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Romans 14:19

“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification”  Romans 14:19

Everyday has the potential to be life changing. I come into contact with numerous children and adults each day.  Romans 14:19 talks about us making the effort everyday “to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification”.

Edification means  the instruction or improvement of a person morally or intellectually, guidance, and building up of the soul.

Sometimes I may see a person that seems unhappy, lost, or afraid. According to the Word we are to lift them up, offer them words of peace, that may lead us both to mutual moral development and a life and soul more connected to Him.

In your day to day life, listen to the Word, and make every effort you can to help others build up their souls and lives with God. We are the Light of the World, let’s shine.

Growing Mama

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A Child’s Walk

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it” – Proverbs 22:6

Children rely upon their parents and the other adults in thier lives to teach them how they ought to live. They pick up on the things we do more often than they pick up on the things we say.

As a mother it is up to me to stay acutely aware of that fact. My behavior while driving, shopping, cleaning, socializing, and engaging with my child is creating neural pathways in her brain that will eventually become permanent. As she ages she will act based upon what I have shown her by behavior and allowed her to see in other people’s behavior.

Children are being trained and taught about life every second of their lives.

In the womb the moment thier little ears finished developing they began listening to our language. This listening continued after birth and within a few short months they were ready to make vocal sounds. Eventually these sounds started to mimic what we said to them, and by about one year of age or so  they are able to command us to act with the use of language.

Childhood is similar to the womb. The mother and father as well as others allowed into the child’s space imprint values, ideals, and beliefs about life. Once an adult the child relies upon those teachings  this is all she knows, “…she will not turn from it.”

Unborn children become walking and talking children. Children become walking & talking adults.  Our home is the womb where our children develop, let’s make it a home full of Christian Values so that when our children age that will imprint upon them, not the noise of the outside world.

Remember they have a path to walk just like we did, let’s have them start with the end in mind, God.

Growing Mama

Sprouting Child

Children soak up everything around them. Their imagination is innocent and wild. They run gleefully around without a worry in the world. They feel safe and secure because of the Anchors and Guides in their lives.

Our society is not perfect. It does not protect children sufficiently from inappropriate media, consumerism, unhealthy food, unrealistic ideas, or immoral behavior. It also fails to teach them things like charity, love, hope, and kindness. There are many beautiful things here in our society but there are also a lot of ugly things too.

As Mothers we need to be sufficiently aware of this fact. Our children rely upon us to teach and guide them long into their adult years. Not just 0-18, but until our deaths and even after our deaths, what we taught them will still be with them.

Legacy is usually used in reference to great wealth or fame. For us though, it means something much more valuable than that. It means leaving our children with all the tools and confidence needed to live Good healthy lives. Our goal is to leave a legacy the would give them personal responsibility, empathy, kindness, a sense of justice, fairness, and a relationship with God. All the things they need to be amazing people contributing to the many beautiful changes happening in the world.

Growing Mama

A Journey

A family is a growing tree of life, love, and faith. As mother I am the Anchor and a Nurturer, teaching the life lessons that last forever. It is up to me to build the foundation for her to crawl, stand, walk, and eventually build her identity upon.

In order to do this I have to grow as a christian,  as a woman, and as a mother. We all have to. Life is not static. It moves, changes, flows, and breathes. Everyday I change, so does she, and so do you. Life can be difficult if we view it as a stable, concrete, thing, it isn’t.

We grow because that is the one truth that we all know to well. Change comes in the form of the Good and the Bad. Lost jobs, broken hearts, births, deaths, joy, hope, sorrow, and love. It all comes racing non-stop without fail.

The question is, do you know where you are going? Because where you go your child and family are sure to follow necessarily. If you do not know where you going it is important to find out.

When you do not know where you are going someone else is making that decision for you and your family, whether the forces behind the wave pushing your family along are the media, random people, good, bad or ugly is something to figure out and change.

A family is an evolving living thing. A place were children are raised, taught about the world,  and introduced to God. Mothers are the Anchor and fathers are the Guides. What your family seeks determines where it goes.  Growing Mama Sprouting Child is about that Journey.

What is your family seeking? Who is guiding your family? Who is your family’s anchor? Where is your family going?

In order to be a Nurturer and Anchor and or Guide, we mother’s have to grow in order for our children to sprout from the soil we have sown with conscious intent.

Growing Mama