VBS for Mommy

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VBS for Mommy

  Last week my younger two children attended a vacation bible school that really moved me. I was excited to hear about what they had learned that day and what crafts they had made that pertained to the daily bible verse.  After attending the entire week, I realized that the lessons and bible verses they learned – I needed a reminder of these simplistic life lessons of Christianity.    

“I love you, Lord; you are my strength.” Psalm 18:1

  When I am tired at the end of the day, week, or month – I am extremely susceptible to my depression kicking in.  Although it is scientifically just a chemical imbalance, I find that when I am tired and drained of every ounce of strength in my body – that is when it hits me hardest.   I must remember to turn to Jesus during my valleys of depression and read inspirational verses that I can repeat over and over in my head.    

“So encourage each other and build each other up.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

  As a mother of three, I am constantly aware that I have a middle child.  I try to make sure that he is never passed over because he’s not the oldest or the ‘baby’.  Rather, I try to point out his incredible artistic abilities and gigantic heart.  Although I openly share compliments with all my children, I try to really focus on my middle man because he is so sensitive.   I hope that my other two kiddos can realize just what a little compliment or hug can do for someone’s entire day.    

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.” Philippians 4:6

  I am also a chronic worrier.  I fight this fear every day so that I may try to live a more meaningful life (and my family too). This verse reminds me of a song I learned back when I was a child attending church, “I Cast All My Cares Upon You”.  If you don’t know it here are the lyrics:  

“I cast all my cares upon you, I lay all of my burdens down at your feet. And anytime I don’t know what to do, I just cast all my cares upon you.”

  After singing this out loud (sorry kids! As I am tone deaf…) and focusing on literally giving up a certain worry I have – I feel like mountains have been lifted off of my shoulders.  I should definitely do this more often…    

“Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.” – Isaiah 26:4

  During the housing economy crash, I lost my job.  Actually, three jobs.  It was a very hard lesson, but I have learned that God will always always always provide for my family. When times get rough (or when the car starts leaking oil. Again.) I know that God will get us through this next hump in our life and will show His grace upon our household.   All these life lessons are so simple; it seems silly to be able to forget them.  Now that I have two ‘parrots’ repeating everything from their VBS songs and lessons, it will be much harder this time around.    

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