Your Soldier’s Story

During the military battles that King David was engaged in, much dependence was placed on the strength and speed of the chariots and horses that helped secure or weaken a soldier’s mobility during war. Ultimately, it was the strength of God and His resources that could be fully trusted and counted on as well as God’s plans for Israel. King David knew the size of a soldier and  number of enemies didn’t equal destruction. He knew that it was the size of His God that would weigh om favorably.  (And just a footnote, God’s plans for Israel always prevailed.) That didn’t mean that being prepared and suiting up for battle wasn’t necessary on a soldier’s part, it just meant that at the end of the day, God would overcome injury or death on the battlefield (much like the way He did on the day of His own battle, but that’s another story, isn’t it?)

What battlefield are you on today, mom? What is the chariot you are putting your faith in? The enemy of what you are up against may seem like its ruling the ground you are standing on, but it is God who will strike successfully and rise up. Like King David, when we put our trust in God over the chariots in our lives, we will experience His will and victory in unexpected ways.

Let go of your reigns mom, and trust God. Your chariots will be there, but God is the One you’ll be able to fully count on.

A truth worth riding.

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” (Psalm 20:7)

 

Battling Big Bugs: When Mama’s Sick, By Guest Author, Jenny Lee Sulpizio

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Battling BIG BUGS: When Mama’s Sick

                                    (An excerpt from the recently-released, “Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe”)

Taking care of your children when they’re sick is hard enough as it is, but trying to take care of your kids when you’re sick is an entirely different story, isn’t it? When mama’s too ill to get out of bed, everyone and everything tends to suffer. All efforts to maintain the regularly scheduled programming are cast aside, and it’s as if our homes are literally turned upside down. The housework piles up, the kids are running amuck, and all we can do is lay there in the fetal position, lethargic, zapped of all of our energy…and completely useless.

 

 

At this point, there’s no denying that we’re in need of some serious assistance. No matter if it’s a spouse, relative, or family friend-when mommy’s ailing, we girls are in need of a reliable caretaker to see that the kids are fed, clothed, and (somewhat clean). We need help getting our kids to school, activities, appointments, engagements, and so on. But for Wonder Woman Wannabes, who struggle to ask for help in the first place, this can seem like an impossible task to accomplish. We feel awkward, uncomfortable, and more often than not, we’d rather just deal with it on our own, instead of having to bother anyone else.

 

 

However, it’s in these moments that we need to ditch our Supermom tendencies and call in some reinforcements.  I mean, not even Wonder Woman herself could claim victory over vomiting without enlisting some help from her Super Friends. So, let’s forget about our need for perfection, rid ourselves of any pride we’re holding onto, and devise an emergency back-up plan for when Supermom-I’m talking about you here-is super sick.

 

 

It’s time for the Buddy Back-Up Plan.

 

 

Now, the idea here is pretty simple: you’re basically setting up a structured schedule detailing your children’s activities and events, should your health suddenly decide to go South for a day or so.  By discussing this with your friends, and devising a system that works for all involved, you are teaming up to make sure that should the need arise, your kiddos are covered.

 

 

Wanna see what this type of plan looks like? Even better, want a printable version to keep on hand in order to start a pact with your friends?  Click here to view, print and download!

And how about a giveaway? Would you like to win a copy of the recently-released, “Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe: On a Mission to Save Sanity, One Mom at a Time?” Enter below to do just that!

Author Bio:Jenny Lee Sulpizio is a wife and mother of three who enjoys writing about anything and everything under the sun, but especially loves to instruct, motivate, and guide other moms with practical advice, tips, and a whole lot of comic relief in the process. Jenny is a contributing writer for The MOB Society and Moms Together, and is the author of the recently released guide for all mamas titled, “Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe: On a Mission to Save Sanity, One Mom at a Time.” To find out more about Jenny or to follow her blog, visit www.jennyleesulpizio.com.

 

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