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Denny's is not closed. It's hard to tell and you have to look really, really close, but it's open. No one inside and as far as I could tell there was only one waitress. This is just strange, but I'll keep you updated.
Today is Mothers Day. On this day: More people purchase fresh flowers and plants for Mother's Day than for any other holiday except Christmas/Hanukkah. In 2019, the National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that US consumers will spend $25 billion celebrating Mother's Day. Shoppers will spend an average of $196.00 on Mom. According to the Insure.com 2018 Mother's Day Index, the various tasks moms perform at home would be worth $68,875 (up from $67,619 in 2017) a year in the professional world. https://www.cnn.com/2013/09/06/us/mothers-day-fast-facts/index.html Motherhood is God's idea, and He had a great idea! He created Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and said in Genesis 1:28, "... And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply... " They had kids, their kids had kids, and the rest is history. But where did Eve learn how to be a mom? She didn't have one, remember? I can only surmise, but I think these are good
Last Thursday, after realizing I forgot my wedding anniversary, I took my wife out for a walk that night. It wasn’t just any walk, it is her favorite one. Downtown, along the river, plus a couple of slices of our favorite pizza. We talked about life after Covid, our daughter, marriage, and people we know and love. It has been moments like these when I realize her resolve to be who God created her to be. Moms need to know that. I am saddened by our culture's ranting against mothers. Today we hear how motherhood is a burden that you can take or leave. Motherhood has never been a burden to Betty. N-E-V-E-R While it hasn’t been easy, the truth is, it has never nor will ever be easy for anyone. Surveys in 2022 noted that moms feel overwhelmed. shorturl.at/auzH3 Covid, coupled with inflation and job instability is pouring gasoline on the fire. What can you do? (Moms or Dads) Prioritize and use the word “NO”. Once you have determined that motherhoo
Betty doesn’t like me blogging about her too much. So let me go with one more for now and let you see a bit of her heart. She doesn’t like the world any better now than when she gave birth to Anneka. (Neither do I.) If you think that’s a strange thing to say, you’re right. But let me explain myself. The idea that a child will make your world a better place isn’t accurate. Stop shouting at the screen. Just keep reading. Before we got pregnant, both of us had enough wisdom to understand what we were doing, in as much as we knew that this would change our lives. Would it be for the better? That was the plan. Would it enrich our lives? We hoped so. But to think that a child would turn our world into a magical place of perfection and joy was never a thought. If anything, the world worked against us from day one. (Still is.) There were challenges of all kinds and new hurdles to jump. Just about the time you thought you were out of the woods, BAM, here we go again. Betty was and