I longed to be a mother, but I was barren for the first twelve years of marriage. Our journey was as follows; Declared barren Five failed open adoptions One still born birth in the six month of pregnancy High-Risk Pregnancy in our twelfth year of marriage Mother's Day was always a brutal reminder that I was still not a mother. As the Pastor's wife, I couldn't or didn't feel as if I could show any disappointment or sadness, so I put a smile on my face and got through the day. I even prayed with other motherless women. I relate to Hannah of I Samuel! She was the example of a desperate woman of God. She carried her burdened heart to the Lord, and He heard her cry! (I Samuel 1:8-28) She became the ultimate Super Mom! Hannah gave birth to Samuel and faithfully carried out her commitment by giving him to the Lord. Super Mom's are not exclusive. You know you are a...
"Lord this is too much. I need a moment to myself. Everybody needs me all at the same time. Can I just scream?"
By: Michelle Muncy Recently I stepped up in our church at the end of Sunday night fellowship and asked them to pray for me. In the past several weeks we have had wave after wave of hardships. One or two I can handle, but this constant bombardment has worn me down. I was to the point I just couldn't handle "one more thing". Have you been here? I'm sure you have. We had just moved to KY when I fell and broke my hand. While I saved myself from a vicious fall down a flight of stairs, it was at the sacrifice of my freedom. I had to have surgery to place pins in my hand, and I soon found myself frustrated at my lack of ability to function. My husband and daughter had to help me bathe, dress, and bring me meals the church so graciously provided. Everything was hard. (Have you ever tried...
Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:13-14