Help for the Exhausted Mom with Young Children

Help For The Exhausted Mom Of Young ChildrenAre you a mother of young children?

If so you are probably feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and frustrated. Perhaps even stuck in a rut and a little depressed? You wonder,

Does anyone else feel like I do? Am I normal?

The answer is “yes” and “yes!” I remember those same feelings.

Because we had five kids in seven years including a set of twins, I operated in a state of chronic exhaustion. Not one of our children was a sleeper and when we counted we realized that we went approximately 10 years without sleeping through the night on a regular basis.

In my exhausted state it helped me to recognize that there can be 2 kinds of fatigue- depressive fatigue and euphoric fatigue.

 Depressive fatigue occurs from the routine caring of little children day in and day out. We get them dressed, fed, the house picked up and then it’s all undone by the end of the day. Perhaps your husband comes home at the end of the day and says,

“Hi Honey, what did you get done today?”

With a glazed-over look you simply respond, “I just got through it.”

Your husband on the other hand may be exhausted. He’s been working around the clock to finish a project, to meet a deadline. Now it’s finally finished and he’s exhausted.

Yet with his exhaustion comes a sense of euphoria. He has something to show for his exhaustion whereas a Mom doesn’t have anything immediate to show but survival!

It helped me to recognize the differences in these 2 kinds of fatigue and to talk them over with my husband. It enabled him to understand why I sometimes felt “blue” in my state of exhaustion.

Eating healthy also helped my depleted state. Too often I simply ate the remains of the kids’ PB&J sandwiches. I needed to be more intentional in developing good eating habits, especially snacking on protein.

Exercise also made a big difference. Many times I’d hire a neighborhood teen to watch my kids for a half hour in the late afternoon so I could simply go for a run. I never wanted to do it and I remember on several occasions going in tears. But that half hour gave me the boost I would need to get through the dinner, bed and bath routine looming ahead.

Finishing one small project like cleaning out one cabinet, one closet, etc. can also help turn depressive fatigue into euphoric fatigue.

The good news is this depressive exhaustion doesn’t last forever! The kids do grow up.

Blessings,

Susan Alexander Yates

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12 Books To Help You With That Fresh Start

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It took me almost 30 years to realize that New Year’s resolutions don’t work for me.

Every year, I’d make a resolution of some sort, and every year, I’d feel like a failure before January was over.

So instead of New Year’s resolutions, I choose books—old and new—to read for the New Year. Sometimes, I plan my book list carefully based upon what I want to learn and improve on. But most of the time I just laughingly realize that my “to read” stack looks a whole lot like a bibliophile’s version of New Year’s resolution reading.

Whether you’re a goal-oriented girl who makes resolutions and has a five-year plan, or whether you’re more of a go with the flow kind of girl who is doing well to know what you’re doing for the next five days, a good book can often be an integral part of the inspiration you need to keep going. (For me, it’s good books and a few trusted apps. Because I am living in the 21st century, after all.)

Here are twelve of the books that have been part of my New Year’s reading stack through the years. From vintage classic fiction to non-fiction titles by a New York Times Bestselling Author, they are some of the books that have helped shape my thinking and make my plans.

Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss

Though this book starts on the heroine’s birthday, rather than January 1, I still think of it as a book of fresh starts. I’ve cried many tears over its pages. It’s on my mental list of books I want to re-read each year—it’s just that good. More here ->

Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine

This book is at the top of my to-read list for 2015. Crystal is as generous as she is genuine, and I’m anxious to learn from her experience and expertise as a successful Christian work at home mom. More here ->

Embracing Beauty by Trina Holden

There’s nothing like packing for a trip at the holidays to make me frustrated with the contents of my closet. Reading Embracing Beauty is like inviting your fashionable best friend over for tea and having her go through your clothes with you, outfit by outfit. Trina is a real mom with a real figure and a real budget, yet she guides you through the ins and outs of a mother’s wardrobe with humor and grace—all while showing you how to work with what you have and shop thriftily for what you need. More here ->

Fit to Burst by Rachel Jankovic

This book has been on my wishlist, since I loved Rachel’s first book Loving the Little Years so much. I was delighted to get it as a Christmas gift and it’s at the top of my to-read list now! I know I always need a breath of fresh air when it comes to perspective as a mom. And Rachel’s words right from the trenches are always right on target. More here _>

Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace by Sarah Mackenzie

As a homeschooling mom of 4, ages 8 years down to 8 months, “rest” seems like a strange word to use to describe much of anything in our home. That’s why I love this book from Sarah Mackenzie and the perspective she provides for what matters in our home education. More here ->

Confessions of a De-Cluttering Junkie by Chautona Havig

Nothing makes your own mess look like less than comparing it to someone else’s. And by the same token, it’s easier to conquer your own clutter if you’re doing it with a friend. Meet Kaye, a de-cluttering junkie. Fictional character though she may be, Kaye’s own journey toward less clutter may be just the encouragement you need to jump on the bandwagon. More here ->

Reforming Social Media by Mandy J. Hoffman

In the ever-changing world of social media, it’s sometimes necessary to go back to what never changes: God’s Word. This book is convicting, but it’s also a breath of fresh air. A must-read for every Christian who uses social media, and perfect for those New Year’s resolutions about not spending so much time online. More here ->

Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider

If you’re looking for a book that will give you a fresh perspective on life and a simplicity of focus toward the things that matter, you will love this book by Tsh Oxenreider. It’s definitely the kind of book to re-read at the beginning of each year. More here ->

None So Blind by Chautona Havig

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swap places with a stranger—for someone else to get an intimate but objective look into how you do life? This novel gives you a glimpse. And if you’re like me, it might make you take a closer look at your own attitudes and actions. (The only problem is that it leaves you with a cliff-hanger waiting for the as-yet-unpublished second book in the Sight Unseen series!) More here ->

Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney

This book is the Let Me Be a Woman of the 21st century. It’s one of those I keep handy so I can pick it up during a rare moment of quiet. Reading Feminine Appeal always feels like I’m having a heart-to-heart with a trusted mentor. If you’re lacking a Titus 2 woman in your life, this book can help fill that hole. And if you have a Titus 2 woman in your life, why not work through this book with her in the New Year and explore and the virtues of Titus 2 together?! More here ->

Your Real Food Journey by Trina Holden

I don’t know about you, but after all the gluttony of the holidays, I’m always ready to make a serious change in my diet. But going cold turkey rarely works for me—all my favorite foods still entice me. Part cookbook, part guidebook, Your Real Food Journey is a real gem. Rather than outlining a 30-day plan that will leave you falling off the wagon, Trina emphasizes gentle progress for long-term benefits. If you’ve been leery of all the whole foods diets but really are interested in helping your family eat better, this is the book for you. More here ->

Sacred Influence: How God Uses Wives to Shape the Souls of Their Husbands by Gary Thomas

Hard-hitting, honest, practical—this book on marriage is one I’ve been working through slowly and want to finish reading this year. Because every year is a good one for me to work at improving my marriage. (And every year it still needs it!) More here ->

*What books are on your New Year’s reading list?

I’d love to hear about the books that have shaped you in years past, too.

Because He Lives,
Gretchen Louise

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Fit2B Beginning 

No, it’s not a book. But I think if I keep these DVDs on the top of my to-read stack, I’ll be more likely to pop one into the DVD player each day. The Tummy Team got me through pregnancy, labor, and recovery, and I’m hoping to make Fit2B part of my routine this year. These tummy-safe, family-friendly exercise routines are a favorite among my friends and recommended by the core rehabilitation specialists at The Tummy Team. More here ->

Here at Club31Women we recognize that not everyone has the same taste or point of view on books or movies, but we offer these short reviews for your consideration.  Our hope is that you will find something new and wonderful on this list of recommended reading! ~ Lisa Jacobson, Club31Women

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A Wise Word to The Mom With Boys

A Wise Word to the Mom of BoysA friend sent out a text, inviting several of us to a girls’ night at her house.

With that, she made us promise we wouldn’t look at her toilets, well, because of her boys and all.

I could not believe the volley of return texting that immediately followed her message. All these moms of boys had a lot to say about understanding what it means to have constant yellow drips on and around the toilet, especially my friend who has six menfolk in her house.

This last summer we had our septic system cleaned, and the most wonderful thing happened. The septic-finder-thingy that the septic guy flushed down our toilet got caught in the pipe, and we had to call a plumber to come remove the toilet and get it out.

“Does this mean you’re going to have to re-caulk around the toilet?” I asked the plumber.

“Yes, I will.”

“Will the caulk be clear?” I asked, with tears in my eyes. “Not yellow?”

Okay, now he thought I was seriously weird. But fresh, clear caulking, girls? You’re with me in this, right?

When we’re down with a scrub brush, nose-to-nose with the toilet, it’s easy for us to be resentful of having boys in the house. We might let them have a piece of our mind when we’re on our hands and knees cleaning up.

But I want to encourage you to back up. Back way up and look at how awesome your boys are.

Caleb Fitzwater
At the girl’s night at my friend’s house, she showed us the senior pictures of her firstborn son, and we all got choked up. She couldn’t stop talking about what a treasure he is to her and what a good, gentle spirit he has.

We agreed. Yellow forgotten.

Because we really love them, don’t we? What would we do without our boys?

In Proverbs 19:11, we find this advice:

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.  (ESV)

Moms, it is to our glory to overlook the offending toilet situation with our guys. We are sensible women if we force ourselves to be very slow to anger over this common annoyance we face.

Let’s speak up here today, not about commode complaints but about what a treasure our guys are. What do you appreciate about your boy(s) that makes it easy for you to overlook the toilet stains?

Your friend from Montana,

Christy Fitzwater

*Picture of the young man above is the author’s own awesome son. 😉 

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Fresh Inspiration for Your Every Day: 15 Favorite Devotionals to Pick From

Fresh Inspiration for Your Every Day - 15 Favorite Devotionals to Pick FromSo many of you have asked me about this! 

Maybe it’s the time of year.

Or maybe that place in life we find ourselves in.

Or perhaps it’s the spiraling world we live in.

Whatever the reason, this has been one of the most frequent requests in my inbox lately.

What devotional would you recommend? What would be an encouraging resource for my daily devotions?

From my own experience, I’ve found that different devotionals have met different needs from year to year. Some years I was ready to dig in “deep” and other years I could only  “hang on” to the basics. So I’ve asked a number of my trusted friends to share their recommendations too, so that you might benefit from their choices as well as my own.

Here’s what we pooled together as a collection of our favorite devotionals!

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The descriptions below are provided by the publishers and the italicized notes are personal comments from myself.  ~ Lisa

Classics

1. My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

“I am determined to be absolutely and entirely for Him and for Him alone.” So says Oswald Chambers in the first of the daily devotions in My Utmost for His Highest. This attitude of complete surrender to God pervades the work, the most popular devotional book ever published. In the words of former U. S. Senate chaplain Richard Halverson, “No other book except the Bible has influenced my walk with Christ at such deep and maturing levels.” More here ->

I’ve been going through Oswald Chambers’ devotional for probably 20+ years now and it never grows old. Timeless truths that are challenging and beautiful – all at the same time. 

2. Joy and Strength: 365 Devotional Journal by Mary Wilder Tileston

Joy and strength can seem out of reach when clouds overshadow our days. But through this collection of some of the most inspiring words ever written, you’ll be reminded that those gifts of God’s grace transcend the storms of life. Mary Wilder Tileston’s best-selling compilation captures biblical truths and values that will always endure. More here ->

I’ve been using this devotional for over 25 years – ever since a sweet, older missionary friend gave a copy to me. It’s truly precious. 

3. Morning and Evening: A New Edition of the Classic Devotional Based on The Holy Bible by Charles H. Spurgeon

For over one hundred years, Christians have gotten up and gone to bed with Charles Spurgeon’s devotional Morning and Evening as a companion. With a reading to begin and end each day throughout the year, you will come to appreciate Spurgeon’s emphasis on the importance of abiding in Christ and meditating on God’s Word. His wisdom and counsel provide a timeless guide through the trials and triumphs of the year.  More here ->

Um,….What can I say? It’s a classic! And this updated version is easier to read without compromising the original message. 

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21st Century

4. The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms by Timothy Keller

If you have no devotional life yet, this book is a wonderful way to start. If you already spend time in study and prayer, understanding every verse of the psalms will bring you a new level of intimacy with God, unlocking your purpose within God’s kingdom. More here ->

I started going through the Psalms as part my devotions last year (along with Sara Hagerty: see #9 below) and so this is one I hope to go through this coming year. 

5. A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God’s Love

By showing how you can preach the gospel to yourself each day, this book will help you savor the glories of God’s love and experience the life-transforming power of the gospel in all areas of life. Use this book to preach the gospel to yourself on a daily basis, and be amazed at the differences it can make in your life. More here ->

6. New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional by Paul David Tripp

Mornings can be tough. Sometimes, a hearty breakfast and strong cup of coffee just aren’t enough. Offering more than a rush of caffeine, best-selling author Paul David Tripp wants to energize you with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel. More here ->

7. Secrets of the Secret Place: Keys to Igniting Your Personal Time with God by Bob Sorge

This book has one purpose: to fuel your passion for the secret place with God. Divided into 52 short chapters, it can serve as a companion to your devotional life. It will help defuse struggles related to the secret place and inspire you to develop a personal connection with God.  More here ->

I’ve been slowly working my way through this one since a friend gave it to me last October. Truly worth savoring. 

8. For the Love of God: A Daily Companion for Discovering the Riches of God’s Word by D.A. Carson

In an effort to help preserve biblical thinking and living, D. A. Carson has also written thought-provoking comments and reflections regarding each day’s scriptural passages. And, most uniquely, he offers you perspective that places each reading into the larger framework of history and God’s eternal plan to deepen your understanding of his sovereignty-and the unity and power of his Word. More here ->

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9. Monthly Adorations with Sara Hagerty

I’m not sure if this would be technically considered as a “devotional,” but I really appreciate these inspiring adorations from Sara Hagerty. And she kindly offers them free and monthly! You can find them on her website or follow her beautiful adorations on Instagram.

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10. Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms by Gloria Furman

In this encouraging book for frazzled moms, Gloria Furman helps us reorient our vision of motherhood around what the Bible teaches. Showing how to pursue a vibrant relationship with God—even when discouragement sets in and the laundry still needs to be washed—this book will help you treasure Christ more deeply no matter how busy you are. More here ->

Truth be told, I enjoy everything that Gloria Furman writes (Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home is another good one!).  My full review is here: A Spiritual Lift for Tired and Busy Moms

11. Trust: A Godly Woman’s Adornment (On-the-Go Devotionals)

While fear-provoking headlines fill our days, and struggles with anxiety are a fact in a fallen world, Scripture says fear does not need to be a fact of life for Christians. This little carry-along “pocket book” for women focuses on the Bible’s great truths about what lies beneath their fears and the means to overcome them-for those who worry just a little, those who suffer a gnawing, controlling fear or actual panic attacks, and every woman in between.

The first in a series of small, Bible-centered volumes for women, each of which covers a particular struggle. Others in the series include, Joy, Contentment, and Purity.  More here ->

I just learned about these little pocket devotionals and, I must say, I’m intrigued!

12. A Year with Aslan: Daily Reflections from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

In the tradition of A Year with C.S. Lewis, get your daily dose of inspiration from this one-of-a-kind devotional collecting 365 readings from the beloved Chronicles of Narnia. More here ->

This one is another new one to me, but as a big C.S. Lewis fan, I’ve got in on my list of books to look into! 

13. Keep A Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot

When life gets too busy, too impersonal, and too much to handle, it’s time to turn to God for some peace and quiet. Keep a Quiet Heart is a unique collection of some of Elisabeth’s best work from her newsletter. More than 100 short passages offer a bit of relief from everyday life as they point the reader toward the everlasting love and peace of God. More here ->

I always love what Elisabeth Elliot has to say and this book is no exception.  I have long admired this godly woman and have a deep appreciation for her strength and beauty. 

14. WordSnacks: Bite-Sized Devotionals for Your Hungry Moments  by Natasha Metzler

Because all of us need those moments when the Word of God satisfies the hunger inside for more of His presence. And the only way to find them is to knock on the door, ask the question, seek the truth. So every day we go, sifting through the Word again, looking for more of Him. More here ->

I’ve got this one sitting by my bedside right now! You know, for when you wake up hungry in the night and are looking for a little snack? Thanks Natasha! :) 

15. Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood: An Eleven-Week Devotional Bible Study by Melissa Kruger

Each week offers four days of study geared specifically to a mother’s concerns, with the Bible passages already printed out for your convenience. The fifth day is a warm-hearted devotional reading to help you reflect on and apply the truths you’ve learned. As your relationship with God deepens through prayer and studying His Word, you’ll discover how His imprint on your heart can make a lasting impression on your children. More here ->

Here’s another one on my wish-list! I’ve heard really good things about this study and can’t wait to check it out for myself. 

So those are some of our favorite devotionals.  I hope you’ll find one or two to inspire you all year round!

Blessings on your New Year, my friends!!

*As always, I’d love to hear from you! What are some of YOUR favorite devotionals? 

In His grace,

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How to Recognize and Cure Your Thirsty Soul

How to Recognize & Cure Your Thirsty SoulThere have been more days like that than I care to admit.

Oh, I’d really prefer for you to think of me as having it all together. Waking before dawn all these past thirty-some years to reset my focus on Christ. Drinking in His Word and His presence. Changed. Refreshed.

But no, there have been too many days that my parched soul has responded first to something else.

Exhaustion. Laziness. An urgent deadline. To-do lists. Family demands.

And I push the thirst aside, sure I can quench it later. Or some other way. Through ministry or some quick prayers and a serving of yesterday’s manna. Dry leftovers.

But too many of those days, and life tends to take a funny turn. It’s so gradual that I barely feel it. Maybe a little at first, but then I grow used to a dry mouth, and the show must go on.

The thing is, as it all goes on, circumstances weigh heavier and mountains rise higher.

Irritations morph into serious offenses. Setbacks are equivalent to failures. Discouragement turns to despair.

Before long, joy and hope are missing entirely.

And they’re signs. Signs that our souls thirst. That they’ve gone too long without Living Water. That the Word that once saturated us has evaporated. That we must drink daily.

The biggest indicator of them all?

This pervasive thought… that if we could change our circumstances, we could finally be happy. 

I don’t know why we do it. Why we believe it. Why we don’t just write on our mirrors and send ourselves texts and emails:

Note to self:
You don’t need to change your circumstances to find joy. You need Jesus. You need to drink deeply from His Word. Today. Tomorrow. And every day after that. Let it wash you. Refresh you. Revive what’s so dead inside. Change your perspective on everything.

Because a changed perspective really does change everything. When it’s God’s perspective, that is.

I used to think it was my five little kids. Or the heat. Life in a poverty-stricken country. Adoptions that were never ever approved by an unfeeling, unjust, corrupted system.

Financial struggles. Problems with my husband or friends or children. My special needs son. Fears and dangers unique to my crazy life in Haiti.

But the parched soul can only find refreshment from one source.

And for me, sometimes that was in the dark of quiet early mornings. Sometimes in the heavy heat of the day.

Neither the time nor the method were life-changing.

But the key both then and now has been to recognize my need for what it is. To correctly decipher my feelings.

  • Discontent? I need the promises of Jesus.
  • Afraid? I need passages of courage.
  • Frazzled? The reminder to be still and know He is God.
  • Cynical? Angry? Bitter? I need to be washed afresh in His love, reminded of His humility and sacrifice for me.
  • Sad? Compassion from the Comforter Himself.

My soul… your soul… they express thirst in many ways. But they’re only quenched through One.

Will we recognize our need today? Will we allow the words of our Creator, Savior, Lover to change our lives?

We’ve been led to the Living Water. Will we drink?

*I’d love to share my story with you… how the Lord quenched my thirst In a Sun-Scorched Land. If your circumstances aren’t changing and you’re weary in life’s heat, I wrote this book for you. 

Blessings,

Jennifer

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★★★★★“This was a book I couldn’t put down. I’m afraid the laundry went undone for a few days until I could finish it! Jennifer’s story shows that life is hard, but God is at work behind all of the seeming setbacks. He protects. He makes a path for us, even if it’s a crazy, almost untraceable one. He gives strength when we don’t have any left. When I put Jennifer’s book down, I felt encouraged to persevere through my own hard days. An excellent read that I highly recommend.” ~ Amazon Review

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A Mom’s View: What I Learned From Watching Alena Star in War Room

A Mom's View - What I Learned From Watching Alena Star in War Room
Have you ever taken a step back and peeked into the heart of your child?

It’s a beautiful view.

Maybe it’s when you see your timid six-year-old perform her piano solo with a confidence and boldness that you did not know she possessed. Or maybe it’s when you watch your 9-year-old selflessly give her last piece of candy to a friend or your 15-year-old courageously lead a group of her peers in worship.

Opportunities like these are a gift. They allow us, as parents, to take a step back from our normal view of parenting—teaching, instructing, disciplining—and witness the character that is brewing and blossoming on the inside.

Bold, selfless and courageous moments are the makings of a beautiful story.

Last summer my oldest daughter, Alena, was in the movie, War Room. War Room is a movie about the power of prayer and Alena plays Danielle Jordan- one of the lead characters, alongside Priscilla Shirer and T.C. Stallings.

Ironically, prior to this experience, Alena’s acting career consisted of a few fireplace performances with an audience of 5, my husband, me and her three younger sisters. So after weeks of auditioning and praying, you can only imagine the shock we all felt when she received the call to say that she “got the part!”

There is nothing I want more than to see my daughters live out loud for Christ and being a part of this film was an opportunity for my sweet 10-year-old to do just that.

For 6 weeks, as I watched her film, I saw Jesus at work in her life and in her heart. I was her mom, but the film’s director (Alex Kendrick) was her boss and she had a job.IMG_1415

At times it was hard for me to watch her independence but in those moments I saw her work harder then I thought she was capable of with a selfless love, humbled posture and determined attitude.

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It was wonderful. I was grateful and I was convinced that, although I play a significant role as her mother, who she is and what God has planned for her has little to do with me.

Each moment with her on set was a reminder to me that my four daughters are actually not mine at all, they are His.

And the beautiful story that is blossoming is one written by none other than the Creator Himself, God.Atlanta_WarRoom_314

Since day one I have prayed that God grants each of my daughters a heart that yearns to know Him and a willingness to follow His lead. I have prayed fervently that He grows them into little Jesus-chasing-world-changers.

But can I be honest? Answered prayers can be scary, especially when they involve my children.

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Praying for our children to yearn for Christ requires selflessness and following through on our end of the deal – when the Lord answers this prayer – requires an unimaginable amount of personal sacrifice. The call is for a total release of control and a willingness to sit back and watch Him work.

Ultimately, as parents our answered prayers keep us on our knees.

The longer I parent, the more evident it becomes that my children are His.

God taught me this lesson in a fairly dramatic way with Alena being cast as “Danielle.” But truthfully, most often God is calling us to a posture of prayer, release and trust in the very small, seemingly insignificant moments in our life.

And when I am speechless, unsure or afraid of where their desire for Christ will lead them, my knees hit the ground and I pray these simple words,

“Dear God, she is Yours and I trust You with her. Amen.”

As parents, our part is to steward well as they cross the bridge that leads them back into the arms of their Father.

Blessings,

Wynter

For Girls Like You DevotionalTween girls have access to an unbelievable amount of media and information with just a simple click of the remote or mouse. Every outlet they turn to attempts to subtly influence their worldview…and what they believe about themselves directly affects how they live.

Wynter Pitts, founder of For Girls Like You magazine, gives girls a new devotional showing them a correct definition of themselves, opening their eyes to God’s truth and the differerence it makes in their lives. Each daily devotion includes a prayer to help girls apply the lesson. ~ from the Publisher
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Available here: For Girls Like You: A Devotional for Tweens