Moms & Mentors: Mistakes Made & Lessons Learned

Dear Readers,

I’m pleased to share that I’m guest posting today on Intentional Parenting, a blog written by my friend, Carole Sparks. We met at a writer’s conference in 2015, and she recently invited me to share some thoughts with her readers. I’d love for you to visit her site, read my post, and browse her material. You just might find another blog to subscribe to because she’s a lover of God’s Word as well as an excellent writer 🙂.

A preview of my post begins below:

“By faith, Moses, when he was born,was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.” Hebrews 11:23, NASB

I don’t know about you, but I’ve made many mistakes as a mom—especially when my children were young.  Tiredness, selfishness, and fear top my list as reasons why failures occurred. As I reflect on those years, I’m thankful for God’s boundless supply of grace as described in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” God’s grace redeems my mistakes into future opportunities for me to rely on Him and become more Christlike.

I wish I’d been more intentional as a young mom about seeking God’s help…


4 thoughts on “Moms & Mentors: Mistakes Made & Lessons Learned

  1. Emily,
    Thanks so much for sharing your heart over at Intentional Parenting. Your vulnerability and faith have encouraged me and many others. I’m so glad you took the time to write for us!

  2. Dear Holly,

    Thank you for your comment – I love hearing from you :). May the Lord strengthen us daily as moms to do what He’s called us to do with Christlike hearts and attitudes. And yes, I’ve had many “mommy moments” I’d change, but I’m thankful God can use them now to help others.

    In Christ’s Love,

  3. “Tiredness, selfishness, and fear top my list as reasons why failures occurred….” This sentence and the following paragraph speaks to what God is flushing out of me. I LOVED seeing it expressed so perfectly in words on your blogpost. Thank you for sharing you vulnerable mommy moments!

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