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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,…

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16 Have you ever listened to someone pray and thought, “I wish I could learn to pray like that?” Their words just seem to flow so freely to the Lord, and we think surely the Lord must be pleased with their eloquent words and will answer their requests. Why can’t I pray like that? Sometimes it seems like we stumble and stammer over our words and wonder if the Lord even hears us. Sometimes we cannot even find the words to pray, and we can only whisper the name…

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10 Most of us have read or heard this scripture read and, in our minds, have said that it is impossible for a woman to reach the high ideal that is portrayed. The writer of Proverbs said her value was above rubies. I found the following interesting information about rubies in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “The quality of a ruby is determined by its color, cut, and clarity, which, along with carat weight, affect its value. The brightest and most valuable shade of red called blood-red…