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Motherhood is the area of my life where I struggle the most to let go of perfection and grasp grace.  Being a mom has exposed the depth of my weakness.  I think its because the stakes are so high.  God has entrusted two eternal souls into my care. There is constant pressure to get it right in all aspects – faith, family, work and ministry. Do you feel this tug-of-war in your soul too? Here are five ways moms can reject perfection and pursue grace: Accept my imperfection and rely on a perfect God. Perfectionism leaves me exhausted and isolated,…

“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17). John 1:17 tells us that Jesus is full of grace and truth. Generally, we are successful in teaching our children the truth of the Bible, but sometimes we are reluctant to teach them about grace. Grace is the unmerited favor of God. Perhaps we think they will get the idea that God forgives them so they can live sinful lives. But the very idea of grace is forgiveness and acceptance. Too often our backslidden children think Jesus just brought truth into the world.…

“But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed” Isaiah 53:5 Easter this year will be so different for many of us. No family gatherings, no fellowship with church family, and no corporate worship to celebrate our risen Savior. The importance of Easter should not be diminished. Our typical routine and schedule has been interrupted, but celebrating, showing gratitude and  rejoicing because He’s alive is essential! Take a moment this weekend and shut yourself in with God. Thank Him for the cross…