If you ever see me out for dinner with Tripp, you might see a scene like this one. He loves to pray — especially before meals and before bed! And his prayers are more than the “thanks for the food” kind. He prays for all of our family and all of his friends from day care by name.
Well, there’s been a lot of action on my blog this week! I welcome all my new readers… even you guys who don’t agree with me on my recent post. Today, I’m posting something uplifting… something we can all agree on. This Mother’s Day weekend, as you run around town looking for a gift for Mom, this video will inspire you. It’s a mother telling the story of her blind son’s birth and life, one piece of paper at a time. I love the different emotions she shows on her face between the papers… you can tell she’s been through a lot, but she’s not broken and is not in despair.
Anyway, if there are any struggling mothers out there this weekend, you might find inspiration in this mom’s determination and love.
And for the rest of you — here’s a hint: all Moms love chocolate!
Many times, people try to define me by my parents. I am Republican Sarah Palin’s daughter. Or, here in Alaska, I am Iron Dog champion Todd Palin’s kid. This is true – and I’m so proud of my family and my parents! But, there’s something even better.
If you are a single parent, you already know you have one of the hardest jobs in the world. Trying to be both dad and mom–breadwinner, cook, chauffeur, comforter, dishwasher, homework helper, disciplinarian, nurse, and role mode–can wear down the hardiest man or woman. But do you know that God, in the Bible, offers words of grace, power, and hope especially for you?
Well, that got my attention! In the first chapter, Robert D. Jones writes that we should mainly view ourselves as Christians, not as “single parents.”
While our marital or parental positions describe our circumstances, they do not give us our identity. Whether you are single, a parent, or that challenging hybrid of a single parent, that is not who you ARE. Who are you? Hear the apostle’s words to all who belong to Christ Jesus.
He then quotes this:
“You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourself with Christ.” (Galatians 3)
Many times, people try to define me by my parents and my family, which is wonderful. I’m so proud of all of them! But my true spiritual identity is even better than proudly wearing the last name of “Palin.” How much better is it that I’m a child of God?
In other words, I’m not so much a “Christian SINGLE PARENT,” I am a CHRISTIAN who for the time being is a single parent. Being a single mom is my situation, not my identity.
Are you a struggling single parent or do you know one? Leave a comment below before Monday at noon and I’ll randomly select one of you to receive this great little mini-book!
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