3 Ways To Help You Run Your Race

This is a guest post by Joelle Mobley. “I’m a sinner in need of a Savior! I love my Savior Jesus Christ, my amazing husband Mike, and our beautiful daughter Peyton Riley and handsome son Matthew Xander!” You can contact her on Twitter and on Facebook. If you are interested in writing a post for us, visit our Guest Post page. You can also view other guest posts by clicking here.

3 Ways To Help You Run Your Race

As Matthew reaches another milestone in his independence this week, I am reminded of how quickly time is going by. Time seems to be going faster and faster these days, and I am not ready for that yet! I feel like it was just yesterday that we brought him home from the hospital, so how can he already be walking, talking, and getting into everything?

I saw a hashtag the other day that rang so true to me, it said “long days, short years!” I can’t believe that Mike and I have been married for 5 years, that our daughter Peyton is almost 3 years old and that Matthew is already over a year old. I feel like it was just the other day that I graduated high school and that I was heading off for college and that was over 10 years ago!  I don’t remember it feeling like time went by that fast while I was living in the day to day, but as I look back at the years I can’t believe it has already been that long.

As I look back and try to think of all the things I’ve done and how many of those things have a Heavenly purpose, I regret to say that there are not as many as I would have hoped for. I want to hear “Well done good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21) when I see Christ face to face; I want Him to be pleased with how I lived the life He has given me. When I start to focus on the ways that I’ve messed up or how I’ve missed out on opportunities, I start to beat myself up over it, but that isn’t what Christ would want me to do.

A Father’s Day Tribute to My Husband

This is a guest post by Joelle Mobley. “I’m a sinner in need of a Savior! I love my Savior Jesus Christ, my amazing husband Mike, and our beautiful daughter Peyton Riley and handsome son Matthew Xander!” You can contact her on Twitter and on Facebook. If you are interested in writing a post for us, visit our Guest Post page. You can also view other guest posts by clicking here.

A Father's Day Tribute to My Husband

I can’t even begin to describe what a wonderful daddy Mike has become over the last 3 years. I always knew that he would be a loving, playful dad but he has completely gone above and beyond any expectation that I could have ever prayed or asked for. I am so blessed by and thankful for the man he is and is always striving to become.

  • Thank you for always praying for our children’s salvation and for their hearts to be open and receptive to Jesus. As Christian parents, our goal should be to raise our children to love and serve Jesus but we cannot do it on our own. We need to fervently pray Jesus to call them to Himself (Matthew 19:13–15) and for them to be receptive to His call (2 Peter 3:9).
  • Thank you for raising our children based on biblical truths and disciplines. You are always striving to teach and discipline our children based on what the Bible says and how best to shepherd their hearts to be open and receptive to ultimately God’s discipline and truths. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
  • Thank you for showing compassion to our children and not provoking them to anger. You are always striving to not lose your cool with our kids and always trying to train them and looking for the teachable moments. (Ephesians 6:4 and Proverbs 22:6)

What is The True Definition of Beauty?

This is a guest post by Joelle Mobley. “I’m a sinner in need of a Savior! I love my Savior Jesus Christ, my amazing husband Mike, and our beautiful daughter Peyton Riley and handsome son Matthew Xander!” You can contact her on Twitter and on Facebook. If you are interested in writing a post for us, visit our Guest Post page. You can also view other guest posts by clicking here.

What is The True Definition of Beauty?

Can I be real and vulnerable with you for a minute? Where did these wrinkles, rolls, grey hairs, and cellulite come from? I mean seriously, I knew you changed as you got older, but I’m not a fan of these changes! Over the last 4 years I’ve had a lot of changes and struggles with them. Who hasn’t struggled with their appearance at some point in their life? Whether it was in middle school, high school, in their twenties, thirties or later (or a little of all of them)? If you haven’t I’d love to know your secret, (as I’m sure others would as well)!

Well, I’ve really been struggling with how I view myself lately. After two babies and 4 years of marriage (let’s just say I embraced the whole letting yourself go a little too well), I’m not liking what I see when I look into the mirror.