It’s that time of the year again: when sleeping in late and days spent relaxing by the pool turn into a mad dash for supplies and waiting in those car pool lanes.
Yup, it’s back to school time!
Whether your child is starting kindergarten or their first year of college, heading back to school can be nerve wrecking for a lot of parents.
Worry about what the year might bring can easily trickle into our thoughts and our conversations.
But as parents or village people, (because it still takes a village to raise a child), we can decide to speak life giving words over our children.
At times we allow our fears and our anxieties to speak louder than our faith.
But Proverbs 18:21 tells us “the tongue can bring death or life…” That means, with our words, we can change the course of our children’s future.
“Then she became pregnant a third time and gave birth to another son. He was named Levi, for she said, “Surely this time my husband will feel affection for me, since I have given him three sons!” Genesis 29:34
It took a long time to believe the Bible could help navigate all the roadblocks of my life.
It’s not like I didn’t believe in God. I just never imagined a story from thousands of years ago could speak to my deepest hurt and unmask my hidden scars.
That was before I stumbled across the story of Leah and Jacob.
Tucked in between the pages of Genesis, their relationship could have easily been the main feature on any of today’s reality television shows.
It’s a story woven in rejection and entangled with love and betrayal. And it’s one that unexpectedly tugged on the strings of my single mom heart.
This Is Her Journey founder, Roxanne Morrison recently joined Andre Harrison as a featured guest for #DadTalkTuesdays.
If you missed the live broadcast, check out the video recap on Why is Co-Parenting So Dang Hard?
Have you ever had a moment where you were just blown away by something God did? Something so unexpected yet incredible that you knew it was only Him?
I recently shared my story about a Facebook challenge that forced me to reexamine my relationship with my daughter’s dad. (CLICK HERE to check out The Facebook Challenge I Wanted to Ignore)
For weeks, I hesitated to complete the challenge.
Will he pick up my call and will it even make a difference?
What if I’m opening up myself to be hurt again?
Despite my efforts to shake off the challenge, I knew it was something I had to do.
It was a simple challenge on a friend’s page:
“Single mothers, call your children’s father and share with them one thing you appreciate about him as a father.”
I chuckled, sensing this wasn’t going to end well.
I knew my friend had good intentions. Being a single dad of three boys himself, he simply wanted to spark a healthy conversation to try to boost the image of fathers.
The responses however were not good.