Sunday, June 25, 2017

Mommy Moments #255




Welcome to Mommy Moments! It is a blessing to look back on the past several years with all of our co-hosts, guest hosts, and community of moms linking up to encourage and challenge one another. It's worth so much to know that moms have been blessed and maybe felt a little less alone in doing what God has called them to do. Thank you all for using your writing to be a blessing to me as well as to the hundreds of other mamas who are reading it. I'm thankful for each of you who have made this link up possible!

It's no secret that motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its joys. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!


The top viewed post from last week belongs to Amanda from Living On Grace and her post Exactly How We Always Imagined Finding Out" If you missed this post, you have to stop by and read the sequence of events that led up to Amanda finding out something pretty exciting! It includes an Urgent Care visit twice in one week. This post proves that sometimes our hardest weeks can end up being the best stories and memories!


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Now, link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

Then, explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 


Please, pretty please, we'd love it if you would tweet or share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends! Use the hashtag #mommymoments to help us all stay connected!
We would also love it if you could add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up! If you are not able to copy/paste the code on your page, please e-mail one of us and we would be happy to send you the code!

P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!





Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mommy Moments #254




Welcome to Mommy Moments! It is a blessing to look back on the past several years with all of our co-hosts, guest hosts, and community of moms linking up to encourage and challenge one another. It's worth so much to know that moms have been blessed and maybe felt a little less alone in doing what God has called them to do. Thank you all for using your writing to be a blessing to me as well as to the hundreds of other mamas who are reading it. I'm thankful for each of you who have made this link up possible!

It's no secret that motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its joys. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!


The top viewed post from last week belongs to Micah Maddox from MicahMaddox.com and her post "When You Feel Overwhelmed". This is a post for every mama to read, especially in the overwhelming seasons of life. Micah shares a little peek into their journey in foster care, a beautiful act of service and expression of God's love and some of the struggles and joys that can be found in that journey. Make sure to stop by and read the whole post and leave a note of encouragement for Micah and her family!
All the other stuff can wait. God's way is urgent.


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Now, link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

Then, explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 


Please, pretty please, we'd love it if you would tweet or share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends! Use the hashtag #mommymoments to help us all stay connected!
We would also love it if you could add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up! If you are not able to copy/paste the code on your page, please e-mail one of us and we would be happy to send you the code!

P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!





Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mommy Moments #253




Welcome to Mommy Moments! It is a blessing to look back on the past several years with all of our co-hosts, guest hosts, and community of moms linking up to encourage and challenge one another. It's worth so much to know that moms have been blessed and maybe felt a little less alone in doing what God has called them to do. Thank you all for using your writing to be a blessing to me as well as to the hundreds of other mamas who are reading it. I'm thankful for each of you who have made this link up possible!

It's no secret that motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its joys. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!


The top viewed post from last week belongs to Becoming Press and their post "Creating Structure Ad Space To Do What You Love". This post has some wonderful ideas, especially for parents with busy lives, to make the time to do the things that are important to us. It's so hard to be disciplined and create structure in our lives, and this post offers some great tips to do so!


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Now, link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

Then, explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 


Please, pretty please, we'd love it if you would tweet or share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends! Use the hashtag #mommymoments to help us all stay connected!
We would also love it if you could add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up! If you are not able to copy/paste the code on your page, please e-mail one of us and we would be happy to send you the code!

P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!





Monday, June 5, 2017

Love Worth Bragging About


My 4 year old daughter loves to steal my phone and take a million selfies and videos of herself. I don't know where she gets it from because I'm officially past the selfie stage of life. I promise.

I don't usually find the rows of photos and videos until I run out of storage on my phone. The struggle is real! I usually pause to appreciate the antics of my adorable tiny human before deleting the crazy eyes and silly song videos to make room for more.
As I watched one such video of my daughter dancing and singing silly as if no one was watching, the phrase "my mommy loves me so much" came out of her mouth. It caught me off guard, but stirred something meaningful inside of me. 

No one handed my daughter lyrics and told her to sing of my love. It was a natural expression of her confidence in my love and it truly warmed my heart. 

I wondered if God feels the same way when we sing of His love out of the overflowing of our hearts. Not because the words are on a screen or we're being told to "praise God" but because we are truly excited about His love enough to brag about it.

I whispered the same phrase my daughter had, only with God in the place of mommy. 

"My God loves me so much."

Do I believe that enough that it escapes my lips in confidence when I'm just happy? It's never something I find natural to brag about because...well...to be honest, I struggle with feeling worthy of love. To boast of it makes me feel like I'm implying that I'm worthy of it. And I'm not.
1 Corinthians 1:31
"so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
The truth and beauty of God's love rests in the fact that it is undeserved. He loves me because I'm his daughter, not because I do good or bad things. He sees me as worthy simply because I'm His, just like my daughter knows she is loved because she's mine.

I think if we truly grasped the enormous gift that God's love is, we wouldn't just sing about it in church or when someone tells us to. It would escape our lips with pure joy in just knowing we are loved. It's a love worth bragging about. 
Ephesians 3:14-19"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."

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Colossians 3:17 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Mommy Moments #252




Welcome to Mommy Moments! It is a blessing to look back on the past several years with all of our co-hosts, guest hosts, and community of moms linking up to encourage and challenge one another. It's worth so much to know that moms have been blessed and maybe felt a little less alone in doing what God has called them to do. Thank you all for using your writing to be a blessing to me as well as to the hundreds of other mamas who are reading it. I'm thankful for each of you who have made this link up possible!

It's no secret that motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its joys. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!


The top viewed post from last week belongs to Ifeoma from Purposeful and Meaningful and her post "For the Mom Who Doesn't Feel Beautiful Anymore". This is a post every mama needs to read! It's a wonderfully sweet reminder that our beauty is measured in far more meaningful ways than our appearance. Our love and sacrifices for our children are a deeper and longer lasting beauty that truly matters. Thank you for sharing with us, Ifeoma!


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Now, link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

Then, explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 


Please, pretty please, we'd love it if you would tweet or share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends! Use the hashtag #mommymoments to help us all stay connected!
We would also love it if you could add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up! If you are not able to copy/paste the code on your page, please e-mail one of us and we would be happy to send you the code!

P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!





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