God has chosen you and made you his holy people. He loves you. So your new life should be like this: Show mercy to others. Be kind, humble, gentle, and patient. Don’t be angry with each other, but forgive each other. If you feel someone has wronged you, forgive them. Forgive others because the Lord forgave you. Together with these things, the most important part of your new life is to love each other. Love is what holds everything together in perfect unity. Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking. It is for peace that you were chosen to be together in one body. And always be thankful. Let the teaching of Christ live inside you richly. Use all wisdom to teach and counsel each other. Sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Everything you say and everything you do should be done for Jesus your Lord. And in all you do, give thanks to God the Father through Jesus. (Colossians 3:12-17 ERV)
I’m lucky to have a handful of best friends in my life but I’m extremely lucky that I’m married to my BESTEST friend
Happy early Saturday morning to all the Moms with young ones that won’t let them sleep in. Here’s to discovering new joys 💜
I still get excited when I hear or see my husband’s band #juniordoctor on the radio #nevergetsold #cantbelieveit #whoknew
If with heart and soul you’re doing good, do you think you can be stopped? … Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy. Keep a clear conscience before God so that when people throw mud at you, none of it will stick. They’ll end up realizing that they’re the ones who need a bath. (1 Peter 3:13-18 MSG)
Mental health is important to me for so many reasons. Not only have I witnessed up close and personal my husband’s struggles with depression which birthed the song below, I’ve had my own. Depression as a mother, is such a shaming thing. I remember it feeling like I was drowning and feeling so guilty that my kids were unjustly tied to me, forced to go down with me. We are supposed to be strong enough for our kids. But I wasn’t.
Or so I thought. But I was strong enough to get help. And I am strong enough to talk about it today. If I can just tell one mom, that you aren’t a bad mom for the way you FEEL. Feelings are just feelings. You can CHOOSE to find help.
Because like this song helped my husband discover, we are all broken. And being broken doesn’t make us worthless. It just means we need to be put back together.
I believe ANYTHING can be put back together, because I’ve seen it in my own family. I hope this song tells you, you aren’t alone in your struggles, and that the story behind it, tells you that there is ALWAYS a solution.