Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mom Heart Conference

I love being a mom.  I choose to stay at home and raise up my babies because I believe I am called to a motherhood ministry.  

Recently, I stumbled upon another motherhood ministry by a woman named Sally Clarkson.  She has written several books about motherhood ministry, keeps a beautiful blog, and leads women's conferences around the USA.  

I am entering a contest to win free tickets to one of her conferences.  I encourage all my readers [the precious, beautiful women and two amazing men who faithfully read my scattered writings] to check out Sally's website.  Her motherhood vision is incredibly similar to mine.  I am learning much from her book [s] and websites.  

Here's to winning the drawing! **clink-clink**  Can I make a toast with coffee?  Is that OK?  

Sunday, November 14, 2010

the rain beats against the house

"The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against the house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock."  [Matthew 7:23]

Broken.  I am broken.  It's not a bad thing to be broken.  

It's dark.  

Mostly, I crawl right now.  Sometimes I find I can stand and walk.  But, I stumble.  A lot.  And I fall back down over and over.  

It's dark.  Are my eyes even open?  

I want to shut the door on grief.  Like crossing milk off the grocery list after I've thrown it into the shopping cart.  Done.  Over.  Got the milk.  Check.  Grieved over miscarriage.  Check.  

The darn door won't stay shut.  I hurt when the door is open, and I hurt when it is shut.  The pain sits against my chest and pools inside my gut.  

It's dark.  Did someone turn the lights off?  Where, oh where, is the Light?  

It's OK to be broken and weak.  I don't have to be OK.  I am trying so hard to be fixed and not broken.  God reminded me ever so gently today that His power is made perfect in my weakness.  [2 Corinthians 12:9]  

"even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you." Psalm 139:12  

Lord, come shine on me.  

revolutionary love

I have experienced revolutionary love. Love with no strings attached. Jesus Christ loves me and made a way for me to have a relationship with the One True God. God desires a relationship with you, too. If you have yet to experience this revolutionary love, please email me at jandjkeys@hotmail.com so I can share this amazing experience with you. Blessings, -Jess