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Stabbing Myself in the Heart

Christ is the only sacrifice who redeems and heals us, not our own self-inflicted suffering. I stood at the sink, pain lancing my chest, sobbing silently, tears blinding me as I tackled a mound of dirty dishes. Exhaustion weighed heavy, continue reading

The Vacuum Cleaner Syndrome

A h, parents A ren’t we great? A lways running around serving, A cting like a combination of Martha and Mary. A+ parents  who are in control, right? . Think again. When any one of us, whether  a mother or not, refuses to give up control, we shut out the power of the Holy Spirit. In fact, we end up acting just like vacuum cleaners when it is God’s job to purify our family in His power, mercy and grace. He desires that we simply become conduits of His Love. It is by Christ’s suffering that mothers and their families are healed, not by the mother acting like a sacrificial lamb or a scapegoat like in the Old Testament. But  He   was  wounded for our transgressions, He  was  bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace  was  upon  Him , And by  His  stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)       continue reading