Saturday, March 20, 2010

Working Moms-Really Worth it?

I know what I'm about to say isn't going to agree with everyone but listen closely.

I'm doing a research paper on women working vs staying at the home with the kids. I had no idea how serious of an issue this was with kids until today.

We had a Steps 2 Beauty sleepover at a local church this weekend. During one of our talks we discussed our sign language song that we were teaching the girls called "In My Arms" by Plumb. If you listen to the song, you can very plainly see that the lyrics are a mother's words to her infant baby. It was so obvious!

However when we asked these ten plus 2-3rd graders who was doing the narrating in this song, we heard answers like "day care worker," "babysitter," and "mom's friend," from about nine out of the ten or eleven girls we had! Only one said "Mama."

My heart aches for her! It's barely comprehendible to someone like me who grew up in a house where Mama stayed home with us and was always there to dry our tears, help us with school, hug us, or give us discipline and instruction.

Now I have a close relationship with my parents and I feel like I can go to them for just about anything!

How many kids miss out on a relationship so precious and so needed in this society?

To all of the 60s feminist ladies.....is having someone else raise your kids worth it?
Is having someone else sing lullabys and giving the children care and attention that you could be giving them worth it?
Is having someone else's morals and values influencing your baby worth it?
Is being distant from your children in later years worth it?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just ask and believe

by faith receive, there's a Healer in the house today!

I love this song!

And yes, the Healer was in the Chapel today ready to heal me!

But I wasn't ready to be healed.

I knew it would happen if I just dared to believe that God keeps His promises and doesn't let me down.

It just so happened that during one of our songs today, the anointing fell. The faith I needed to do what God had dealt with me to do to receive my healing had dropped in my heart. I had been feeding on God's Word concerning healing for quite some time. Hey faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word (Romans 10:17) And guess what?

I did nothing.

Grrr.......

Why do we let fear hold us back from receiving God's goodness?

I didn't trust His goodness this time!

But I will next time!!!! :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Back at the grindstone

Sheesh.

It's taking all the self discipline I have just to get out of bed to go to class every morning, and I honestly don't know why. Last semester, I was like a drag-race vehicle from morning to night. Always full of joy. Always happy.

Well not always, but those obstacles were overcome! Hallelujah!

I heard a minister I greatly respect say "you can tell you're sliding spiritually if you are losing your joy."

When I thought about it, it's true.

So instead of moping around defeated all the time, I need to walk by faith, put a smile on my face, speak the Word and GO!!!! I can honestly say that God's promises have never failed me in that respect.

It got me through a tough semester in the fall. God hasn't changed. So I better get off my franny, speak the Word, and do what I know!

Jesus is the same whether I'm at home or at school. As He is, so are we in this world. 1 John 4:17

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring Break!

ahhh.....

Spring Break has been sooooo refreshing! I've gotten to sleep in almost everyday, go to Shreveport and see my brother and my best friends there, got to go shopping with my friend Katie, and got to see my cousin and her b-ball team take the State Championship title!

I can't believe I have to go back in two days. Sigh.

Why can't Spring Break be two weeks instead of one?