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BEAUTIFUL THAT WAY!

Happy Mother’s Day ladies!

They say Rome wasn’t built in a day,
So remember this when clouds turn to gray,
and when the house is messy from the kids’ bustle and play.
“Good things take time”, that’s what people say,
And though today’s teachings will be tomorrow’s yesterday,
It will be those things that show your kids the right way.
So be the rock that lays the foundation today.
You’re a mom and you’re beautiful that way!


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To My Child

Dear child, why are you so sad?
What has your spirit so low?
Why do you roam about like a hopeless nomad?
Like there’s nowhere you’re welcomed, nowhere to go?

Why are your eyes pools for bitter tears?
To what or to whom have you lost your joy?
Have you finally made reality of your fears?
Is that quarter smile your best attempt at a decoy?

Lift your head, dear child
Don’t let another’s dark cloud dampen your bright future
Let your heart’s broken vase be beguiled
Heal your tired soul with hope, let that be your heart’s suture

Take the stones they threw at you to build bridges
Take their challenges as steps to climb higher
Fill your head with knowledge and culture, let those be your riches
Release your imagination and creativity like a spark that turns into a wildfire

If your head is down, let it be to admire the heights you’ve reached but not to self-glorify
If you’re on the ground, let it be because you’re catapulting others, but please don’t stay
If your smile is broken, let it be as a result of a laugh and not because of a cry
If you’re humbled, let it be your own act of humility, don’t let pride lead you astray

Oh, my dear if only you knew your worth
Capable of much ingenious that which your mind could birth
More precious than any stone man could unearth

Oh, if you understood how valuable you are
People try to stop you because they fear you’ll go far
Make distance from them like a spacebar
Live a full life made for a best-selling memoir

Raise your glass to your troubles, cheers for what’s to come
Plant hope in the lives of others like you have a green thumb
Always be a dreamer, don’t you dare let your ideas go numb
Fall down, get up, work hard, look up, should constantly be rule of thumb

Dear child, light up your face and be glad
Let your spirit shine aglow
Get ready to soar, today is your launch pad
Be great and spread greatness wherever you go.

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Pass It On

IMG_4651.JPGRecently my mother and I were discussing fashion trends that existed during her youth, and I wondered why she never saved any of that stuff to pass down. My family is not big on heirlooms, something valuable that is passed down from generation to generation. Then I read today’s passage and realized my mother gave me something  far more valuable than any ordinary inheritance, she shared the Word with me; she shared eternity.

One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. (Psalm 145:4 ESV)

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Back to School

Back to SchoolI’ve learned in life that, unfortunately, a parent cannot be everywhere their child is. There comes a time when they must let go and trust in 2 things: 1. that they’ve done a good job raising them and 2. trust in God. Sometimes letting go is just for a few hours, like the first day of school, and sometimes it’s more permanent, like when they leave home. Regardless, the Word is clear; parents need to set the right foundation and that foundation is Christ. More than a simple phrase written on our currency, “In God we trust” should be our conviction.

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. (Proverbs 22:6 NLT)

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A Lesson in Line

Little TeachersWhile waiting in line at a store one day I observed two little girls playing. At first I thought they were probably there together but quickly realized they’d just met. I loved their innocence. They didn’t judge each other’s physical appearance or differences, each one found in the other a companion with whom to play. This is why the sermon on the mount, Jesus said we must be humble like a child.  I’d like to add that they are also genuine, honest, and innocent. We often focus on teaching children valuable lessons, but the lessons they teach us are just as valuable.

So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. (‭Matthew‬ ‭18‬:‭4‬ NLT)

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