Tonight I feel as though I have brain overload. I have been sick to my stomach all day today over hearing of two people in ministry that completely left their first love and fell to sin and have not only ruined their own lives and ministry, but also the lives of so many around them. Each time I hear of this I am completely broken for them and for this world. It makes me hate sin even that much more. It makes me long for freedom in Jesus. It makes me dream of a day when there is no sin and we are all whole and free in Jesus.
I had two very long talks with my boys tonight about people touching them in places that they are not allowed to. We are trying to be diligent in making sure that they know that this is NOT RIGHT. Just hearing about this happening to someone makes me want to lock our family inside and never allow my kids out of this house. I hate sin. I hate evil. I hate what it does to people.
I have a book I'm reading that I can't wait to review for you guys. It's by Jen Hatmaker and I think I can call her my friend. I mean we're more than facebook friends b/c we've had dinner together and have another dinner on the calendar. I totally dig her and wish I could just have her teach me how to be a better mom and a better Jesus follower. This book is a devotional and is really kicking me in the pants. It's the kind of book that you find yourself thinking about during the day. That's how I know it's effecting me. 🙂
For now, I'm going to head to bed and pray that Story doesn't pee all over my bed tonight. I kid you not when I tell you that there is not one single diaper in this entire house. How do I let this happen? She has on the same diaper that she had on after dinner and oh I hope it holds up! Tomorrow she'll be wearing a pull up and no we are not potty training this girl yet. 🙂 I went to Costco tonight to get more diapers and did you know they close at 8:30? Have you ever heard such a rediculous thing in your life? I showed up at 8:33 (no lie) to buy one box of diapers and they were closed.
Okay enough rambling. One more minute in the NBA finals and I haven't seen one game this year except for this one. I need to just go to bed. I will spend much time laying in bed tonight begging God to guard our family, guard Aaron's heart and my heart and to protect our kids. I beg you to do the same.
Oh this breaks my heart.
I know what that kind of sin does to a person. Unfortunately I think a lot of people do. Its horrible. Whats the name of the book?
I SO know how you feel! Not only have I known of couples/families/ministries that have been destroyed by sin, but I’ve unfortunately experienced it myself with the dissolve of my first marriage. It was heartbreaking and earth shattering, but I thank GOD for sustaining me through it!
Mark & I have had MANY discussions with our girls about inappropriate touching, boundaries, etc. I pray for their protection from evil everyday.
What you are talking about in this post is an issue that I would think that most Christian couples/families should talk about/pray about often – that God would guard the hearts/actions of our spouses, and protect our children from harm.
Diapers – Jamie, my friend.. I also buy pull-ups and diapers from Costo, but you’ve got to have an emergency pack stowed away somewhere! The next time you are at Target, but some Luvs or huggies overnights and set them aside for these types of nights!
I am also praying that Story doesn’t pee all over you tonight…. 🙂
Thanks for being YOU!
Keep one diaper and a roll of toilet paper in the freezer for emergencies…
-Sheri, mother to 4, one from Haiti
What’s the name of the book?
Yep! Sam’s closes at 8:30 too!! EVEN during Christmas time!