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#1 of 709 Old 02-12-2004, 08:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'd like a place to get to know other mamas.

I have more to say but my son keeps dropping the phone on my toes and it HURTS!
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I not a mama yet is,is it alright if I post? I hope to be a mama some day,Lord willing!
I came to know the Lord when I was 14 years old when I accepted the Lord as my Saviour. I am so glad He saved me!! His grace and love is amazing!!!
I live at home with my parents and siblings until the Lord directs me otherwise. I am working towards becoming a Medical Transcriptionist via internet and mail. It is more challenging as I go through the course but I love any thing that has to do with medical stuff so I am sure to enjoy it!!!
Well thats enough about me I guess!!
Hope to get to know all of you more!!!
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This is a great idea you had.
I am a new SAHM to my 20 month old ds, and wifey to my soul-mate, Steven.
My story turns for the best when I was around 26ish or so. I had reached the end of my rope and had tied a knot and was hanging on for dear life. :
I was dealing with depression, had no special person in my life, and didn't look like there would ever be one...and so the only thing that kept coming into my head was to get back to church.
So that's what I did.
I still live in the town I grew up in, so I had a church to fall back to. I started going by myself every sunday.
I'm still having a hard time letting God take the driver's seat,: but am learning all the time. Thank you God.
I am now married and mom of 1, hopefully many in the future.
My recently quitting work was a total leap of faith. Of course money was what worried me. Will we have enough, can we make it. Finally, after lots of prayer and contemplation, a scripture kept coming into my head (don't know the actual one...)
it's the one about how God takes care of the birds, and they don't want for anything, and that don't we think we are more important to him than the birds?..
So, I put in my notice that week and here we are...
Tell us more about yourselves, ladies...
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Wifey to Steven and SAHM to Gabriel , our precious gift from God

Jennifer, Wifey to Stevenwinky.gif, Mommy to Gwhistling.gif and Hfairy.gif. TTC for 5 years.
Praying for God to bless us again!

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Me too me too!

I got saved when I was 16.I don't have time to post the story now but I would love to share when I have a minute

DH and I pastor a church here in CT and we are radically in love with Jesus!It will be fantastic to connect here on MDC with other Christian mamas!!!!

Ima to Mizz.Jonas- 14, Isman- 12,Javsar- 9, Nani Gweesa- 4 and Baby Micah born into the Universe sleeping at full term Oct. 19th 2008 and Partner to Abba ~ belly.gif8/2011  Grateful to be Dead  broc1.gif
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This thread pops up every few months and I just love it when it does.

Hotmama - what a beautiful story. When we ask Jesus to reveal Himself to us He never dissapoints! i recieved Christ's gift of salvation when I was 14 or so and not a moment to soon. My life spiraled out of control for the next few years and i was misreable. My only comfort was Jesus. I knew he cared for me and had good plans for my life. Plans to give me hope and future, not to bring me harm. It was amazing as I rose out of my pit and saw those plans come together. To see how He had carried me al those years. I know that I was not alone and that my pain and burdens were his pain and burdens. It was comforting even after it was over. he has been so good to me. I could go on forever. Since I have become a parent I have learned so much more about the infinite love of God. As much as I love my children, the lord loves me so much more. As much as I can forgive my children the Lord can forgive me that much more, as much as my children grieve me I can grieve God so much more and yet as I still love them he loves me even more.

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Hi everyone I was raised in a Christian family, walked away as a teen, and recently (about 6 months ago) came back to church. I have renewed my relationshipo with Christ, and boy, have the last 2 months been a test for our family. Our 4-month-old is seriously ill, and has been severe FTT for 2 months. He has been diagnosed with severe exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (he can't digest fat) & I am no longer able to breastfeed (believe me I tried with everything I had). If you want to know more of his story, pm me & I will post a link to his webpage from the hospital. Anyhow, all of his issues have only served to bring me closer to Christ & I know that God will use our struggles for his glory. I look forward to getting to know you all.

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I was raised Catholic, but never had a real relationship with God until my first patient died in my arms 10 year ago. Then i had a moment in the ICU where i was working when i knew beyond a doubt, that God existed.

Some people go to church and are "saved", some read the bible and can quote scripture. I on the other hand, have truly been in the presence of God. I have never looked back, and my faith has been steadfast. for that i am grateful.

I am a mom of three kids, married 17 years to my high school sweetheart. we even went to prom together
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GREAT to have you all here. I love your stories and look forward to getting to know y'all better. Post more when you can and I will do the same....

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Hi ladies~

Please, please pray for our family. With Colby's hospitalization & the time dh had to take off of work, I just don't know where we are going to get the $$ for our bills. PG&E sent us a 48-hour notice today. The other bills have minimum payments that I can afford, but PG&E wants at least $115. Please pray that God will show me a way to make ends meet. Also please pray for continued healing for Colby. Thanks.

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Gees, Amibeth, we will definitely be praying for your family. I would llove to know more about your sweet baby. if you want to PM methe link to the web page. How is he doing? Is this something they can treat? I am so sorry you are going through this.

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Oh, I do not know what you are going through but I have been through awfully rough times personally and financially and I k nw the stress of it. I am delighted to pray for you and will be. His provision comes in ways that surprise us sometimes.

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Hello, another christian momma here.

Amibeth, we owe quite a bit in hospital and dr. bills from last year. One dr keeps sending us bills that say the minimum payment is $100 and I just send them $10 and they don't really say much. I have found as long as I send something each month that most places are good.
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Here is a web site I thought some of you christians moms might like. christian petitions
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Sleeping Queen---I am glad that you joined and I am eager to hear about your personal relationship with the Lord. But I just have to ask you to please refrain form political discussions or LINKS on this thread. Please keep this thread one of Faith and NOT of politics.

Please tell us more about your heart when you can. We are eager to get to know each other. And I personally would love to hear about your coming to know Him and how He has worked in your life. I learn so much from other women who have unique relationships with God.
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Christian mama checking in. I came to Christ when I was almost 14, did some backsliding when I was 15, but went running back to Him not long after. I head the nursery at my church and I'm a take-my-kids-to-work mom to two.

Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
13yo ds   10yo dd  8yo ds and 6yo ds and 1yo ds  
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Well, my whole intro/statement of belief is on one of the other threads if you want to know more about me...

Anyhoo--I attended a Catholic grammar school and that is where my love for the Lord developed. I grew up w/an alcoholic dad and an enabling mom so spending lots of time in church gave me so much peace. It was my refuge.

As I grew up, I learned more about having a personal relationship w/Jesus Christ, getting saved and God's grace. About 10 yrs ago I was immersed and became a born-again Christian. I can't imagine my life without Christ as my foundation--my strength, my joy, my salvation.

Whenever I revert back to my human ways of independence or take my eyes off of God's plan for my life, I get into trouble. He is always there to catch me. I give him the broken pieces of my life and he makes me whole again.

Right now DH and I are awaiting God's plan for his job (company may be folding). We know that everything will be ok if we ask that his will be done (as opposed to doing our own thing without ever consulting him). We're scared but also excited about what he may have in store for us. He's *always* been faithful.

My DH is also a Christian. We attend a non-denomination Christian church w/our 3 yr old DD and it is awesome to see her raise her hands in worship.

I'm not perfect--just forgiven.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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welcome Phat and NatMom.

Yes, I would, NM, love to know more about you. What thread are you referring to? But I am praying for His leadership, will, and provision in your lives....

Phat--how do you take-you-kids-to work? I am intrigued!
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Here's me!

Born and raised in a Christian home, baptized at 14, really following Jesus since 16.
My parents were "church hoppers" most of my childhood, so I had a wide variety of church experience. Somehow I managed to come out of that pretty stable, and *totally* in a different place than my parents! DH and I are Christians first. We don't really fit with any Christian denomination, though we enjoy fellowship whenever and wherever we can get it.
Our life is based on our faith, and everything we do is done looking for God's wisdom first. Dh is much more spiritually mature than I, so I'm in a learning process.
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I think we all are in a learning process. I can't tell you how many times I can read the same passages and see new things each time.

Why type of Churches are you mamas worshipping at right now? Or if you are not at a particular Church, do you have time of fellowship and worship in a different way?

In college some friends and I would drive a few hours to a HUGE rock, hike up it with our guitars and Bibles and sing, read, & pray together while enjoying nature and its incredible views.
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Wow, what a wonderful thread! I'm glad I stumbled upon it. I was also raised in a Christian home. Since 15 or so I've been doing my best to live for Him. We won't talk about my on again, off again rebellion in my late teens... , but I'm here and finally getting "settled in" to a more intense relationship with Christ.

I have one baby who just turned a year, and a wonderful husband who is unfortunately traveling quite a bit lately. I'm still looking for what God's will/intent is in that.

We became members of a great non-denominational church this summer, and are settling in pretty well. Still praying to find some Christian AP mommas of little ones, though. Unfortunately, I've encountered much of the opposite. On the up-side, I've found several momma's I love at our LLL, and a few at another mamma's group I went to.

That's all for now!
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Hi ladies! Nice to see so many Christians here. I also was raised in a Christian home by a wonderful single mom. I came to know Christ through a mission trip in high school. I knew that I wanted to serve him in someway. Afer college I worked in politics and then left that to go to seminary. I eventually found my calling teaching in a Christian school. I loved teaching Bible, as well as history, speech and other academic subjects.

I am a SAHM to a 2.5 year old ds and I really miss teaching sometimes! We are ttc baby #2 but no luck yet! I turn 35 this year so I really need to get pregnant soon! Please pray that it will happen!

Currently dh and I go to the Lutheran church that he grew up in but I don't get much out of it. It is a large church and I am used to small churches. But it is the only AP church we could find - all the others want you to put your child in a nursery! I wish we could find a church that was more alive but AP friendly! Not having a good church family leaves a hole in my life. KWIM?

I will definetly keep Amibeth and Colby in my prayers. God is so good - he answers prayers and has always provided for us.

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Thank you all for your prayers. Colby is seeing another specialist (for a second opinion & hopfully more diagnostic tests) on Wednesday. Hopefully we will have some more answers soon. God Bless You All!

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Howdy Another christian mama here.

I've been married to my lovely hubby for 6 years and we have 2 little girls. I was raised in a Christian home, though we were never truly following Christ. It was more a "I'm a christian" statement than a way of life.

After I gave birth to my first daughter, I felt the Lord pulling me to him. I couldn't keep myself away from church for a while. Christ gave me such a new outlook on life - only through His love was I able to change any of my attitudes about life/family/friends. I learned for the first time what it truly meant to forgive (though I must admit I still have to work on this every day as I am not perfect like Christ is). The flesh can be frustrating at times when we give something over to Christ and they say "whoops, I want that back, I'm not quite ready to give it all to you" But I am learning!

I can definetely identify with the "what we ask for he gives us". I prayed at the beginning of last year that he build my Strength in Him. Boy Howdy! Not only did He uproot us and change our entire lives, but He also dissolved some family relationships. We have hung on to His love and Strength over this past year and that has gotten us through. But ya know- I can see where he has built up my strength also - exactly what I asked for! So for that, I am grateful for everything we went through last year. He always applies the "fertilizer" before we can bloom!

I am deeply in love w/ Christ and cannot wait to meet Him face to face one day. I cannot wait to feel ............... well, I don't think I could even explain that. It's like that song: "I can only Imagine" by Mercy Me.

Sorry so wordy, but lately when you get me talking about Jesus, I can't seem to shut up!
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Have you ladies heard the song "He's My Son" by Mark Schultz? That is how I feel since Colby got sick.

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Cinnamonamon--HELLO!!! I know what it is like to have a husband who travels. I remember learning in the midst of stress and chaos that my heart really was enough for my children. I'll be praying that you find some like minded mamas to enoucrage you along in your Faith and in AP.

: texasSuz! Glad to have you hear. I have dreamed of Waldorf style nursery and Sunday School classes with HEALTHY snacks. I'll be praying for your husband and your desire to have more children.

HI Nursing Mother!!!

Cali--we'll continue praying for Colby, his doctors and specialists, and your family. Thanks for the update.

StandswithStrength-- I loved hearing how He wooed you to HIm. Not too wordy at all. He is truly wonderful. You sound like me in how you pray.

Last year I was so angry at God and at my dh. All I could pray was, "change my heart and kick his A$#." Well, He changed my heart and I am soo Thankful for that. I just new that my heart was a mess and only God could change it. Now about my dh's . (he, he)

***I do not listen to Christian Radio so sadly I am way outta the loop on music, lryics, and even bands. Sorry. What are the lyrics?****

Glad to have y'all here.
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The following lyrics are from a song by Christian music artist Mark Schultz called "He's My Son". I feel like I could have written them myself.

I'm down on my knees again tonight
I'm hoping this prayer will turn out right
See there is a boy that needs Your help
I've done all that I can do myself
His mother is tired
I'm sure You can understnad
Each night as he sleeps
She goes in to hold his hand
And she tries not to cry
As the tears fill her eyes

CHORUS:
Can You hear me?
Am I getting through tonight?
Can You see him?
Can You make him feel all right?
If You can hear me
Let me take his place somehow
See, he's not just anyone
He's my son

Sometimes late at night I watch him sleep
I dream of the boy he'd like to be
I try to be strong and see him through
But God who he needs right now is You
Let him grow old
Live life without this fear
What would I be
Living without him here
He's so tired and he's scared
Let him know that You're there

CHORUS

Can You hear me?
Can You see him?
Please don't leave him
He's my son


~I have made this song my prayer. I sing it each night when I am rocking Colby.

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Well, I got her down for a nap now, could you tell what my previous post meant? I was nursing her, but wanted to say HELLO!!!!
I am a Christian. Still learning, though. If I could only learn to control my temper, I would be better off.
Zanelee- I have a hard time giving G*d control also. It comes with being human!
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Are you asking about the lyrics I posted?

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