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Cultivating Restful Hearts in Moms


31 Seeds of Rest for Moms

Pour Out Your Heart

I was defeated before I drank coffee. Maybe I was defeated before I flopped out of bed, two hours after I unintentionally silenced my alarm. I tried, really, I did. I showered. I dressed. I tried. I exited my bedroom,… Continue Reading →

Give Yourself Grace

Unaccomplished tasks stare me in the face this morning. Reminders of my true heart attitude failures lurk close behind. Overwhelm presses in heavy as I consider what I should have, could have, would have. What regrets are you judging yourself… Continue Reading →

Be Willing to be Vulnerable

I bribed myself to sit down to write. Yes, bribed. With a (homemade) pumpkin spice coconut latte. And it doesn’t even taste good. For the past week, I haven’t felt like writing. I write in obedience to God’s call to encourage… Continue Reading →

Just Breathe

Let’s be honest. Some days, planting seeds of rest is just a bit overwhelming.  Yes, I firmly believe we can plant seeds of rest in the natural realm then watch God supernaturally grow those seeds into restful hearts. There are… Continue Reading →

Count What Remains

After being robbed, life is unsettling in many ways. I feel exhausted. I feel scattered. I feel vulnerable. The initial realization so much had been taken was an excruciating punch in the gut. But slaps in the face continue with… Continue Reading →

Allow Some Space

Please pardon my absence from the past few days. Life has been hard. My bucket list item is checked off: Alberquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. But my heart is hurting. Last week’s Seeds of Rest posts were written before we… Continue Reading →

Schedule Prayer Stops

“Pray without ceasing.” I want to. But I don’t. I love the times when I get alone with God to soak in His Word and be refreshed in His presence. I crave that rest. In the midst of a mom’s… Continue Reading →

Change Perspective Outside

When my heart is overwhelmed, I tend to wander around inside my house accomplishing nothing. I push and pressure my children to be productive. I lose perspective of who I am and what my purpose is. Have you ever felt… Continue Reading →

Replace Your Captive Thoughts

Have you been writing a brain dump list in an effort to take your thoughts captive? We know our minds can be a dangerous place. When our thoughts swirl out of control, our hearts fall prey and stray from rest…. Continue Reading →

Overlook the Offense

An ugly stain taints my carpet. So I did what any good mom would do. Scrub and clean it? No, I covered it with a rocking chair. Company was coming, and there wasn’t time for a good scrubbing. Well, honestly,… Continue Reading →

Implement a Brain Dump

Panic in the middle of the night. I forgot to make the appointment. Did I send the email? We’re behind in math lessons. I didn’t start the dishwasher. How should we deal with that parenting issue? As sleep eludes me,… Continue Reading →

Receive the Sabbath

For six days, I have enjoyed my creative work of writing. Today I will rest. After sharing one quick seed… “Jesus said to them, ‘The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.’” Mark 2:27 (NASB) A… Continue Reading →

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