encouraged through our conversation!
The pressure to keep our kids’ schedules filled to the brim can diminish the possibility of a summer respite. But is it really such a bad thing to have wide open spaces in our planners? Might this be the very thing we need in order to refocus our priorities and make the most of the short season of time we’re given with our children?
Oftentimes, we’re tempted to think things will fall apart if we’re removed from the equation. We’re afraid to give up control and trust that someone else can finish the task just as well, if not better, than we can.
Pride says, everything will fall apart if I’m not involved.
Humility says, things may even start to run better without me.
In the Christian life, prayer is essential. Prayer demonstrates our dependence on God. It reminds us that we’re not in control of our life and there is One who deserves all glory and praise. Prayer lifts our eyes off of ourselves and reminds us of our heavenly hope. So how do we as busy moms find time to pray? Where do we carve out time to spend in conversation with the Lord when there is always someone (or something) needing our attention?