If you are a mom, we share something in common, even if we don’t know each other personally. In fact, if I were a betting woman, I’d bet that we share a common concern for our children. Some might even go so far as to call it a common worry or two or three or five-thousand…
As moms, we pray for our children. We strive to provide all the care and attention that we can humanly provide for them hoping that when they spread their wings and leave the nest, we know we’ve done our very best to help them be successful.
Well, this momma is recognizing that her time with baby bird #1 is growing shorter and shorter all the time. My son is the apple of my eye in so many ways. I have always been amazed at how God has made him. But in a couple of years, he will be on his way into the big bad world, and I have been feeling like I’ve simply got to make more use of the time I still have with him under my roof.
So I am excited to announce, that I am going to start a new blog series of a devotional/instructional nature. These posts will be short and sweet devotions/ teachings with the purpose of helping to instruct and equip our soon-to-be-adult kids in the ways of the Lord. My hope is that you will follow along with the posts as I share my momma wisdom with my son and his younger siblings.
In the past, I have found so much help simply from hearing other moms and dads share their experiences and tips in parenting and raising kids. Sometimes hearing their concerns has helped me to implement something that we have neglected to address or to refine something we already do so that it works better in our family.
Please feel free to use my “Momma Talks” as a springboard for talks with your own children. Or if you’re like me, just forward it to them. I’m going to work hard to keep it simple, straightforward, and applicable. (Teens have been known to have the attention span of gnats at times!) A quick read and an easy way to think about the concept is my goal.
I’m praying that God will use his Word and these intentional seeds of conversation and devotion to equip and guide our children in a world that desperately needs His light. I’ll be praying for you and would love to hear your comments on the posts!
Here’s to moms making the most use of their time!
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”