Dear Nancy, this blog is written especially for you. I've walked a mile in your mid-heeled pumps, and want to remind you that no matter how crazy things get, God loves you, and is standing by to help.
Nancy, please don't give up.
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You're working as hard as you can to take care of your family. You handle the cooking, housework, yard work, kids' transportation, pet care, and volunteer activities-church, school, and sports.
You love your husband with your whole heart, but you'd appreciate more romance and fewer dirty clothes on the floor...six inches from the hamper.
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You love Jesus.
You're concerned about the battles your kids face every day walking into their classrooms. Along with drugs and bullying, you're troubled about their constant exposure to a world view that says everything's permissible--except true Christianity.
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You and your family are bombarded with the lie that christians who take a stand for biblical values are ignorant and narrow-minded.
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You want to give your kids an alternative to the Harry Potter and Twilight novels the rest of their friends, even the christian ones, are devouring. You want to turn on the TV without listening to a string of words being bleeped out...and hearing those that should have been.
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In the midst of your super-heroic, super-busy life, you need time for prayer, love, laughter, hope, and a nap.
Most important, you need to be reminded how precious you are to God. How much He treasures you. And it's not for what you do. He loves you for you.
So Nancy, be encouraged as you take your stand against a world that doesn't understand God's Word; that ridicules your determination to live by it, and raise your children by it.
You may feel overwhelmed at times. You might not do everything right. But keep standing strong. Keep pressing on.
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Here's God's message for you:
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you." Deut 31:8 NLT
I truly want to hear from all the "Nancys" out there.
What are you believing God for today? What are your hopes and dreams and aspirations? What have you endured? Where do you struggle? How can I help?
Please leave a message in the comments below. If you don't want to share it in the comments, email me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You matter to God, and you matter to me.