Saturday, December 29, 2012

Another Chapter......

Back when I first started this blog, I was a stay-at-home mom who had a lot of time on her hands. I miss those days more than anything! I pray that God will allow me to be able to stay at home again, but for right now, working outside the home is where I am at and I hope God can use me in my situation to help someone else.

Anyways, I had big, high dreams for this little blog. I had dreams of creating a new devotional pack every week full of devotionals, coloring pages, crafts and activities to go along with it.

After the first pack took me days to complete, I realized that I had dreamed too big and kind of left this blog sit. After a few weeks, I thought I had given up too easily and tried starting the blog once again. I felt a tug at my heart from God, telling me to let it go. Let this blog stand. I prayed really hard about it and really felt led to stop the blog.

So, I did.

Fast forward several months and there has been so many changes in my life. Like I stated above, I am working away from the home now. I work at a Christian daycare/school, so my daughter can attend (for free!) a Kindergarten where the Bible is taught daily and prayers are prayed before every snack and meal. My son can attend (for free as well!) a preschool where they have not one, but TWO daily Bible devotional times and where special movie days are usually Veggie Tales instead of a secular movie.

Is it the same as them being at home with their Mama? No, I don't believe you can ever recreate that nurturing environment that a stay-at-home mom has the ability and desire to create. However, if I have to work, which I do at this time, this is where I want my children.

If you have to work outside the home, I am right there with you. I know how hard it is. You feel so torn to have to choose between your job and your children. I know it isn't fair, but for some of us, we have to choose our jobs. It breaks my heart when I have to choose my job over my sick child. I don't want to and I am praying that God will open a door where I don't have to make that decision in the future.

About a month or so ago, I felt the Lord whisper at my heart to start this blog again. I ignored it, thinking it was just me. I barely have time to take a shower, let alone start a blog! But it kept coming back to me and I kept pushing it aside. Finally I knew I had to start it back up.

What if I fail? What if I don't follow through with posting? What if God wants me to close it down again?

These are my fears and questions I have. I don't know what the future holds, but I believe this is where God wants me at at this time. I don't even know if anyone will ever read this, but I am obeying God's calling and doing this.

Stay tuned for next week. Beginning January 7th, I will have the first devotional posted. My goal is to provide quick, but meaningful, children's devotionals.

If you are reading this, please say a prayer for me. I want God to be able to use this blog to His glory, not mine!

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