"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV)
Happy Friday! I pray you’ve had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend! As we close the end of April and start May, I encourage you to find one thing that you can celebrate and praise God for! This month, I’m celebrating my first devotional, Merciful Moments for M.O.M.S being on the YouVersion Bible App.
Giving God praise for all things big and small is so important, as we continue to worship and stay connected with Him.
God’s mercies are new every morning and God’s mercy matters.
Whatever season you may find yourself in today, I invite you to allow God’s new mercies to refresh, revive and strengthen you.
Receiving God’s new mercies looks like…
Celebrating a small step you accomplished in a big project instead of beating yourself up for not fully completing it.
Giving yourself more grace when your day or things don’t go according to plan
Asking God for forgiveness and not condemning yourself for mistakes made
Being more present and enjoying meaningful moments with family and friends
Let’s God’s new mercies renew your mind and restore your heart today.
RESPOND: What are you celebrating today and how will you receive God’s new mercies more? I would love to hear from you!
If you haven’t already, I invite you to read my YouVersion plan and let me know how it has encouraged you! You don’t have to be a Mom to read and enjoy the plan! We can all use an extra dose of God’s mercy. Thanks so much to those who have already read the plan, and been blessed. Until next time, enjoy your weekend!
I hope your week is going well! I wanted to share an exciting announcement today with you. I am grateful to God and honored to share that I have a new 5 day devotional plan on the YouVersion Bible App. It’s called Merciful Moments for M.O.M.S.
Using the M.O.M.S acronym, I empower you to lay down your ideals, plans and perfectionism at Jesus’ feet, and pick up a new perspective, grateful heart, and courage to move forward each day as a mama!
If you are a Mom, for the next five days, I invite you to read this encouraging plan and let me know your feedback!
"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him."
(Mark 16:6 NIV)
“Where’s Daddy?” Every morning, when my daughter wakes up, she asks for her Daddy. I watch her walk from room to room searching for him. As her sleepy eyes fully wake up and she sees her Daddy, she becomes more settled. In her three year old mind, all is right in her world and she can start her day. I love the relationship she has with her Dad, and that she is determined to connect with him.
Just like my daughter searches for her earthly Father, God desires for us to look for Him, our Heavenly Father. After Jesus’ death, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome were looking for Jesus’ body and they were disappointed when he wasn’t there. But praise God that Christ rose for you and I!
As we celebrate Resurrection Sunday this weekend, I invite you to look for the Father with a fresh set of eyes and renewed focus.
Look for the Father in both quiet time and the busyness of life.
Look for the Father in a still small voice and a loud one.
Look for the Father in the beauty of nature and through the questions of a child.
Look for the Father in the church pew and the grocery store.
When we look for God, our Heavenly Father, He openly welcomes us to come to Him with a childlike trust and grow in relationship with Him.
Happy Resurrection Sunday to you!
Action Question: How will you look for the Father in new and refreshing ways in your life? Let me know in the comments.
As we wind down 2021 and prepare to celebrate Christmas this week, I wanted to share a special video message with you! If you find this time of year difficult, please know that I am praying with and for you.
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There are ten days left until Christmas and you may still have some shopping to do for those last-minute gifts. As we move closer to celebrating Christmas and Christ’s birth, I invite you to uplift and remember the greatest gifts that money can’t buy. While it is wonderful to give and bless others with tangible gifts, we know that the true reason of the season is to magnify the name of Jesus!
Here are 3 of Christ’s greatest gifts:
May we uplift and celebrate the hope, love, and salvation that is found in Jesus Christ!
Reflection Question: What gifts of Christ will you celebrate this season?
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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is a classic song by Andy Williams that many sing every year, and it talks about the various fun festivities of the Christmas season. While I do enjoy this festive season, extended time to spend with loved ones, and celebrating Christ’s birth, I must admit that this time of year can be overwhelming too. My December calendar is filled with multiple ministry events, church services, holiday parties, gift exchanges, school activities for my daughter, and we are hosting Christmas dinner. Whew! I’m tired just thinking about it. LOL.
Sound familiar? During this time of the year, are you feeling overwhelmed with all that “needs” to get done?
God doesn’t want us to simply endure Christmas but enjoythewonder of Christ’s birth and this sacred season.
Here are three ways to help you avoid burnout and enjoy the Christmas season more:
Scale Down Your Schedule
I know, right? You’re probably thinking, this isn’t possible. If you are like me, you probably don’t want to miss out on anything and don’t have it in you to decline an invitation. Newsflash: You can’t be everywhere, and some events/festivities you will have to let go. Scaling down your schedule will help to minimize stress and give you the energy you need to be more fully present for the events and meaningful memories with those who are closest to you. For the things you do say yes to, you will not feel as rushed and your spirit can be more settled because you are more focused. Today, I invite you to scale down your schedule to make room for meaningful memories, decreased anxiety, and a greater enjoyment of the Christmas season.
2. Ask for Help
During this busy season, I invite you to ask for help. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but an act of wisdom. God has placed different people in your life to support you. If you are hosting family dinner, have a potluck style and ask your guests to each bring a dish to help you lighten the load. When putting up the Christmas tree or decorations, make it a family affair, or ask a friend to stop by and help. Asking for help not only lightens your load, but it helps you to strengthen important relationships and form community. ASK FOR HELP. You’ll be so glad you did!
3.Leave Perfectionism at the Door
In order to enjoy the Christmas season more, I encourage you to leave perfectionism at the door. If you don’t have the grandest Christmas light display, Christmas tree, or didn’t have time to send out Christmas cards, it is ok and give yourself permission to relax.
While we want to accomplish all the things, we often lose sight of what is most important: the gift of Christ’s birth, giving to those who are in need, and spending quality time with those who matter most.
God’s grace is sufficient and allow His grace to cover you and help you enjoy the greatest gifts of the Christmas season today.
Praying your Christmas season will be filled with less stress, lasting memories, and renewed gratefulness for the gift of Christ’s birth and this sacred season!
Reflection Question: How will you be intentional about enjoying this Christmas season more? Please leave in the comments.
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Recently, I was a guest on Rooted and Overflowing Podcast with Letitia Evans. I shared a little about my writing and ministry journey as well as my new devotional, Merciful Moments: A Devotional Journal for Moving Forward with Each Day. I invite you to listen to the episode for encouragement and to learn more about me!