Babies Don’t Keep

Babies Don’t Keep

People will say, “rock your babies because babies don’t keep,” but they don’t mean it.

Not really.

Most people don’t really think the baby is more important than the house.

They say they do, but only if you can both rock your babies and keep a house immaculate.

Dear First Time Expectant Mom: 10 More Things No One Tells You

Dear First Time Expectant Mom: 10 More Things No One Tells You

Yesterday, we talked about things they don’t tell new moms. Today, I’m adding to the list.

  1. Your health and mental health must come first. You can’t take care of a baby if you can’t take care of yourself. When I talked in the last post about me being selfish and needing to put the baby first, I mean wants and desires –not needs. Sleep, food, doctor visits, friends –whatever is necessary for you to remain emotionally stable, physically healthy, and mentally sane is ultimately in the best interest of the baby.  Now, if you say your sanity is dependent on a weekly trip to the spa, I’m going to chuckle. But as long as you’re not going to the spa using money that should go toward food and diapers, it’s all good.

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Christmas Articles

Christmas Articles

Accusations of Boycotting Christmas: Rethinking Our Traditions and Realigning Them with Scripture Mary Mother of Jesus: Courage in the Face of Trial Five reasons why “Happy Holidays” and “Xmas” Don’t Bother Me (And Shouldn’t Bother You) 8 Pieces of Advice About Dealing with Difficult Family The Great Cookie Incident of 2013 Merry Christmas!  blessings, Sarah Forbes Please follow and like … Read more

The Great Cookie Incident of 2013

The Great Cookie Incident of 2013

It was 2013, and I was sick.

Really sick.

Not the kind of sick where you get better, but the kind of sick where you wonder how long you have left on this earth, and you go to bed wondering if you’ll wake up in the morning.  

Sometimes, the pain and depression is so bad you just pray that God will take you Home.

Now, I’ve come a long way from that dark place in the last few years, but this story is about me, right there in the thick of it.

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8 Pieces of Advice About Dealing with Difficult Family

8 Pieces of Advice About Dealing with Difficult Family

Christmas is quickly approaching and with it the inevitable interaction with difficult family members. Whether the difficulty is from alcohol, personality differences or even mental health disorders, the facts are that the holidays mean family interaction.  

I doubt there’s a family without drama anywhere in the world. If there was, I would say “sign me up,” but I would ruin their peace with my own drama.

The following are my survival techniques for getting through family gatherings:

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A Letter to My Sons: My Prayers for Your Future

A Letter to My Sons: My Prayers for Your Future

Ever since I had my first child,  I’ve seen letters to children from their parents. In many of these letters the parents wish their child to have a smooth, carefree,  and prosperous life.  My wish for my children is slightly different.

Dear Son of My Love,

Since you were young, I have sought to train you in the way of the Lord. I have tried to gently steer your course toward God, hoping, praying, that when you’re old enough to take the wheel of your own ship, you’d stay the course and follow hard after the God who is worthy of all our love, admiration, and devotion.

You’re a teenager now.  A young man.  I’ve seen glimpses of the man you’ll be one day if you keep following the Lord. It brings me great joy –even now– to see Him in your life.  

These are my hopes and prayers for your life as you grow to be a man who lives for the Lord.

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Suffering in the Church

Suffering in the Church

I remember when I first started having health problems, I asked for prayer at a church prayer meeting.

I would be awake for days at a time completely unable to sleep, and then I’d sleep for days on end.  

I had a newborn and a 3 year old,  so this was not a good thing.  

I was told I was too young to be as sick as I was describing.

The church leaders actually refused to add me to the church prayer list.

I was 24 years old.

The church often doesn’t know what to do with those of us with unexplained illnesses and pain.

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