I’m A Selfish Sinner…And My Kids Need To Hear It From Me!

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My Kids Need To Hear Me Say @mercyisnew.com

I came home from Teach Them Diligently with so many wonderful notes from so many wonderful sessions. {Read those notes here.} But one thing that Todd Friel said has been stuck in my mind ever since. It was a gentle conviction from the Holy Spirit, I have no doubt.

I don’t even have an exact quote to share with you and make all tidy and pretty. I just know what the Lord placed on my heart and I felt prompted to share it.

On a daily basis, my kids get lots of teaching, reminding, instruction, and if I’m honest…nagging, from me. I struggle with a critical spirit and I’m always seeing the negative around me. It’s a battle I fight daily. I work hard to say encouraging words to my children, and some days I fail miserably.

But, one thing that had not crossed my mind to say to my children was that I’m the worst sinner living in this home. It’s not them. 

Y’all. Because I’m constantly working on things with my kids, correcting, disciplining them, it’s always on my brain. But I never EVER want them to think I have this Christian life down pat. Or that it is even possible to have this thing down pat. I never EVER want them to think that they are bigger sinners than I am just because they are younger and I have more years under my belt, so to speak.

I want my kids to know that I’m desperate for Jesus. I need Him just as much {or more} than they do. I fail and sin and fall short daily. I need His grace just as much as they do. I need to get better at preaching the gospel to myself…and to my kids!

And while I’m at it, I mess up daily. I am a wretched sinner. I am desperate for a Savior. But there is good news…I have a Savior! I praise God that He is not finished with me yet and I have a glorious eternity ahead of me!

“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

If I want my kids to know these things, I need to be speaking them out loud on a regular basis. 

Won’t you join me? 

What is in this Homemaking Bundle of eBooks?

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From the marriage set, I love Sheila Gregoire’s stuff, I can’t wait to listen to this audio!

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I probably could use all of the kitchen help books. You know, as much as I love cooking in the kitchen. :) I would love to try some new freezer recipes and read the Frugal Secrets of Real Foodies. I love Mystie Winckler and think she is an organizational genius…her stuff is great!

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Ultimate BUNDLE of Homemaking Ebooks!

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Top 10 Resources For Studying Ancient Rome

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Top 10 Resources for Studying Ancient Rome @mercyisnew.com

We have had a blast studying Ancient Greece and now Ancient Rome. I want to share with you our TOP TEN favorites from our Rome study. These are in no particular order. :) Explore Ancient Rome!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiements … [Continue reading]

Sunday’s Coming

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Death where is your sting

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Race to the Colosseum {Latin Review Game}

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Race to the Colosseum Latin Review Game @mercyisnew.com

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Falling in Love…

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There are moments that make us fall in love with our kids, our spouse, our life, more than other moments. This video will be one of those moments for you. You know, the moments that make us grateful for it all - the good, the bad, the hard, the … [Continue reading]

Nothing happens…

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Nothing Happens Quote @mercyisnew.com

"Depression is painful. It is a form of suffering. At first, this statement seems to contribute nothing new. It is just restating what you already know. But if you are familiar with Scripture, you should sense a ray of light. Without Scripture's … [Continue reading]

Oil Pastel & Watercolor Resist Monet Bridge

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Monet's Bridge with Oil Pastels & Watercolors @mercyisnew.com

Continuing with our study of Monet, we created some beautiful water lily ponds with oil pastels and watercolors!! Supplied Needed: Watercolor Paper + Oil Pastels + Watercolor Paints I always love trying oil pastels with watercolors as a resist!! … [Continue reading]

Monday Morning Daybook

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{Lately I've been clinging to this truth! CHRIST IN ME is my hope!! Nothing I can pull off myself!} God's Glory Outside My Window We have finally warmed up (with a quick drop to the 30's in early March) and it looks like Spring is finally here!! … [Continue reading]