Sarah Mae
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Sarah Mae has a past that would be her present if it weren’t for Jesus. A blogger, author, and co-author of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, she’s currently writing The Complicated Heart, a book for broken-hearted lovers of Jesus. Learn more at @thecomplicatedheart on Instagram or...

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  1. Great post and reminder! As Mark Twain said, comparison is the death of joy. Keeping our eyes focused on what everyone else is doing means that we are not focused on God. When I feel like I am doing enough, I stop, take a deep breath, and remind myself that large journeys are built on small steps. Best wishes!

  2. Sarah Mae,
    My children are grown and it’s so easy to look back and say “If only”…If only I had read scripture to them more…If only, if only. This is where I need to look at God and know that He is Sovereign. The very thought that I am concerned about having instilled the right Biblical values in my children says that Scripture and my children having a relationship with the Lord was and is important to me. I did my best and God will honor that. He is able to fill in the gaps where I came up short. I also look to the scriptures and see how God used the worst parenting mistakes for the good of those involved and for His ultimate glory.

  3. What a great confirmation of the truth that God calls us to live before our children in holiness — to do the Deuteronomy 6 along-the-way kind of discipleship. Thanks for this encouragement.

  4. Sarah Mae,
    God’s timing is perfect. Last night I was feeling a little down. Dinner didn’t come out like I had planned. Thoughts kept coming to me not enough, can’t do it all like XX, etc. I was upset most of the night. Now I realize that I wasn’t focusing on God and His goodness.
    Blessings 🙂

  5. I’ve been dealing with difficult children, taken from a home with drug abuse and neglect. Personally, I don’t think I have made a lot of headway. But I am sowing into them and I hope it sticks. It is a good prayer to pray for a teachable spirit, and ask the Holy Spirit to disciple them, Himself.

    • Thank you for doing what you are doing, Rebecca! I’m glad you are part of the body!

  6. Thank you!! I at times feel like I’m floundering through life spiritually, especially when it comes to raising my son and daughter. See I’m raising them alone. So I feel like I have to cover so many bases, but in the overwhelming sense of needing to cover it all, I forget some things.
    Thank you for reminding me of the basics.

    • Praying for encouragement for you right now, Liosha! 🙂 Your kids are blessed to have you! Praying for them to know and lean on their Heavenly Father as their Caring and Ever-Present Dad thru their whole lives!