Hi everyone, I’m Tracy McCutcheon, the Director of Women’s Ministries at Faith Community Church. I am a wife, a mom, a grandmother, a friend and mentor, but most importantly, I am a child of God.
As women we have the ability to the see and address the needs of others. That makes us excellent employees, and it uniquely qualifies us as moms. But these times are testing the limits of our giftedness so I want to share how that CAN become a good thing. Let me explain:
Due to COVID-19, many of you are working from home while parenting and teaching young children.
You may feel inadequate and anxious, wondering:
Even if you aren’t working from home, you may feel trapped since you cannot take your kiddos out to the parks or even to the grocery store. Options for breaks have been eliminated. Kids and parents alike may feel stir crazy, and tensions can rise. They might resist your attempts to help get school work done; they might fight more than normal. Feeling inadequate, frustrated and even unloving as a mom in these moments can leave you feeling guilty as well.
I can’t give you the Parents Guide of HOW TO parent and work from home while being trapped in 900 square feet with no money. What I can do is say how God has met me in these places over and over again.
That starts with accepting that God ordains times like these to help us learn what is true about ourselves and true about Him. Let me share some of the truths that brought me peace at times when parenting seemed impossible and trying.
John 5:17 tells us that He’s at work this very day and you can trust Him to finish His plan. I can’t wait to hear all the stories on the other side of all the truths you have learned, and of the freedom that He has provided for you through this.
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