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Do ALL to the Glory of God

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Some days I struggle to find motivation to do the mundane tasks that are a part of my daily life as a mom at home. The kitchen sink is overflowing with dishes, the beds are all unmade, and clutter seems to be taking over my home. We're late getting out the door for school, I have nothing planned for dinner, and I don't put on "real pants" all day long. (Can I get an "Amen" for lounge pants?)

That's why reading a verse like this stings. "Do all to the glory of God." Yikes. Have I even done half to His glory today? How do I overcome this mental slump and get back on track? How do I do things like cooking and cleaning to His glory? Does that mean my house has to look perfect all the time? Does that mean I have to be perfect? If that's the case, why bother even trying? I know there's no way I can achieve perfection.

I think the key must lie in my contentment and gratitude. On the days I remember to look at my husband, to really look at hi…

The Storm

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Isaiah 43 is full of promises from God to the nation of Isreal. But these promises hold true for us as well. Those who are called by His name, His believers, have His protection. In the middle of a storm, it can be hard to feel that protection, if you're not accustomed to looking for it.

I have heard it said that everyone is either just coming out of some great trial, in the midst of a great trial, or heading into a great trial. Difficulties and heartbreak are a part of our world; there's no escaping them. It's what we do with them that matters.

Friend, if you are experiencing a storm right now, I hope and pray that you will grab God's hand and remember these promises. Although He may not calm the storm, He will walk with you through it. And if you will look at Him, rather than at the storm, you will see that you can get through it with His grace!

Above all, remember that you are precious to God. More precious than any child has ever been to his mother. It's diffi…