Mercy & Truth


I want to raise my kids well. I want them to grow up confident of who they are and who their God is. Sometimes I feel as though I am failing them. I sometimes struggle with feeling like I'm not a good parent. Yesterday was one of those days. Coen was tired and emotional. He screamed and cried at my every word. By the end of the day, after literally dragging him out of our church screaming at the top of his lungs, I had run out of patience for him. I was angry. I hate that feeling. That 'at the end of my rope' feeling. My anger, however, was not towards Coen. I was angry at myself. I was angry that my temper got the best of me. I was angry that I allowed myself to be overwhelmed by my emotions. After getting home and getting all the kids in bed I sat quietly and prayed. I prayed for strength and wisdom. I prayed for the ability to be a better example to these young lives the Lord has blessed me with. I felt a scripture rise up in my spirit. Proverbs 3:3 "let not mercy and truth forsake you." It is a well known scripture in our home. In fact, my husband has it tattoo'd across his chest! I am more than grateful for God's wonderful mercy. I know that He would not have given me these beautiful children without offering me the wisdom needed to raise them. I want to live by His mercy so His Truth will not depart from my children. How I need his mercy. When I feel inadequate I will dwell on His mercy. For in my weakness He is made strong..


Apples of Gold


  1. Thanks for being real! Found you through Becky's linkup :)

  2. Oh, friend, I'm reaching that stage where my daughter is beginning to embarrass me with mini-tantrums out in public. It's so embarrassing, but oddly my first reaction is to laugh. I laugh because she's being ridiculous, and I laugh because I know if I don't laugh it off I'll lose my mind.
    Don't get me wrong, I don't always laugh. Sometimes I cry with her when I feel like I'm at the end of my rope. I really love that verse that God brought to your heart. We all definitely need His mercy. You're a great mommy!

  3. Thanks for your beautiful words. I have found myself in your place honestly many times lately. So thankful for grace! And that our days are made new each morning :)

  4. just came across your blog! Your kids are blessed to have you as a sweet momma! You handle it exactly how you were supposed to.. by taking it to the lord. :)



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