This podcast creates space for busy moms to experience a simple moment with Jesus. It’s a few minutes for you to connect with God so you can better connect with your family.
If you feel like your work as a mom is never done, well, you’re right. At this stage, your children will always seem to need you. There are always snacks to make, kids to drive somewhere, and snuggles to give. Spending a few moments with God NOW in your car can prepare you for the work He calls you to do as a mom LATER. These are those moments.
When God Interrupts Your Plans
As moms, our kids interrupt our sleep, our conversations and even our trips to the bathroom. Sometimes we respond by saying “in a minute” or we try ignoring them. Sometimes when we’re interrupted, we feel frustrated or annoyed, whether we show those emotions outwardly or not. But what about when God interrupts us? How do we respond to Him? Mary gives us a roadmap. Take a listen.
Gathering at the Tables
In theory, our time with family and friends during the holiday season brings us rest by filling us up. In reality, however, gathering at the table can bring up anxiety, dread, stress, or past hurts and betrayals that trigger our own less-than-desirable behaviors. If getting together with family stirs up unrest for you, Jesus shows us at the Last Supper how to eat in peace regardless of who is at the table. Take a listen.
Finding Rest in the Busy
For many moms, rest of any kind is not at the top of our plans, especially in the hands-on, always-busy parenting years where we find ourselves waiting in the carpool line each day. God knows all about what we go through. And the truth of the matter is that we can’t always slow down but that doesn’t mean we need to forfeit His rest in the process. Take a listen.
The Winter Season of Parenting
We can’t see what God is doing to the trees in the winter, but we’ve learned to trust that He is strengthening their roots and preparing them for Spring. Without an intentional focus on root growth, we wouldn’t be able to celebrate an abundant harvest. The same holds true for the winter season of parenting. So much of the early years is spent grounding our children’s roots in His truth and trusting He is working beneath the surface. Take a listen.
The Spiritual Side of Self-Care
God created us to need sleep and rest. Yet, they aren’t the same thing. Sleep is biological. Rest is spiritual. When we stay up too long, our bodies force us to sleep. But, resting in and with the Father is a choice we make. It’s not something He forces on us. Self-care can be a part of the spiritual practice of rest when we invite the Holy Spirit into our self-care rituals. Take a listen.
Relief from Worry
Being a Christian doesn’t exclude us from falling prey to What if thinking. These What Ifs steal our peace and fuel worry. They feed us lies about the limits of what the Lord can do and keep us distracted from His love and faithfulness. Do you struggle with those thoughts? Here’s a proven way to stop looking at the What Ifs and instead shift your thinking to what God is doing in your life right now. Take a listen.
Wow! I so appreciate how you are obedient in telling us the words God gives you to say. I am convicted in the thought that I cannot let him lead me if I am hurrying and going in front of him. And what a liberating idea to think that Jesus himself did not feel guilt at not hurrying. Am I then trying to be like him by taking on the guilt? I really appreciate your giving me these thoughts to consider. I am looking forward to next week.
Love this podcast - short but so thoughtful. I love that it was so focused on mirroring Christ and the example he provided for us. No more mom guilt for resting!