My name is Cathy.  I’m a 30 something stay at home mother, married to  a finance guy who I adore, raising two young,  gorgeous daughters.   My oldest is a toddler who still spends her days with me, but can’t wait till she’s old enough to go to school. She has a backpack that’s much too large for her and a lunchbox.  She’s raring to go. My youngest is a baby in diapers who can’t crawl yet, but rolls all over the place.  Imagine a pinball machine and you get the idea.

Being a stay at home mother is hard.  Making the time to remember God’s grace makes it a little easier, compelling myself to see my kids and myself with God’s eyes brings me joy, gives me the encouragement I need to press on.  If no one else reads this, that would be enough; but if there are any mothers who may have had an inkling of what I’m talking about, I pray and hope that this might be an encouragement to you too.

I started writing this blog because I noticed that during these past two years, I had a difficult time making time for Jesus and connecting with Him on a regular basis.  Before, I would spend an uninterrupted hour or more alone praying, reading the Bible, and journaling.  These were disciplines that sustained me in my spiritual walk with Jesus.  When I had my children, it became even more important to spend time with the Lord.  I was forced to grow in ways my previous experiences hadn’t prepared me for.   But I didn’t know how to find a consolidated couple of hours much less one to be with Jesus in my sleep deprived state.  I couldn’t see how Jesus could meet me in my growing frustration with my defiant toddler or as I tried to patiently put my overtired baby to sleep.  I could tell I was getting hungrier for Him, angrier about my situation, I felt more alone than ever, and more exhausted, forced to give out of my depleted state because I wasn’t meeting with Jesus.  That’s not a good state to be in.

My time with Jesus looks a little different now.  I don’t have a consolidated hour, but I do have at least half an hour while my youngest is sleeping and my toddler is playing with her toys.  Sometimes I can get a bit more while I’m patting the baby to sleep in the swing.  That’s when I spend time with Him and that’s when I write.  If I need more time, I find that I do have an extra ten or fifteen minutes throughout the day where there is a break in whatever the kids and I are doing.  I take advantage of that time no matter how short it is, because I know I’m currently in a place where I need to be with Jesus.

“Each time he (Jesus) said, ‘My grace is all you need.  My power works best in weakness.’ So now I (Paul) am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”

From 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)

This might be the longest about page ever.


2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Cathy! I saw that you had requested a Twitter follow last night. I came over to your blog – it’s very inspirational to me. I keep feeling the call from the Lord to begin a time in my life, maybe a year, maybe less, where I need to dig in to his word. I have a 4.5yo boy and an 11-month girl. The idea of a year in His word (and nothing else – a media fast: no books or magazines other than His word). I have a feeling that something exciting will grow from it. Maybe I could even blog about His revelations through this…anyhow, your blog is great! Love it and the clean look.

    • Thanks for the encouragement! It sounds like God is starting something new and wonderful in your life with this high calling. I’d love to hear how the media fast goes. I think it’d be great to read about it and ways that you grow from doing so. Keep me updated.

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