Being a child of God is like mothering and wifeing a huge part of who I am, and in this category you will find, reviews of books I love, and some of my thoughts and feelings encountered on this walk. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do writing them!
I often speak about my husband, commenting on the father that he is and isn’t. I feel like I honour him for the husband that he is more than anything, and obviously the support that he gives me. However, I hardly ever honour him for the Man of God that he is to our family. I do, in my prayers, but I don’t think I tell him enough. I definitely don’t show my gratitude that I have this man that takes his role as the head of our home so seriously. Whether in prayer or in action – He is what God’s called him to be and he blesses me with that every day.
But you, Man of God, flee from all this and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 1 Timothy 6:11
It’s why when Christian Art Gifts sent us their Man of God set, I was so thrilled. It was an opportunity to honour him, with some really cool gifts. The Lux Leather engraved keyring in a woody tin, serves as a sweet reminder to stay faithful. Keyrings are personal favourite for me, I love little secret treasures that you can carry around with you daily. Perfect for winter, a inscribed coffee mug is the kind of gift to inspire your special dude. Add in a good coffee and some biltong, for an extra treat.
Also included in this beautiful wood/leather finish set is a pen set, a display plaque, and a variety of stainless steel metal and black rings. A genuine leather engraved wallet – because men are always needing these! Who knows how their wallets get so tatty but Ian is always needing a new one. The gift I’m most excited about for Ian is the water bottle, double walled-vacuum sealed, this bottle is suitable for hot or cold insulation perfect for my gym loving caffeine geek husband! These gifts retail from R44.95 – R399.95 – coupled with other sets like “Best Dad Ever” they can be found online under the Father’s Day promotions currently on the CUM Books website here.
Moms are the best at shopping for those they love. I hope that these gifts for dad, give you fresh ideas for how to make his day special! I know the Man of God in our lives is going to be over the moon. I’m probably a little more over the moon than he, just because I get to give him a pat on the back. Not just for being an incredible dad, but for leading by example and being the head of our home!
In the Meantime – What have you planned to spoil the Man of God in your life?
Are you one of those people who get to work on a Monday wishing for Friday? Waiting for 4pm? That next holiday or weekend away? All the while wishing the time in between these “events” in our lives away? Me too. Sadly! A few weeks ago though my perspective on time was shifted when an amazing new release by Christian Art Distributors landed on my desk -“936 pennies”. From the day your child is born until they turn 18, you have 936 weeks.
Be a good parent they say. It sounds easy enough right? Sigh! I’m having a “woe is me” day – where I feel like a failed parent. (Again!) I have those days – I’m sure you do too. Where all I can do is say prayers for my child. I realised that she is insecure about one of her features, something that she, has somewhere between the start of her school career, and now, become aware of. This awareness that she has is basically that this feature isn’t like everyone else’s. Initially mommy instincts? March down to the school and just bring down the house! Who told her that she wasn’t like everyone else? Even so, who made her believe that this was a bad thing?
Pregnancy is one of the most auspicious times in a woman’s life. From the moment you receive two lines on that pregnancy test, you have landed on planet mom and are changed forever! Expectant Blessings, is a book written with this in mind. When I found out I was pregnant with Emilie I was a young impressionable 19 year old, (5 things I wish I knew as a young mother) I had already made up my mind that I would not be having children. I wasn’t ready for that commitment. Nor the responsibility. But God had other plans.
I think up until you become a mother yourself, you do not begin to grasp the weight of what the role actually is. You can imagine, and you can love but you can’t understand the depth of her heart until you truly feel it yourself. For Mother’s Day this year why not bless your mom with some beautifully crafted heartfelt scripture inscribed goodies from Christian Art Gifts? The “To Mom with Love Collection” is absolutely beautiful in its floral pink detailed design.