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4 Inspiring Mothers in the Bible

With today being Mother’s Day, I began to think about the inspiring mothers in the Bible. There are so many to choose from, and they are each made great for…

With today being Mother’s Day, I began to think about the inspiring mothers in the Bible. There are so many to choose from, and they are each made great for their own reasons. Mothers in the Bible can inspire us on how to be better women, better wives, better mothers, and just better people in general. Here are 5 mothers in the Bible who can inspire us today and every day.

  1. Moses’s mother. Can you imagine having the strength and trust to put your baby in a basket and send him down a river to save his life? When Moses was born, the Pharaoh had ordered all of the baby boys to be killed. So, to rescue him from certain death, his mother placed him in a basket and sent him down the Nile river. She had faith that the Lord would protect Moses and had great plans for him. What this mother taught me is that we can’t let fear keep us from acting, because we could be keeping ourselves from big blessings if we don’t step out in faith.
  2. Mary, Jesus’s mother. She might be the most famous mother in the Bible. She was about 14 years-old when she became a mom. When I was 14, I was nowhere near ready to take on the role of “mother”! We can imagine she was feeling some fear and anxiety over the pressure of becoming the mother of Jesus. Then, years later, she had to watch him be sacrificed on a cross for our sins. She stood near his cross and was strong enough to be there for him during his darkest hour. What sacrificial love.
  3. Leah, the mother who was her husband’s second choice. As I was reading through Genesis recently, I came across this story that I have heard many times growing up but it just now resonated with me. Jacob had two wives, who happened to be sisters. They were Leah and Rachel. He was tricked into marrying Leah when he really wanted to marry Rachel. Rachel could not have children, but Leah could. Leah had son after son, and her husband still preferred her sister over her. She continued to praise the Lord even in her anguish. She praised Him for her children. Can you imagine the agony of watching your husband love your sister more than you, even though you have given him many beautiful children and your heart? She praised the Lord even in her pain.
  4. Sarah, who had to wait and wait. Sarah waited almost her entire lifetime to have a baby. God had promised she and her husband, Abraham, a child, but she was very old and didn’t think it would happen. She was 90 years old! But, the Lord told Abraham “Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” Genesis 18:14. What a great reminder that there is nothing too difficult for our God. If you are in a season of waiting for something, just remember Sarah. She waited, and waited, and trusted that the Lord would fulfill his promise to her.

I hope these mothers inspired you in some way, big or small. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mothers out there! Give your momma a hug and tell her how much you love and appreciate her today.

Chels

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Sweet Summer Fruit Salsa

Fruit salsa is one of my favorite summer snacks. The tangy and sweet combo is such a refreshing treat! I made this for my mom for Mother’s Day and she…

Fruit salsa is one of my favorite summer snacks. The tangy and sweet combo is such a refreshing treat! I made this for my mom for Mother’s Day and she loved it. Here is the recipe so you can surprise YOUR mom with a tasty and (kind of) healthy dessert.

Ingredients for cinnamon chips:

  • 10 flour tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Ingredients for salsa:

  • 2 apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped kiwi
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • ½ pound raspberries
  • 4 tablespoons raspberry preserves

For the cinnamon chips, spray each tortilla with cooking spray on both sides, then sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture over both sides. Cut the tortillas into slices with a pizza cutter, then place them on a baking sheet for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. For the fruit salsa, first, finely chop the apple and add the lemon juice to it. Mix. Finely chop the strawberries and kiwi, then the raspberries. Add all ingredients to the apples and combine. Then add in the raspberry preserves and mix. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes, then serve!

The cinnamon chips give this recipe a delicious sugary addition! It is a time-consuming process to make this salsa and the chips to eat it with, but it is so worth it in the end.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://www.spendwithpennies.com/fruit-salsa-with-cinnamon-crisps/?crlt.pid=camp.V9IuitTxJOlJ

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Super Sweet Mother’s Day Gifts

Urgent!! Mother’s Day is May 8th! Have you gotten your momma a gift yet? If not, I have a few gift ideas that are sure to make her smile. Show…

Urgent!! Mother’s Day is May 8th! Have you gotten your momma a gift yet? If not, I have a few gift ideas that are sure to make her smile. Show your momma how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day!

  1. A fresh spring bouquet: Surprise your mother dearest with a beautiful bouquet of fresh spring blooms. She is sure to love them, and they will brighten up your house and make it smell like spring!
  2. A set of cozy PJs: Everyone knows moms go 100 miles an hour all day long, so grab her a set of super comfy pajamas to relax in.FullSizeRender (62)
  3. A tree: Yes, a tree! Have her go with you to pick out a tree and plant it in your yard together. The tree will grow and grow over the years and will be a constant reminder of you. Plus, every sprig it will bloom and make your yard that much prettier!
  4. Stylish accessories: Spruce up your momma’s accessory game with some stylish accessories like a chic pair of sunglasses or a classy pair of earrings!
  5. Fun cookbook: If your madre likes to cook, then pick out a fun cookbook for her, like crockpot recipes or yummy dessert recipes! Then offer to cook something from the book with her. She will love that to pieces.

Make sure to give your momma a hug and a kiss and tell her just how much she means to you. Moms are one of God’s greatest gifts, can I get an amen?!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Just a friendly reminder…MOTHER’S DAY IS COMING SOON! And if you are like me and have a super awesome momma, you want to get her something she will adore! The…

Just a friendly reminder…MOTHER’S DAY IS COMING SOON! And if you are like me and have a super awesome momma, you want to get her something she will adore! The great thing about moms is that they love almost anything that their children get for them! They especially love gifts made by their children! Here are 3 DIY Mother’s Day gifts that your madre is sure to love.

  1. Dry erase magnetic to-do list: moms always have a million and one things to do. My mom has lists all over the place, telling her what she needs to buy at the store, what time our sports practices are, what she needs to get done for the day, all that jazz! This magnetic dry erase list is perfect because she can erase everything she has gotten done so she just sees what she needs to do! All you need is a cheap picture frame, some cute paper, magnets, and a dry erase marker! Attach the magnets to the back of the frame with some glue, put the cute paper into the frame, and you are done! She can write all of her to-dos on the glass of the frame.
  2. Ombre wooden spoons: If your momma likes to cook, then she will love this idea! Go out and buy a set of woodenchelsea crockett wooden spoons spoons and paint the handles different shades of her favorite color.
  3. Colorful spray painted cans: Your momma can store pens, pencils, utensils, anything she wants in these chic cans! Put a bow around them and fill them with her favorite candy when you give them to her! She can even plant her favorite flowers in them!

Shoe your momma how much you love her with these sweet DIY gifts!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

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