Dec 2

Fear-Fighting Counsel

2010 at 4:39 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Biblical Womanhood | Trusting God | Fear & Anxiety | Motherhood

“Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself?” Martyn Lloyd-Jones

This is revolutionary, biblical, fear-fighting counsel for mothers. And it comes in two parts:

1. Stop listening to yourself
2. Start speaking to yourself

First, we must stop listening to our fears. We must not give them any “air time.”

The critical moment is when a fearful thought first strikes our soul: “What if _________happens to my child?” or “What if my child never___________?”

If we listen—even for a moment, if we give this fear any attention, consider its potential, wonder at its source, soon we begin to believe it might be true. The more we ponder this possibility, the more believable the fear becomes. Soon it is joined by other, more fearsome, thoughts; and before we know it, we’re overwhelmed by hopelessness and dread.

A wise pastor once gave me this advice: “If any thought robs you of peace, it is an enemy of your soul; give it no recognition.”

Give it no recognition. Ignore it. Disregard it. Close your ears to it. Pay it no mind.

We must not yield the floor to fear. We must filibuster our fears by speaking truth to our souls.

Dec 1

Sitting Out the Holidays

2010 at 7:04 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Biblical Womanhood | Devotional Life | Homemaking | Holidays

It’s the first day of December and the Christmas rush is upon us. But we don’t have to get caught up in Christmas craziness. We can choose, instead, to make it our first duty of each day to seek God through His Word and prayer. Last year we ran a series, “Sitting Out the Holidays”, and I’ve reposted the links below (or you can download and print this pdf file). We hope these articles encourage you to make your Christmas season full of sweet communion with the Savior.

advent calendarSitting Out the Holidays

A Martha Moment

Another Martha Moment

To Do List of One

For Our Profit

Profitable For Mom

Location Location Location

A Matter of Life

Sitting Says Something

The Gift of Peace

A Good Meal

How We Sit

Dispensing With Distractions

Plan A Time

Place and Method