Conquering the Craziness – Principle #7: Purpose to Please God … Even If It Means Suffering

“For the Lord GOD helps Me, Therefore, I am not disgraced; Therefore, I have set My face like flint, And I know that I shall not be ashamed.” – Isaiah 50:7 Unexpected events are usually difficult for me to handle–like when my husband surprised me with a dog … even though we already had one. […]

Conquering the Craziness – Principle #6: Value the Unvalued

“Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, ‘Let the children alone, and do not hinder then from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” – Matthew 19:13-14 Workers had just […]

Conquering the Craziness – Principle #5: Spend Time with Others

Image:¬† “After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He was spending time with them and baptizing.” – John 3:22 “When I grow up, I want to be a daddy longleg doctor.” My then six-year-old son articulated this desire about eight years ago. As we walked along in […]

Conquering the Craziness – Principle #4: Follow the Spirit’s Leading

I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” – John 5:30 “Did you know you can get a ticket for following too closely?”¬† Someone very dear to me recently […]

Conquering the Craziness – Principle #3: Do Good

Image: Simon Howden / “You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed by the devil; for God was with Him.” – Acts 10:38 The red shirt caught my eye. He looked young […]

Conquering the Craziness – Principle #2: Take Time to Rest

“And He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest a while.’ (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.)” – Mark 6:31 For me, the most difficult part of mothering infants involved sleep deprivation. Oh, how I loved my sweet […]

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