June 6, 2014

by Lisa Whittle

"Our relationship with our children hinges on our relationship with God. 
It starts with us:
  • Spending time with Him so we can manage our emotions when things don’t roll out like the script in our head.
  • Living daily in the Word so we can be a woman who mothers from a place of truth, models balance and wisdom and care, so our kids can see something different from the world they live in and know it’s possible.
  • Whispering prayers, (let’s be honest: short most of the time) in the car or while we are cooking dinner or doing laundry or being a chauffer or when we finally do collapse into the bed at night with a weariness we can’t explain. And then the other part of prayer…quietly listening.
No matter how good of a mother we are, we will never be good without God. We need Him on the bad days and the good days and the days that are just ok and we survive.
We need Him to balance us and stop our mouths from saying hurtful things little minds do not forget and most of all, to help us lose that perfection tape that plays in our head and messes with our ability to embrace the crazy-beautiful in every day.
We can’t mother without God.
If we try, we will mother from a place of bankruptcy."

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