The Purpose of 101 Mom

give life

To Give Life

My deep­est heart desire is to be a life giv­er.

A per­son who inspires and encour­ages oth­ers. The type of woman that when you walk away you feel like “Yeah, I can take on life! I can suc­ceed!”

While I want to cre­ate a pos­i­tive atmos­phere, I don’t want to shy away from the messi­ness of real life.

Don’t use foul or abu­sive lan­guage. Let every­thing you say be good and help­ful, so that your words will be an encour­age­ment to those who hear them. -Eph­esians 4:29

Spread Joy

To Spread Joy

Though a per­fec­tion­ist by nature, I want to strive for joy rather than per­fec­tion.

Because of choic­es made by myself and oth­ers, I strug­gle with anx­i­ety and depres­sion. But recent­ly the Lord has been teach­ing me what it is to have true joy!

Joy is know­ing that your iden­ti­ty and your future is root­ed firm­ly in Christ and that He will car­ry you through. The clos­er I am to Him, the more I find that joy comes nat­u­ral­ly to me. unlike feel­ing hap­py, joy is a last­ing peace regard­less of hard­ship.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may over­flow with hope by the pow­er of the Holy Spir­it.

-Romans 15:13

To Live Inten­tion­al­ly

Bible Study

60 sec­onds in a minute. 60 min­utes in an hour. 24 hours in a day. 365 days in a year. 18 years that your child is a depen­dent.

How will you spend them?

Hope­ful­ly you will be inten­tion­al with the time that God has giv­en you with your chil­dren. Inten­tion­al­ly train­ing and dis­ci­plin­ing, exem­pli­fy­ing and teach­ing about the God who gave us life!

Being inten­tion­al is a hard one for me, I get so busy that I for­get, or being the par­ent of tod­dlers, I’m so tired that I don’t have the ener­gy. I want to encour­age you to nev­er take a moment with your chil­dren or oth­er rela­tion­ships, for grant­ed.

For you formed my inward parts; you knit­ted me togeth­er in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fear­ful­ly and won­der­ful­ly made. Won­der­ful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hid­den from you, when I was being made in secret, intri­cate­ly woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed sub­stance; in your book were writ­ten, every one of them, the days that were formed for me,when as yet there was none of them.

-Psalm 139:13–16

Fleeting Moments

To Live in the Moment

I hope that at the end of my life, I can look back and feel like I real­ly lived. I don’t want to wor­ry about the future or get hung up on the past. I want to be in this moment. We have one life to live and you can be sure that we will answer for how we lived it in eter­ni­ty.

There­fore do not wor­ry about tomor­row, for tomor­row will wor­ry about itself. Each day has enough trou­ble of its own.

– Matthew 6:34

To Find Beau­ty in the Ordi­nary

I stood at the end of a dock ear­ly one morn­ing, breath­ing in the crisp morn­ing air. Mist veiled the lake all around and the water was dark but calm. It was one of the most peace­ful and beau­ti­ful moments I had tak­en time to breathe in for quite a while. I get so caught up in life and respon­si­bil­i­ty and house­work that I often for­get to notice the beau­ty in ordi­nary life around me. In the peo­ple that I love, and cre­ation.

The heav­ens pro­claim the glo­ry of God.  The skies dis­play his crafts­man­ship. Day after day they con­tin­ue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak with­out a sound or word; their voice is nev­er heard. Yet their mes­sage has gone through­out the earth, and their words to all the world.

-Psalm 19:1–4

Love like Jesus Loves

To Love Like Jesus Loves

My ulti­mate goal is to love with my whole heart, to love with a love like Christ’s love. This is a goal that is way beyond my reach, except for Christ’s love in me.

… walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Him­self up for us, an offer­ing and a sac­ri­fice to God as a fra­grant aro­ma.” -Eph­esians 5:2

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