Seven Words I Have To Remind Myself To Keep Going

When motherhood has me down with tasks, schedules, discouragement, weariness, lack of sleep,  teaching the same lesson over and over until I feel like a broken record – there are seven words that I have to purpose to remind myself  – to keep me going.

Is there really a purpose in this?  Motherhood was gifted to us by God.  When I stop to focus on how God sees all of the menial tasks, the prayers from my mama’s heart for my children, then I remember the importance of my faithfulness to God and to my children.

I have to remember to breathe.  Breathe in the Word.  His promises.  Rest and beauty.  Full, lung-filling breaths. 

Those Seven Words?

I shared those seven important and life-breathing words at I Take Joy – With Sally Clarkson today.

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Stop by and visit me there today?  Share your Hope words for Sally and I to read there?

Mother and children on siwng over sea.



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    January 16, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Hi September,

    I read your post today at itakejoy…then I hopped over to your blog to read your story. Your journey through loss is hard to read and painful to imagine. I am encouraged by your words that speak of God’s faithfulness to hold you tenderly and constantly through it. My losses have me in what feels like a holding pattern. My husband died suddenly in August. We were married for 14 years, together for 21, have four living children, and he joined our other two in Heaven with our Lord. I am homeschooling, though that is a pretty loose definition of what life has looked like the past 5 months.

    Anyway…I can tell from browing your sight that you are a beautiful woman in so many ways. Thanks for sharing your heart with encouraging words today.

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    Susan McCurdy
    January 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I loved your words and the picture. Just this morning I read Psalm 150. Matthew Henry’s commentary on Verse 6 jumped out to me particularly. He spoke of breathe as being prayer. Yahweh means just that “breath”….and that is what we breath isn’t it? (And he breathed unto the breath of life.) He wrote “Prayers are called our breathings, Lam. iii 56. Let everyone that breathes towards God in prayer, breathe forth his praises too. While we have breath, let us praise the Lord, and when death runs us out of breath, we shall remove to a better state to breathe God’s praises in a freer better air.” – Matthew Henry Thanks for the lovely picture too. I linked it to my status on FB…it goes so well with the quote for today.

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    Gillian Gauthier - Gigi Photography -
    March 7, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Oh wow, I have just stumbled across your blog and am SO encouraged! I’m homeschooling my children and expecting our 6th in two months. I love to hear the wise words from mothers who have gone before and are going through it now! I LOVE that you have ten beautiful children (on earth) and are serving the Lord!! Keep blogging – it is in an encouragement!!

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    March 25, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Hello September,
    It has been three days since I came home from the Raising Generations Today conference. Being a local girl I was especially excited by this event ever since I heard about it. I just wanted to write you a line to thank you. Thank you for the work and prayers you put into this event to give Mammas hope. “I’ll be praying” is such a church-correct on auto reply, but I know you REALLY were, and probably many more. His presence was real, genuine, powerful and gentle for the entire 24 hours I was there.
    I shared my experience on my own writing blog.

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