Tuesday, May 31

Staying Connected

My son, Sheldon, came into the house and said, “Mom, I am going to be playing outside and I am tired of having to come inside to talk to you. Would you please wear this walkie-talkie so that I can talk to you?” Of course, I gladly put it on, and we proceeded to engage in a wonderful mother-son conversation. He started out talking about humming birds. Then, he wanted to know if I had been on the Titanic. (This statement really made me laugh.) The conversation switched many times. He then started singing and kept me smiling. It was a fun experience for Sheldon knowing that he could hear and talk to me even though he could not see me. Once he came inside for a break, we discussed the fact that as long as he was close to home and did not stray too far away, we were able to effectively communicate to each other.

After stating this observation, I immediately thought about how essential it is for us to stay “connected” with the Lord through our prayer life and daily devotion. We cannot allow the static of life and everyday living to keep us from praying or studying the Word of God.

Tuesday, May 10

The Positive Far Outweighs the Negative

My reflection is taken from a statement given by a pastor’s wife: “We (mothers/wives) set the atmosphere of our home.” This statement is true. Have you ever started your day out in the “wrong mood?” You feel a little off, but you cannot adequately say why. The battle between your emotions and keeping the right attitude begins to commence. You try to maintain a positive outlook, but there it is, the “Mood”, silently lurking in the background, taunting you to let it loose. Before you know, the inner struggle explodes. Boom! You are upset and everyone around you knows it. Thus, tranquility for a time ceases to exist in your home.

Thankfully, on the scale of life, the positive far outweighs the negative. We have the ability to set the right atmosphere for our home. We do not have to be held captive by negative emotions. A day that starts out in prayer is one that is usually blissful. There is something about taking the first fruits of your day and finding time to bask in the presence of your Heavenly Father. Morning prayer is your ammunition against the wiles of the adversary. The sticky, deceptive web that the adversary strives to weave is useless because you are girded up and protected. You have prayer in one hand and the Word in the other. Prayer works! Prayer is the best defense. It is our shield. Therefore, start the day out right and sincerely strive to ensure that your home is a haven for your family.


Eph. 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph. 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph. 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.