The fruit of the womb is a reward!

Twenty three years ago Motherhood changed my relationship with God.  As soon as I experienced the sweet love for my children, I had a new understanding of God’s Love for His children.  “Behold what manner of Love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1) 

As children of God, we are God’s heritage. He has entrusted us as parents to love and care for His children.  “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of THE womb is a reward.”  (Psalms 37:3) 

My Mom and both of my Grandma’s faith influenced many lives as I was growing up. Their faith is still a great influence in our family today. They were and are great examples of “living by faith”. The prayers that they have prayed over their children when they were younger are still being answered today.  My Mom has carried the mantle of faith throughout her life. I share that same faith in God and can only hope to carry the mantle as gracefully and beautifully as her.  I live to reflect and share this faith to my (God’s) children. I pray that as a mother, the Lord will continue to give me wisdom and guidance. As my husband and I have partnered together in building his kingdom, we have striven first to build a household of faith.

There are so many blessings that come with Motherhood.  I am thankful that God has given me two biological blessings, and I’m just as thankful He has placed with us our three adopted blessings.  They are each His children first.  The verse Psalms 37:3 is not written “the fruit of YOUR womb” but it instead reads “the fruit of THE womb is a reward”.  Our “fruit” (His children) came directly from the Lord!  I am thankful that despite God choosing another womb to place three of our children in; they remain His Children first. They have been entrusted to us at a later time then “in the womb” but they have brought us so many blessings and rewards!

Therefore, I will always “live by faith” as my Mom, Grandma and those before them did. I will continue to pray over my children and watch as the Lord answers the prayers in his perfect way and timing. I will take careful care of the fruit (His heritage) that has been given to me. And I will live to train them up to be used for His glory!

I will train them in the way they should go, so that when they are old they will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6) 


Like the Starfish Story : Making a Difference One Child at a Time


As I walked along the seashore…

This young boy greeted me. He was tossing stranded starfish back to the deep blue sea. I said “Tell me why you bother, why you waste your time this way. There’s a million stranded starfish, does it matter, anyway?”

 And he said, “It matters to this one. It deserves a chance to grow. It matters to this one. I can’t save them all I know. But it matters to this one; I’ll return it to the sea. It matters to this one, and it matters to me.”


As I walked into Social Services…

This little boy greeted me. I knew that he deserved a chance, the hope in his eyes I could see. Some say, “Tell me why you bother, why you spend your time this way. He is only one of thousands, does it matter anyway?”

 And I said, “It matters to this one. He deserves a home I know.  It matters to this one. With our families help he will grow. But it matters to this one; I’ll help him become what God wants him to be.  It matters to this one, and it matters to me.”

 ~Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, Making a Difference~  Jude 1:22-23

There are so many ways you can make a difference In a child’s life. It may not be that you are called to Foster or to Adopt. Pray that the Lord reveals what it is you can do. You could sponsor a child through WorldHelp organization or start by teaching your neighbor’s children about Jesus. Look for opportunities to lend a helping hand, encourage and make yourself a positive influence in the lives of the children you come in contact with.

We can all make a difference! Together we can change the world. One child at a time!