Hi Mamas! I’m back from an unexpected blogging break. The last four weeks have included moving out of my childhood home, five different places of sleeping, airplanes and road trips. We finally are settled—temporarily—until God shows us what’s next.

We don’t know what God is up to.

So, what do we do—when we don’t know what to do?

In this week’s video, I share a thought from God’s word and my current circumstances.

Have a great week,

Seana

My family continues to encounter various trials. Death of loved ones. Broken car doors. Sickness that stretches out into weeks. Joblessness. Not knowing where to live. Saying goodbye to my childhood home—and the list goes on. No matter what the trials—big or small—they can leave us weary and discouraged. But I see progress in my own soul. Last summer I handled the trials very differently.

When we encounter hard challenges, is it possible to consider it joy?

This week’s reflection comes from James 1:1-4. I hope it encourages you.

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Sometimes God feels far. He feels far for me right now. I feel like a ball in a ping ball machine, bounced around in a chaotic rattling, but not really going anywhere. Only to return from where I came from, the bottom.

When life feels dark and we are pinging off of anxiety, depression, grief, and other threatening emotions, how can we find balance, peace, and truth?

Listen to this week’s video reflection. I hope it helps you and those you love.

PRAY

God, I know Your Word says you never leave me, but you feel far away. Do you see me? The way ahead is clouded and I am overcome. Please help me. Please show me the way, even for just the next step. The noise and the chaos clouds me from clarity. Please, be my clarity. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.

RESPOND

How about you? How do you experience God in the darkness? Please share. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

 

Motherhood is culture making.

Sometimes the repetition of sock-folding, dish-scrubbing, diaper-changing, and grocery-shopping seems mundane. Yet when we realize that motherhood is part of the grand purpose of God for us to make something of this world, the mundane turns into an avenue of purpose-driven creation.

Did you miss the post on Fighting Against Satan for the Hearts of Your Kids? Read it here >>>>>. 

Are you feeling anxious mamas?

With the refugee crisis—to the unknown medical and financial future of our nation, it is no wonder lots of moms like us are asking, “What do we do with our kids?”

Are you preparing them for the political earthquakes or personal storms they will face?

Take heart. Here is an encouragement from God’s word for you.

Did you miss the post on Trusting God through the Journey of Miscarriage? Read it here >>>>.

Prayer invites God to work in our hearts and through our lives.

Sometimes it feels intimidating. What do I pray for? Start with what you think about, since prayer is talking to God and pausing to listen.

Wondering how to reach your child’s heart? Pray.

Worried about bills? Pray.

Thankful for your kids? Pray.

Need a miracle? Pray.

God is ready to hear every thought or word directed at Him, whether in the quiet moments, on the playground, or in carpool.

Watch and be amazed at how our hearts will change and how God will move when we pray.

How about you? How have you seen the power of prayer in your life? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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