September Parenting Weekend

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It’s soon time for the September Parenting Weekend.

Checkout upcoming topics here.

Don’t forget to that the contact email for this series is godscharacter@outlook.com. If you are interested in writing in this series please feel free to contact me, Tanya, at the above email.

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God of the Little Things (Guest Post)

Today I am sharing one of  my bi-monthly post over at Me Too Moments For Moms. Be sure to visit Lisa’s blog and read all of the other wonderful posts she has shared in her blog.


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My children are full of energy and also hate to sleep. A while back I posted about my anti-napping son and the lessons I learnt here. Now it is my daughter that is teaching me lessons through her anti-napping.

Every day without fail we go to nap. She is tired- she knows it, her brother knows it, I know it. Every day she sings, laughs, talks, headstands, flips…

And every day at nap time I pray.

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Walk Like He Walked

1 John 2: 6 NASB
the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

What does it mean to walk like  God?

For many of us walking like God is something abstract.

When asked about walking like God, some spend hours trying to pinpoint some superb description of what this means. It is some abstract, almost cliché term.

What many of us fail to realize is that walking is a verb. We shouldn’t spend our time with all of these fanciful definitions. We should be spending out time doing it!

But what is walking like God? If it is not what we think it is then what is it?

Walking like God is NOT:

1) A lot of Cant’s

Walking like God is about giving up and letting go those things that tie us down to this world. But sometimes, we see letting go and turning away from certain things as being a lot of restrictions- a lot of CAN’Ts. That is not walking like God is all about.

2) Obligations

On the other end of focusing on the can’ts, we sometimes find ourselves with this long list of things that ‘a person who is walking like God SHOULD be doing‘. It could be things such as wearing long dresses, going to church twice a week, putting in a certain amount of time in study etc.

NONE of these shows what it means to walk with God.

Romans 3: 20
because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.

There is no work, no restrictions that we can impose on ourselves that will cause us to walk like God.

Romans 3:28
For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law

There is no clearer example of walking like God than looking at the One who came to show Him- Jesus.

When Jesus was on earth He showed us how to walk. He was kind, compassionate, caring, faithful, honest. He lived to minister to those around Him. He was true to God, near compromising…All of these things He did. But, He never did them in His strength. Jesus walked in surrender to His Father. 

John 5:30 NAB
“I cannot do anything on my own; I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me.

So then what is walking like God?

Walking like Him is walking surrendered. It is not trying to do things in your own strength. It is saying, “Lord take me. I surrender. I don’t want to live for me anymore. I want you to live through me.”

And when we surrender the change will come. We will be like Him because He is the one who is changing, guiding and living through us.

Walk like Him today.

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Mommy, does Jesus…..

From the time my children were born I have always talked to them about Jesus and God. I wanted God to be a part of their life from day 1. I tell them about their family, about daddy and I about so many thing. It only made sense to tell them about Jesus.

Because of this, they naturally talk about Jesus and heaven. Honestly, most days I sit in awe at how much love and excitement they have when they talk about Jesus and going to heaven.

A lot of the more “serious” conversations with my daughter occur during the time right before she naps. A day recently she asked me,

“Mommy, does Jesus stool?”

Me: No sweetheart. Jesus does not stool now. He did when he was on earth but He doesn’t need to do it in heaven.

Daughter (still carrying the puzzled look she had when I told her Jesus does not stool): Will we stool in heaven?

Me: No

Daughter (looking around at her buttocks and with the most bewildered, concerned, upset tone a little person could have): I WOUlD BE VERY ANGRY IF JESUS DUD NOT GIVE ME A BUTTOCKS IN HEAVEN!

Me (laughing, because who wouldn’t laugh after that?): Jesus will give you a buttocks in heaven but you would need to stool because there will be nothing dirty in heaven. Now go to sleep and we cN talk about it later. (No more stalling nap time or she would have never gone down.)

I am often amazed and happy about all of the questions my children ask me about Jesus, all of the things they tell me about heaven and their plans for when they get there (I have loads I can share).

But what stands out most, is that they do love Him and think of Him a lot. Yet another lesson I have learnt-

Colossians 3:2 (ISV)
Keep your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth.

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PARENTING WEEKENDS Rescheduled- Calling All Writers

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I am pleased to announce that we will be restarting our Parenting weekends this September.

There will be slight changes to the organization of the series but we expect to have the same wonderful content that the writers have always brought to the series.

We all are so excited to again be a part of this series where parents share experiences and advice!

So what are the changes?

1) We will have an additional co-host. Grace, blogs at My Divine Blessings and she will be joining Lisa and I as co-hosts of this series.

2) All writers will now be contacting me instead of Lisa. Lisa did a fantastic job organizing and scheduling writers during the first run of this series. She has now passed the reigns on to me.

**The contact email address is now godscharacter@outlook.com

You can find all the topics for the remainder of the year here.

**Be sure to check back next Friday for an update on the September Patenting Weekends

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