A Minute for Mommy

Mike Emlet: The Bible tells us that before you help others with their sins, you have to face and repent of your own sins (Matthew 7:3-5). When your child throws a tantrum or hits a sibling in anger, she is … Continue reading

A Minute for Mommy

William P. Smith: Haven’t there been times when your child pushed all your buttons, and you said and did things that later bothered your conscience? Why is your conscience uneasy? Weren’t you just correcting your child’s bad behavior? You are … Continue reading

A Minute for Mommy

Sally Michael Childhood provides us with an opportunity to establish for our children a habit of Bible reading or “devotional time.” Habits started in childhood can last a lifetime. Here are a few suggestions to consider in starting your children … Continue reading

A Minute for Mommy

Elizabeth George Titus 2:4 goes on to say that Moms are to “love their children.” …Raising children is not easy. Every mom will say “Amen!” to that. You’ve got diapers, food preparation, sickness…and laundry galore! It’s never fun or a … Continue reading

A Minute for Mommy

Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson When God calls our children to come to him, even if we haven’t gotten it all right, even if we’ve trained little Pharisees or have a house full of prodigals, nothing is impossible for him. … Continue reading

A Minute for Mommy

Nancy Leigh DeMoss Parents don’t usually realize how much their example affects their children. Kids know what their parents’ standards are. They notice when their parents use language at home they’d never say in public. They notice when their parents … Continue reading

A Minute for Mommy

Rachel Jankovic

As you deal with your children, deal with yourself always and first. This is what it looks like to walk with God, as a mother.

God treats us with great kindness as we fail daily. He takes the long view of our sin—knowing that every time we fail and repent, we grow in our walk with Him. It is easy for us to accept this, because our sins are, well, ours.

But our children sin against us, annoy us, and mess up our stuff. we want to hold it against them, complain about them (if only to ourselves), and feel put upon by their sin. We have a much harder time accepting that every failure from them is a wonderful opportunity for repentance and growth and not an opportunity to exact penance.

(Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches, p. 14)

About A Minute for Mommy… 

Even though busy moms don’t have much time to read, we still need biblical encouragement as much anyone. That’s what A Minute for Mommy posts are all about, sharing Godly wisdom from solid teachers that you can read in right around a minute or less.