12 Bible Verses For The Weary Mom

A few weeks ago, I shared how exhausted I’d been, and how I realized that all the running and doing affected my health, and left me running on fumes. The thing is, that when we’re weary we get distracted. When we’re distracted we let our guard down. When we let our guard down, the enemy attacks. This is when we believe the lie that we are not running and doing enough. We even believe the lie, that we are not enough. I’m here to remind you (and me) that Jesus wants to take your burden, in exchange for His peace. Here are 12 verses toREAD MORE

Today’s song, Build Your Kingdom Here by Rend Collective, is one on my favorite worship songs EVER. If you come and visit, there’s a 99% chance you’ll walk in on me uncontrollably dancing, and singing it at the top of my lungs. I love the call for revival. Don’t you think that REVIVAL is what our country needs the most at this particular point in history? Because I could not pick a specific stanza to share with you, here are the complete lyrics. Feel free to turn up the volume, hit play and sing along, as you already know I am. Build Your kingdom hereREAD MORE

I’ve been blessed with great friendships in my life. These friendships have seen my family go through serious struggles, and they have prayed and cried with us at times, and us with them. These friends have encouraged our walk with Christ and continue to keep us accountable to doing all things in order to honor the King. As important and wonderful as these friendships have been, they pale in comparison to the friendship offered to us by the King of Kings. Today’s song, Who is This King by Pocket Full of Rocks reminds us who we lift our praise to. He is the King who saysREAD MORE

I first heard this song while trying to minister to someone I love very much. She was looking for answers to really hard questions about her past, and even tougher questions about her future. This song was playing in the car as we spoke. While at a red light she repeated the following lyrics: But my joy has been on holiday And my peace has almost passed away Tell me I’m forgiven and free O He died, He died to rectify my hopeless situation And His blood commands my guilt to leave Now on Calvary I stand Empty pockets, open hands O there is noREAD MORE

Todays’ song is I Am Mountain by Gungor. I had second, third and even fourth thoughts about including this song. So far I’ve shared songs that have encouraged me, I’ve shared lyrics that remind me of Bible passages, and I’ve shared songs that helped strengthen my Christian walk. This is not one of those songs. Why then, would I include it in a series that is intended to bring encouragement? On day 2 of this series I mentioned that is not uncommon to sing a song, without really thinking about what we’re saying. You’re thinking about the kids, work, dinner, all while singing along. This isREAD MORE

I’m sure you’ve heard today’s song at one time or another. This is another one of those that has brought me to tears. Oh, it’s love so undeniable I, I can hardly speak Have you heard of Periscope? I discovered Periscope a little over a year ago, and the some of the people I’ve met have become a big part of my life. One of the first people I started following on Periscope was Lara Marriott. She’s part of a homeschool group for homeschool moms. I was drawn to her transparency in every broadcast. Lara is a worship leader, song writer, voice coach, blogger, andREAD MORE

I warned you, this is the 4th rend Collective song in this series, and it is not the last. I like to dance, but then again I’ve already said that too. This is another song, that makes me want to get up and dance. I mean, how can you help dancing, knowing that He has given us a heart and a home? When I think of fireworks, I think of great celebrations, like the 4th of July, the coming of the New Year or  fireworks display at the end of each day at Disneyland. Fireworks are exiting, they are loud, and they are reserved forREAD MORE

Ever Be is a new favorite of mine. My 9 and 11-year-old girls have been singing this song non-stop. They’re teaching themselves how to play it on the piano. I’m a Sunday school teacher and I have the immense privilege to hear about a hundred 4 to 7 year olds lifting their little voices in worship. There’s nothing quite like it. While I don’t have a video of children singing, I urge you to sing out loud, as you play the video below. Did you sing it? It’s hard not to. Bringing beauty from ashes For You will have Your bride In Luke chapter 4,READ MORE

I took the picture above while on a hike with my girls a few weeks ago. This cross is located at the very top of a nearby hill and not that long ago it was a great point of controversy in our city. You see, the land it sits on was once privately owned, but was later donated to the city and it became public property. A group of atheists who didn’t even live in the county heard about the cross and demanded it be taken down. After several city council hearings and Christian groups coming together enough money was raised to buy the .43READ MORE

  Have you ever seen Phil Wickham perform this song live? I have, and let me tell you it’s fantastic every time. You can see his love and devotion to the Lord with every strum. This is one of those songs that you can’t help but dance to in total celebration of amazing grace. Today I share this song simply because I am overwhelmed by the grace He has granted me and I want to sing for all that he has done for me. How can I pray for you? Feel free to leave a comment below, or e-mail me at prayer@themusingsofmum.com. To catch theREAD MORE

As a full-time working, homeschooling mom, who moonlights as a blogger, I can honestly say I’m worn. Today’s song however is not about physical exhaustion, but a desire for spiritual rest and awakening. If you’ve been following this series, you know I’ve been openly sharing my heart each time. Each song has been a personal prayer that at some point or another declared exactly what I couldn’t articulate on my own. Don’t get me wrong, I havent been going through a time of severe darkness, however I have experienced times of separation from the Lord, and I’ve struggled with having to live in two worlds atREAD MORE

On this 8th day of our 20 Days of Worship Through Song series, I am once again compelled to share a song by Rend Collective. Their songs have been in complete sync with my heart these days. I feel like the Lord is speaking to me through worship, and showing me the direction he wants me to take.  As always I’ve attached a video to this post, and I urge to hit play, close your eyes and just listen. Did you have the urge to dance? I’m one of those people who likes to dance. I don’t do it well, but dancing makes me happy, andREAD MORE

[mailerlite_form form_id=1] Thank you for joining me on day 6 of our 20 Days of Worship Through Song series.  Today’s song is Your Love is Extravagant by Casting Crowns. According the Oxford dictionary the word extravagant means lacking restraint in spending money or using resources, costing too much, exceeding what is reasonable or appropriate; absurd. I think this is the perfect word to describe the love that drove Christ to this extreme sacrifice. The ripping of His flesh caused by the lashing, the ridicule, the rejection. He loves you and me that much. No restraint.   Oh what is man that you are mindful of Him? True extravagant love. My husbandREAD MORE

Thank you for joining me on day 5 of this 20 Days of Worship Through Song series. I encourage you to click on the graphic at the end of the page to catch up on previous days in case you’ve missed them. (This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) Today’s song is What Do I Know of Holy by Addison Road. Have you ever sat in church and felt like the message that was being preached, or the story that was being told was just for you? Remember the conviction of the Holy Spirit? Or how humbled you felt that the Lord wouldREAD MORE

When I created the list of songs I wanted to share with you this month I jotted down notes of what I wanted to discuss each day. As I prayed over today’s post the notes no longer made sense. At first I though about moving this song to a later date, and give myself some time to review what I wanted to say, however I decided to keep each song in the order the Lord inspired. (This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) Today’s song is Second Chance by Rend Collective. Their songs have really been speaking to me lately so be preparedREAD MORE

On yesterday’s post, I mentioned a song had brought me to tears at a crowded bookstore.  Desert Soul by Rend Collective is the song that inspired me to seek a deeper relationship with my Savior.  I’ve been playing this song on repeat for weeks, and I’m still overcome with emotion nearly every time. (This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) It speaks to me because after walking with the Lord for so many years, it’s easy to become complacent.  We go through the motions of being a good and obedient Christian. We attend church regularly, we tithe and we even serve, but howREAD MORE

The Relaxed Mom Homeschool Planner

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time you know I’m big on planning, organizing and pretty much trying to keep track of the many hats I wear on a daily basis. I love planners, yet I’m not into the glam planning that is so popular these days. I don’t do the stickers or elaborate layouts. I consider myself to be a ‘get to the point’ planner, as if that  was a real category. I have two big problems when searching for a new planner: Though there are thousands of planners to chose from, most will have a number of pages I’ll never use; andREAD MORE

For the last three years I’ve been a been able to work while homeschooling and successfully taking care of my home. Believe me when I say I’m not telling you this with the intention to toot my own horn, but to encourage you to ask Christ for His strength on your day to day routines. Our families and our our homes are a blessing and a great responsibility He has entrusted us with! here’s a peek at how we balance homeschooling and homeschooling at the same time.READ MORE

As mothers, we just want the best for our children, from a great meal to a great education. However this becomes even more trivial when it comes to their spiritual development. As their parent I have been entrusted with so much! It is crucial I make sure they are in God’s word daily. READ MORE

Have you had one of those days when all you want to do is absolutely nothing? Those days when you are just fed up. The house is a mess. There are at least 15 loads of laundry scattered in the laundry room. The chicken you are supposed to cook for dinner is still frozen solid, and it’s almost 5pm? That’s pretty much how my week has been. Sunday night as I eagerly planned our school week, outings and science labs I had energy to burn. I could not wait for Monday to get here. Monday morning came and I rolled out of bed, late for work,READ MORE