I have always believed that the Lord would not call us into the ministry of parenting only to call us away from the children to minister elsewhere.
This pertains particularly to small children and for extended amounts of hours. My husband and children's needs must come first. If I forsake them, I have forsaken my most important ministry of all. ~Sue Christy (mentor, leader and mama to 7)
"It's never to late to be what you might have been."-george eliott
Proverbs 24:10 says, "If you faint in the day of adversity your strength is small."
We can love the world, or love God. If we love the world, there will be no room in our heart for the love of God. We cannot love both God, who is eternal, and the world, which is transitory. -- St. Augustine of Hippo
Hold everything earthly with a loose hand. -- Charles H. Spurgeon
A sensible thanksgiving for mercies received is a mighty prayer in
the Spirit of God. It prevails with Him unspeakably.--John Bunyan
"Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting."
~ Author Unknown ~
You say, "If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied." You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.~Charles Haddon Spurgeon
"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich."-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
God who never gives up on us. He is not impatient, but long-suffering and committed to seeing His Son formed us, even when it seems impossible to us in the natural. Jenny G
If thou art willing to suffer no adversity, how wilt thou be the
friend of Christ? --Thomas à Kempis
Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.-Unknown
The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it's going to be a lot better and a lot bigger. --Elisabeth Elliot
Try to please everybody, you won’t please anybody.
There is no time for nonsense fun and games, there is a dying world out there. If we don't teach them Jesus is real at a very young age, the enemy will teach them He isn't. I want my children to be a "consuming fire" not a little light. Penny Raine