Christina Carter
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Chris discovered blogging a good decade ago and tended the talent with waxing and waning zeal. In the recent past, her writing has become a way of sharing and processing the refining work of her Good Father and she has loved writing and sharing life through her blog. In the...

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  1. Christina,

    Your words touched my heart to the core this morning. Because, summer time can be brutally exhausting sometimes. Too many late nights lead to bad attitudes in the morning for a little Boy (and his Momma) who don’t know how to sleep in, no matter what time bed is the night before. And so then when expectations for good behavior still exist, it can be a hurricane in the making and feel so deflating (for all of us) so often. But, these times–the staying up late times and the reaching for energy times–are important. Thinking about so much here this morning. And appreciating your words that remind me and lead me to pray for my groom about this very same truth.

    Rich blessings as He gives you peace in your journey of parenting these little ones, that no matter your age there’s purpose for it all.

  2. Oh, thank you! I sooo needed this post today, as that mirrored my yesterday. I had a “thank God that we survived” kinda day. Today I’ve resolved to give to God what is His. And that is everything. My kids. My laundry. My expectations. My patience.

    This is the line I love… “I asked Him to remind me the importance of my calling.”

    I just had a conversation with a friend yesterday reminding me just how important my calling is as a mama. And that’s exactly what it is. God has called me to be their mama. And I need to offer it to the glory of Him.

    Thank you, Chris! I will be praying for you today!
    Mommy to Jonathan, 7; Sophia, 5; and Anna, 2

  3. I really needed this today. Yesterday was one of those days when you feel like giving up & giving in to the devil.

    So often, at work, I give in & choose unwisely. I say things I shouldn’t & then regret it!
    I’ve been praying about this situation daily for several months now. P.S. as most moms know (a good night’s sleep helps with the perspective).

  4. Lovely post – we all need to remember why we do what we do! And it all matters, really – to those little ones!