This weekend’s holiday, Mother’s Day, got me thinking as it usually does. I always dreaded Mother’s Day when I was younger because I always thought, “is my birth mother thinking of me?” It got me angry. Now, my parents that adopted me are fabulous, but there is just something about the biological connection that just can’t be beat.
I am going to school for youth ministry, and so I volunteer at my church to work with the kids now. Working with kids have given a new insight as to how it feels to be a mom. I’m not a mom but when you work with kids in a church setting, you need to treat these children as your own rather than just someone else’s. They need to be treated as your own because as a church member and working for God, God has given you the responsibility to create the solid foundation that those kids need to set them up for life. They might not be getting that same foundation at home.
I see women with their children and it makes me tear up because I think about the fact that those are their biological children. As an adopted child, I have no idea what it feels like to be loved by a mom who gave birth to me. I do know how it feels to be loved by a mom that CHOSE to love me… very much like how I love my kids at my church.
Welcome to my first post in almost a year!! So many things have gone on since I wrote last. I’m sorry for abandoning the blog, but I wasn’t planning on taking a writing break. So a little off my usual topic, I will tell you what I’ve been up to lately!
I’m going to school to be a youth pastor. I went back four years after I graduated from high school so I attend online. That way, I can maintain full time work. Things might be changing on that front, but it is still my intention to benefit the youth of today. I want to help them build a solid foundation in Jesus so that they never need to doubt like I did.
I started a business with Beachbody as you might know that I love fitness and am on my own fitness journey. I wasn’t successful by my own means as I couldn’t dedicate the time needed to build a solid business and help those who need the guidance and structure that Beachbody provides.
I have also gone through many months of lack of motivation! Have you ever had one of those phases? Have you ever gone through months of watching TV or doing something mindless that causes you to just have no motivation to do anything else? Ugh!!! It’s horrible! I felt like a bum!
But you know, none of this was wasted! I still can continue in youth ministry on volunteer basis at my church. I love working those kids and they are so pumped to be there which makes it easier. Beachbody was a great learning experience, experience to run a business and even run this blog!! My lack of motivation has been a blessing since I’m coming into a busy season in my life between weddings, maybe moving, pre-wedding activities, and so much more! My lack of motivation gave me a chance to breathe and to just… be.
So I do have plans to be more consistent with this blog. I have a schedule planned. So what would you like to see? Series? Individual posts? I might do some book reviews for Bible study books. I would love suggestions!
Have you ever read motivtions and encouragements based off the same topic and one that needed ot be addressed at that time of your life? I subscribe to many emails that are devotional and such like Proverbs31, Faith.Full, FaithGateway, and too many more (haha).Sometimes I get behind in reading what I receive so I’ll do a day of catch up. That day was Wednesday this past week.Read More »
John the Baptist is known as the crazy guy who ate weird stuff like locusts, dressed in camel hair and shouted at people to repent while quoting Isaiah. It’s things like this that made him one of my favorites. He didn’t hold back, and you shouldn’t either.Read More »
Do you ever feel like you aren’t worthy of being used for a greater purpose or for God’s plan for the world? I didn’t feel worthy. Sometimes I still don’t, to be honest. But in actuality, we are all hand-picked by God for our purpose in life. He equips us to do what He has called us to do. We aren’t always already masters. My 4th favorite person of the Bible is David son of Jesse. We first meet David in 1 Samuel 16. Read More »