Mom Tips: Lent Week Seven

“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7 (NLT)

The Wise Woman Builds Her Spirit

  • Challenge yourself to memorize a Bible verse this week: Record it on your phone or write it on index cards and place them around your home and car (inside cupboards, by the washing machine, on the bathroom mirror, on your dashboard). Keep practicing saying it out loud until you have it memorized.
  • Pray with your prayer partner this week. If you are having trouble connecting, keep trying until you get to pray. It’s worth the effort!

The Wise Woman Loves Her Husband

  • Find little ways to show love to your husband: bring him something to drink and a snack while he is relaxing in the evening, hang up his clothes for him when he returns home from work, or make his favorite treat just for him. One of the most meaningful ways to show love is in the small things done consistently.
  • Pray every day that your husband would experience such love for God that his heart would overflow with worship. Journal about your insights into yourself and your husband.

The Wise Woman Loves Her Children

  • Journal about each of your children’s characteristics right now. Mark this moment in time because as they grow and change, you will want to look back at what they were like at certain ages. Write about their likes and dislikes, what you love about them, what they do that makes you laugh, messes they made, etc.
  • Teach your children a new praise song this week. Choose a simple chorus that is easy for all ages to learn. Practice while they ride with you in the car. Remind your children that singing is a form of worship. You can reference Psalm 100.

The Wise Woman Cares For Her Home

  • Dust all the blinds in your home this week. Vacuum out the windowsills and wipe down the baseboards. If you have curtains, vacuum the curtains to remove any dust.
  • Choose one day to clean out your refrigerator. Remove everything and discard the spoiled or expired items. Wipe down the entire fridge and put everything back in an organized manner.
Leslie Leonard

Leslie Leonard

Leslie is originally from Utah but has lived everywhere from our nations Capitol to California. She currently lives in Georgia. She is a proud mom and military wife. She is a voracious reader who loves to go to the movies but has time for neither due to her two small daughters.
Leslie has known Jesus almost as long as she has known her husband.
She loves Jesus, her husband, her two daughters, coffee and her dachshund Oscar Myer.
Her favorite bible verse is 2 Corinthians 4:8 "We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed or broken. We do not give up and quit."
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2 Comments on “Mom Tips: Lent Week Seven”

  1. Hi Dana! Thanks for your honest yet kind feedback. I wrote the article you were talking about, and I wanted to let you know that’s not at all what I intended. I worded it that way to make it clear that we were not married. I ran it by my husband (said boyfriend) and he didn’t take it that way either. However, he and I read a lot more into the story because we experienced so much that I couldn’t tell in a quick article. It was the hardest article I’ve ever had to write because there is so much more I want to say, so I appreciate your outside perspective. I’ll have the editors look at it and see if they can find a better way to word it that states the point more clearly. I just wanted to let you know that it was not my intent to “blame” anyone, just to make it clear that our situation wasn’t necessarily permanent. Given my beliefs and culture then, I had a totally different perspective on premarital sex than I do now as a Christian wife and mom.

  2. In the Day 6 devotion the ‘Walking with John’ reading plan, authored by Heather Doolittle, Heather references her unplanned pregnancy in college by stating ‘my boyfriend got me pregnant’. Reading this phrase had the same effect of someone pulling the needle across a record playing on a record player.

    The presentation of the pregnancy this
    Way is concerning to me because it assumes ALL responsibility and accountability was on the boyfriend and skips over the fact that they were engaged in premarital sexual. I am not judging, but only suggesting that the presentation of this incident not dismiss our accountability for what we participate in.

    This presentation could possibly be providing confusing connotations to those that are new in Christ.

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