The Power of Blessing Your Baby’s Spirit

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Did you know that blessing your baby’s spirit in the womb is one of the most powerful things you can do during your pregnancy?

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while for now, and remembered it again today when I read this Scripture:

“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.” Luke 1:41-44

As I read this Scripture today, I was reminded that even in the womb, our babies’ spirits are alive and active and present to the things of God. Their bodies and their minds are still be developing, but their spirits are already full formed and are able to give and receive the things of God. I love that!

I love that at 6 months gestation, the spirit of John the Baptist recognized the spirit of Jesus near him and made him leap for joy in Elizabeth’s womb. Wow! His lungs, brain, and organs weren’t fully developed, but his spirit was – the eternal part of him that came from heaven and will live in heaven for all eternity – and that spirit felt great joy in the presence of Jesus.

And when his spirit responded in joy to Jesus, his mother was then filled with the Holy Spirit. So cool! Babies can minster to our spirits even from the womb. 

I saw this so clearly when I was pregnant with our first son. We knew that he carried laughter from Heaven (it was one of the things God had spoken over him) and it always amazed me how often laughter would hit people who touched my belly. The joy he carried in the womb was contagious and it often spread to people who were touching my belly and praying for him or talking to him.  

So today I want to encourage you to nurture your baby’s beautiful spirit!

Blessing your baby’s spirit while they are in the womb can have a powerful effect on your pregnancy, birth, and your baby’s temperament once they are born. So start blessing your baby’s spirit with joy, peace, an intimate knowledge of God’s voice, security in His love, and anything else God puts on your heart.

Studies show that baby’s whose parents consistently nurtured their spirits in the womb tend to be more peaceful, joyful babies who show a strong sensitivity to the Holy Spirit at an early age. (“Pure Joy” by Wade & Burk).

So cool!

I first learned about the power of blessing your baby’s spirit from a study that Arther Burk did on turning breech babies. He found that babies who were breech near their due date had a significantly higher rate of turning if their parents had blessed the baby’s spirits during the pregnancy and then spoke to their spirit and told them it was time to turn head down and get ready for birth. It was like their spirit that had been nurtured and connecting to the parent throughout the pregnancy responded very easily to the direction to turn. So fascinating!

If you’re interested in learning how to intentionally nurture and bless your baby’s spirit, I highly recommend the book “Pure Joy!” It provides lots of great examples of how to bless your baby’s spirit and gives you blessings and scriptures to pray over your baby that can then get you into the habit so that you’re inspired to pray your own blessings over them throughout the day.

It’s called “Pure Joy” because the blessings in it are specifically designed to increase your baby’s capacity for joy, which I think is awesome! I mean, who wouldn’t want a more joyful kid?

(And the blessings aren’t just for babies in the womb – they are great for anyone. I’ve been praying them over my 3-year-and old and 1-year-old before bed at night and it’s been so special. My 3-year-old really enjoys them and I can tell his spirit is receiving from them. He just lays there with a big smile on his face as I speak life and truth over him.)

Which reminds me – one other great way to bless your baby’s spirit with truth (whether in the womb or outside the womb) is with my Mommy-Baby Soaking Album. It’s an entire album of life-giving scriptures to peaceful background music.

While you’re pregnant, you can play it while you fall asleep at night and let the peaceful Scriptures bless and nurture your baby’s spirit. Or if your baby is already born, play it while she sleeps, plays, nurses, or cuddles with you on the couch and let her spirit soak up God’s life-giving words at an early age!

I often play this album while my kids sleep (and while I sleep too). And sometimes I play it in the background while they play – especially if they are having a rough day – I will put it on in the room and bless their spirits to receive the life and truth in the words while they play.

You can check out the album here.

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Bless you amazing mamas! This is such holy work we’ve been given to care for these precious gifts in our wombs and homes. As we nurture them physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, we are partaking in one of the most eternal and sacred missions God will ever give us.

I bless your spirit today to know how loved and amazing you are and how sacred your work of motherhood is. And I bless your baby’s spirit to know how loved he or she is and with overflowing joy and peace!

Lots of Love,

Kierra

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You Can Do Hard Things…

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Ok, gonna be really honest right now. I’m in a hard season. And there are days when I think, “I don’t know if I can do this.”

We moved to a city where I don’t have close friends or my family to help with our kiddos and I’m feeling alone and exhausted. My kids won’t nap at the same time right now (meaning I get no break in the day) and one of them seems to think that 5:00am is an appropriate time to get up in the morning. AHHHHH!

And when I’m beyond exhausted and just want to cry all day, I find myself thinking, “I don’t think I can do this for another year.” (the amount of time we committed to being here).

But in those moments, something’s been helping. And I want to share it with you today because you may feel some of these same emotions during your labor.

If contractions start getting really intense and you’re feeling exhausted, you may find yourself thinking, I don’t know if I can do this.

If your caregiver checks you and you’re at 6cm but you feel like you have no strength left to keep going, you may feel overwhelmed thinking How will I ever make it to 10cm?”

Or if you’re in the postpartum time and your baby wakes up for the 4th time that night, you may start thinking I don’t think I can keep doing this!”
 
These are totally normal thoughts to have during labor & the postpartum time. Birth and caring for a newborn are huge physical and mental feats that can feel overwhelming at times. Actually, these thoughts are often the toughest part for a mom to work through – not the physical discomfort or exhaustion.
 
K, so here’s the secret…
 
In the words of Daniel Tiger (my 3-year-old’s favorite T.V. show), “If something seems hard to do, try it a little bit at a time.”
 
When we start to think, “Oh man, can I really do this for another 5 hours?” or “Will I ever make it to 10cm?” or “Can I really push this baby out?”  or “Can I really keep getting up tonight?” or for me right now, “Can I really do this for another year?”…
 
We need to STOP and ask a different question.

“Can I do one more contraction?” And the answer is usually YES!

“Can I give one more push?” YES!

“Can I get up this ONE time to nurse him?” YES!

“Can I just do today?” or maybe even “Can I just do this morning?” YES!

We can do hard things a little bit at a time.

God gives us strength and grace and everything we need for the moment. He doesn’t usually pour out the strength and grace we need for the next 5 hours or the next year in the present moment though. He will provide what we need each moment as it comes, so we need to live in the present.
 
He promises to meet all our needs for THIS moment.

He promises to meet all your needs for THIS contraction you’re facing.

So be present. Don’t think about any future moments or contractions. Be in this one with God. Feel His nearness and care for you and receive all that He wants to give you.
 
Then enjoy your break (I love that God gives breaks between contractions to rest and enjoy yourself).

Then take the next contraction with Him as it comes.

You can do this! One contraction at a time. Don’t worry about all the future ones. One at a time. Little by little :)

Me too Beloved. I’m learning to take my life right now one morning at a time. And you know what, I’m doing it! Here I am at 5:30am writing you with a smile on my face while Ben (my 3-year-old) loudly chomps his Cheerios next to me :). We’re doing it.
 
Ben and I have been singing this song a lot lately and I encourage you to sing it too! “When something seems hard to do, try it a little bit at a time.”

 

The thing I love about Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (best show ever for little kids!!!!) is how catchy the little songs are with such great lessons in them. There’s a song to help solve almost every issue we run into during the day. And they stay in your head, popping up just when you need them. You can watch and learn this particular song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONKfxHkQPhQ.  
 
And finally, I’ll leave you with three scriptures to carry with you into labor as well (they’ve been carrying me the past few weeks):

“And my God will meet ALL your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Philippians 4:19

“I am strong in body, robust, in sound health, and have power to do all things through Christ who endues me with strength.” Philippians 4:13 (Amplified Bible)
 
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and be not faint.” Isaiah 40:30-31
 
You got this Beloved! Whatever is feeling hard today, you CAN DO in God’s strength a little bit at a time. You can do ALL THINGS through Christ who gives you strength – and that includes pregnancy, labor, birth, the postpartum time, and so much more!

Share what’s feeling hard to you today in the comment section below. I’d love to be praying for you!
 
Taking today a little bit at a time,
Kierra :)

Help! How do I stay connected to God in this crazy postpartum time?

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Let’s be honest…

Life with a new baby is wonderful and precious, but also exhausting and difficult.

Suddenly you’re up all hours of the night, dealing with a flush of new hormones, figuring out the bumpy road of breastfeeding, healing from the birth, and figuring out your new norm.

With my first baby, I remember thinking it was a successful day if I actually brushed my teeth at some point in the day. And if I changed out of my pajamas, wow, we were doing really good!

In the midst of this transition and the new demands of mommyhood, it can be really hard to find time to connect with God.

Right?

Cuz suddenly the early morning quiet time I used to have is out of the picture. Either my baby thinks that 5:00am is a great time to start the party for the day. Or if he does sleep in, my eyes refuse to open any earlier than absolutely necessary after being up all night.

Ok, so what about nap time? Maybe I can steal a little time with God then.

But wait…I also haven’t showered in three days and I do need to make some breakfast. Ok, I’ll do those two things really quick and then sit down to the table with my Bible and breakfast. That should work.

But right as I sit down to the table with my breakfast and Bible, he wakes up. What?!!!! What happened to the hour nap the sleep book said he should take?

Ok, maybe the next nap. But at the next nap, I desperately need a little shut eye too.

And when I make my last valiant attempt to get into God’s word as I fall into bed at night, my foggy mommy brain and heavy eyes can’t seem to read or understand a single sentence. And I reluctantly give in to some much needed sleep.

Oh well, maybe tomorrow…

It’s tough and it’s frustrating. Especially when you so desperately need connection time with God. This season is full of so many ups and downs, swirling emotions and hormones, and fears and doubts.

As new moms, we need God’s loving touch, comfort, guidance, and friendship. We need His perspective. His peace. His joy. His life-giving presence and words.

So how do we get it? How do we find time to stay connected to our first love during this season? Well, here are four ways that I’ve found to maintain that connection and intimacy. I pray they spark your own ideas and help you reconnect to His beautiful heart for you!

1. Use Worship Music

Keep worship music on in the house! Let it minister to your heart as you make breakfast, brush your teeth (assuming it’s a good day :)), nurse for hours, and rock your little one to sleep.

Worship music has such power to shift the atmosphere in your home, set your heart on things above, and remind you who God is and who you are.

My favorite worship set right now is from One Thing 2014 (starting at 46 minutes through the end). Anytime I’m starting to feel some mommy blues clouding my day, this worship set snaps me out of it. I encourage you to put it on!

And for anyone struggling with postpartum depression, I believe the line in this set that says, “I know the end of the story, I come up from the wilderness, leaning on my Belovedis for you (played at 57 minutes and 101 minutes).

Listen to it and let that truth flood you with hope today. Where you are right now is not the end of your story. The end of your story is going to be beautiful and victorious and you WILL come out of the wilderness leaning on your Beloved.

2. Go on a Walk With God

Getting out of the house and breathing in some fresh air and God’s creation can be so life-giving during this season! Even if your baby is crying, it feels more manageable when you’re outside than in the confines of your house.

And for me, I found that going on a slow walk with my baby was the one way I could get in the Bible. I would slowly push him in the stroller and read my Bible as we strolled. Distracted by the trees around him, it was the one time he would let me read without giving him my full attention. So I learned to love my walks with God, my Bible, and my baby.

I encourage you to give it try! Even if you only read a couple lines, you can meditate on them as you walk and let them soak into your heart and spirit.

3. Sleep

Sometimes the most spiritual thing you can do is sleep. I mean it. No guilt for making sleep your priority. Sleep is so important for your healing, your well-being, your family’s well-being, your baby, and your connection with God!

When we’re beyond exhaustion and on the verge of a breakdown, what our bodies need most is sleep. God understands this. And when we take care of our bodies, it honors Him and prepares us to connect with Him better later on.

I love the story of Elijah running from Queen Jezebel in 1 Kings 19. He’s exhausted and depressed. He lies under a tree and wants to die. But God sends angles to minister to him. They bring him food and let him sleep. Then they bring him more food and let him sleep again. And it’s then, after he’s had adequate sleep and food, that God brings him to the cave to speak to him. It’s then that Elijah is able to have his life-changing encounter with God in the still small voice.

God understood that Elijah needed sleep and food first. And he cared that Elijah received those things. He understands that you need them too! Feel his love and care for you as you eat and sleep and care for yourself during this time.

And know that while you sleep, your spirit can still connect with God. Your body and mind get to rest, but your spirit is active and can receive encouragement, revelation, and dreams from God. So as you fall asleep at night, ask God to minister to you while you sleep!

4. Get the Mommy-Baby Soaking Album!

My current favorite way to connect with God in this season!

An album filled with encouraging Scriptures and peaceful background music to draw you into His sweet presence. A way for us moms to let his life-giving Word and promises wash over us as we nurse, cuddle with our babies, and even sleep!

I created this album out of my own frustration at trying to find time to get in the Word in this season of mommyhood. I desperately wanted to soak in His word and presence, but just couldn’t seem to make the time. So I recorded this album to play throughout the day and to fall asleep to at night, and I LOVE IT!

I no longer struggle with guilt for not finding time to get in the Word. And I love how the encouragement and promises in the Scriptures renew my mind and shift my perspective throughout the day.

I love listening to it while I nurse. While I fall asleep at night. While I clean. And I love putting it on in my baby’s room while he sleeps – knowing that the truth in these Scriptures is soaking down deep into his spirit even at an early age.

I’m so excited to make this album available to you now! You can read more about it and get your copy of it here!

I pray it blesses your journey of motherhood as much as it’s blessed mine!

And I pray this post has inspired and encouraged you! I’d love to hear some of the ways you’ve found to connect with God in this season too! Share them in the comment section below – they may be exactly what another mom needs to hear.

He loves you and there is grace for this season, and He will carry you through! You’re doing great Mama!

 

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What If I Feel Like a Failure Giving Birth?

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I’ll admit it – after the birth of my first son, I felt like a bit of a failure. Like my birth was 2nd class somehow.

My dream of a birth center, all-natural, pain-free birth with Jesus crashed. And instead, I got a pitocin-induced, painful, and narcotic-filled hospital birth.

And somehow that type of birth felt 2nd class compared to the all-natural or supernaturally pain-free births of my friends.

Why couldn’t I withstand the pain without getting drugs? Others seemed to be able to do it.

And why didn’t I receive the pain-free birth I believed for? Was my faith not strong enough? I struggled for months with these questions. (Read the full story here)

But then I read Paul Manwaring’s book, Kisses From a Good God, and it changed everything. In it he shares his journey of overcoming cancer. He too struggled with feelings of shame and failure.

Working at Bethel Church where people were supernaturally healed from cancer all the time, he struggled with shame that his healing wasn’t coming that way. God ended up bringing his healing through surgery and the medical world.

But God met him in so many supernatural ways through that journey that he came out of it declaring, “Surgery is not a 2nd class healing.”

Sometimes God heals through prayer and sometimes he heals through medical hands – but either way it’s a healing from God. And either way, he can show up in wonderful, supernatural ways, lavishing you with love and kisses.

Paul hadn’t failed – God just chose to bless him in a different way than he expected. And I want to set you free with this same message today:

There are no 2nd Class Births!

Whether you end up with an epidural, induction, c-section, or a hospital birth you weren’t planning, none of these are 2nd class ways to give birth. And God loves to show up at all of them, pouring out His extravagant love and gifts.

Sometimes God gives his daughters supernatural, pain-free labors. I’ve witnessed these and it’s amazing! But sometimes He shows up in other ways and uses the medical world to bless the mom and bring a healthy baby into this world. And that’s no less a miracle.

Birthing a baby, a perfect little life, is always miraculous and supernatural. It’s seriously one of the most amazing miracles you’ll ever get to experience in your life!

God loves birth and He always shows up at them – it just doesn’t always look the same.

I’ve seen Him show up in a c-section where He supernaturally started a baby’s heart beat again that had stopped. He loves to partner with doctors in surgery!

I’ve seen him powerfully fill the room with His intoxicating presence after a mom got an epidural.

I’ve seen him give a supernaturally fast and easy labor to a mom who had to be induced three weeks early.

I’ve seen him deliver a baby with the sac still fully intact to protect the baby from Strep-B bacteria.

I’ve seen him meet moms in supernatural ways during very painful labors. So much so that they wouldn’t trade their labors or those experiences for anything. They experienced encounters with him in the pain that they will treasure the rest of their life.

 And I’ve seen Him give moms practically pain-free labors full of his peace, joy, and presence.

I don’t know how your birth story will go, but I promise you that God’s going to show up! And whether or not he shows up in the way you expect him to, I pray that you have eyes to see where he IS showing up and all the kisses he is giving you!

No shame however your story plays out!

No matter how it goes, you’re not a failure!

If you’re praying and believing for pain-free, but experience pain in it – you’re not a failure! You now get to face that pain with Jesus and overcome and be so proud of yourself at the end that you were capable of far more than you ever dreamed! And overwhelmed at how He met you in it.

If you’re hoping for an all-natural birth with no drugs, but end up getting an epidural, you are not a failure! You will make the best decision you know to make for both you and your baby and you can be proud of that.

Sometimes an epidural is the best thing for a mama and her baby. So if that’s your situation, receive that epidural as a love gift from God for allowing you to birth in a place where it’s available to you! Receive it as a kiss from him! And then go on to partner with Him to birth your baby in his joy and presence.

If you’re longing for a vaginal birth, but a c-section becomes necessary, you aren’t a failure! You are brave and wise for listening to Holy Spirit and the doctors. You will make the best decision you know to make for your baby. That’s honorable and admirable and your baby is blessed to have a mom who is willing to lay down her dreams and desires for the good of her children.

Receive the option of a c-section as a love gift from a good God who is looking out for you and your baby. And look for how He wants to supernaturally show up at it! (Who knows, maybe since you won’t be in the all-consuming exertion of pushing, you’ll get to see the angles in the room that other moms miss).

However it goes, embrace your story; embrace how God shows up at it; and enjoy your birth with him! Your 1st Class Birth!

You and God are going to rock it together!

Would love to hear your comments and stories below :).

Proud of you,

Kierra

p.s. Check out my Online Kingdom Birth Class to learn how to fully experience the gift God wants your birth experience to be!

From Supernatural Childbirth to Supernatural Mommyhood

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Mama, you’re meant to thrive, not survive Mommyhood.

I love all the talk about Supernatural Childbirth circulating these days and the way this conversation is transforming birth stories around the world!  Through Jesus, we can now enjoy childbirth as the extravagant love gift that God originally intended it to be in the Garden! For more on this, check out What REALLY happened at the fall regarding childbearing”and my Online Kingdom Birth Class

But today, I want to talk about Supernatural Motherhood! Because I believe this is equally available to us! We’re not just redeemed from the toil of labor & birth, but from the added toil and anxiety to parenting. Halleluiah!

I recently learned that many Messianic Jews who read and speak Paleo-Hebrew believe that the consequences of the fall pertain more to raising children than birthing children.  

The Hebrew word used in Genesis 3:16 is “Yalad” which can mean to birth a child, but also means to “have a child.” It’s used throughout the Bible for men and women, so it obviously doesn’t just mean to physically give birth. For example, “Adam “begat” Seth and Seth “begat” Enos, etc.  It’s also used to describe God fathering us as His children (Deuteronomy 32:18).

So the Scripture can definitely be interpreted to mean that sorrow, anxiety, and toil were added to both the work of birthing children and raising children. That parenting was now going to be harder.

That makes sense to me because let’s face it, for a lot of us, giving birth was a breeze compared to the exhaustion, work, and anxiety of parenting these precious little ones.  

I personally loved giving birth to my two boys – those were two of the best days of my life! Yes, they were full of hard work and struggle, but also so filled with the presence of God, joy, and captivating wonder.

But then came the real work and toil – PARENTING!

Do any of these sound familiar?

Exhaustion. More sleepless nights than I knew were possible. Neither of my babies were great sleepers and as a result, I’ve gotten about 10 uninterrupted nights of sleep in the past 3 years. AHHHHH! Isn’t this a form of torture somewhere?

Anxieties.  Are they still breathing? Are they getting enough milk? Am I damaging them if I let them cry it out at night? Am I damaging them if I don’t let them cry it out and learn to fall asleep on their own? Should we vaccinate or not? Sleep on their tummy (which they prefer) or force the back? And I’m sure your list goes on and on like mine.

Frustrations. Will I ever be able to keep my house clean again? Will I ever get to actually sit and eat my dinner again? I didn’t even know it was possible for a 3-month-old to scream for 2 hours straight! Could my nerves be anymore frayed?  Is this what the verge of a breakdown feels like? Can I just have 10 minutes to myself to take a shower? Or even 2 minutes to pee in peace? Can you relate?

Health Issues – Nipple pain, engorgement, mastitis, bladder prolapse, and Diastasis recti are a few of the things my body’s been through these past couple years after having children. And you probably have your own list.

But the Lord has been challenging me and speaking to me about all of this lately. Because this doesn’t have to be my reality. Supernatural Motherhood, Redeemed Motherhood, is just as available to me as Supernatural Childbirth. And in many ways, I need this more. Because while giving birth happens in a day, motherhood is my life now.

The good news is that Jesus came to set us free from anxiety, sickness, a heavy yoke, and toil in all areas of life – including Motherhood!

He came to restore God’s Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven and to restore things back to God’s original design. So that means parenting restored to the joyful gift He created it to be! Work without toil and anxiety; work that comes from a place of joy and fellowship with Him.

It’s still work. Mothering little ones is definitely a full-time job. But it’s work we can thrive in and enjoy with Him. We don’t have to merely survive.  

So how do we get there? How do we see this become our reality? I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts! But I’ll start the conversation with a few of mine:

1. Let’s ask for God’s supernatural intervention!

Sometimes I think we forget to ask and we just accept the hardships of motherhood as “normal.” But I’m starting to ask and believe for Heaven’s intervention! For what Jesus paid for!

Last week we prayed  for the angles and Holy Spirit to supernaturally teach our 1-year-old to sleep through the night. No sleep training method seemed to work for him and he was waking every 2 hours and would scream for 2 hours if I didn’t nurse him. And sure enough, the first night we really prayed and surrendered the whole thing to Jesus, Luke slept 5-6 hour stretches! And 2 nights later, he slept 10 hours straight! Man, I wish I had asked for supernatural intervention earlier!

2. Let’s drop the anxiety and ask God for HIS perspective on situations.

Anxiety entered the work of parenting after the fall. It’s not meant to be part of this journey for you. Jesus isn’t worried about our kids and we don’t need to be either.  But we have to see as he sees!

I find it interesting that after the fall, Adam says to God “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” (Genesis 3:10).

He was afraid because he was naked. But that was really nothing to be afraid of. He was naked before the fall and there was no problem or fear. But suddenly his perception had changed and he saw things differently and now he was fearful about something that he never needed to fear.

As a mom, I know I do this too. I spend much time worrying about things that God never intended for me to worry about for my kids. But I’m learning to ask to see situations from his perspective so that I see clearly once again.  No problem seems big from his perspective and the more I see as he does, the more I live free from worry.

(Click here for another of my favorite ways to get free from worry!)

3. Let’s parent in fellowship with God!

One of the reasons Adam and Eve started to find sorrow, anxiety and toil in their work is that they were separated from their perfect fellowship with God.  As they separated from Him, they began to toil independently in their “work.”

Any work we do outside of fellowship with Him is going to much harder than necessary and filled with unnecessary worry and strife.

I’m learning to come back to that place of fellowship with Jesus where I walk through my day with him as I mother my kids.

It can be easy to forget about Him during my day to day tasks and to turn to “google” or other mom friends for the answers to my parenting struggles. I’m thankful for google and for moms who have walked this journey ahead of me, but the person I need most is Jesus! He knows my kids better than anyone else and He’s a GENIUS at parenting.

I’m learning that as I parent WITH Him throughout the day, the ease of this work is restored☺.

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Jesus paid the price for my work of motherhood to be restored to that original place of joy, rest, and fellowship with Him. And I don’t know about you, but I want what He paid for!

I long for the ease and beauty of my journey as a mom to be such a reflection of the goodness of God and his beautiful heart and intent for us as moms.

So I’m not settling anymore. I’m not resigning myself to the fact that “raising toddlers and babies is just really hard.” That feeling like I’m about to have a breakdown from exhaustion is just par for the course. That worrying about different health or behavior issues in my kids is just part of being a mom.

I’m saying “No!” I’m praying for God’s Kingdom, His original intent in the garden, and the supernatural to invade our home and my work as a mom. I’m praying for His ease and rest to be restored to this work of parenting.

And I’m praying the same for you! May Supernatural, Redeemed Mothering become more and more of your reality!

I’d love for you to join the conversation and share your thoughts and stories of how God is redeeming your journey of motherhood!

Honored to journey with you,

Kierra