As a stay-at-home mom, I set the tone of my home like a thermostat. My attitude, habits, and choices, for good or for bad, my kids are watching [these things]. If I’m looking to myself to solve my problems by what I can do, then when my kids look to me [to solve their problems?], I’m left feeling even more depleted.
Within myself, I come up short at every point. I have so much more to offer when I am running to Christ to fill me.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me, you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (ESV)
If I look to God for strength, courage, and wisdom to face each new situation, my kids see that, and I have much more to give them. Plus, I’m hoping they also see Jesus in how I love them and my husband along the way.
Jesus, be my joy and my strength, I pray!
Gracie Warren is a stay-at-home wife and mom of 3 little boys. Her life is full of diapers, messes, and lots of little hugs and cuddles. She believes mothering little ones is good and sanctifying work. She is thankful that the Lord has given her this calling as a gift and hopes to inspire and spur you on in your own journey as she shares bits of what God has shown her along the way.