Sunday was Mother's Day. After the sermon, two ladies approached me and asked if I had seen the new decor in the Ladies' Restroom. I hadn't. They said that I should look.
Now, you might think this was an odd comment, because I am a guy. But, there is a new sign in the Ladies' Restroom that is my sermon in a nutshell: "Live by Grace, Not Perfection."
God is cool. He ties everything together, even when we are not trying to.
Motherhood is hard. There is a temptation to be perfect. No one can be perfect. Instead, all are called to be faithful.
Here are some articles that could provide some encouragement or practical ideas (I hope), as you continue to be faithful moms.
"The Pressure to Be Perfect"--Published by HuffPost UK Life--Medium length, truthful--This is not a Christian article. However, the author gives convincing reasons to the pressure of perfection in our Western culture. Hopefully, this provide ammunition to fight the pressure of perfection.
"I Am Not a Perfect Mother"--Published by HuffPost Life--Short, truthful--Again, this is not a Christian article. However, the author is transparent about her own struggle with perfection and about her desire to be faithful.
"5 Tips for Being a Faithful (and Not Just Busy) Mom--Published by Crossway--Short, Christian--The author gives a big-picture idea of faithfulness, applicable to all situations.
"7 Small Ways a Faithful Mother Can Make a Big Difference"--Published by The Better Mom--Short, Christian, Practical--This is a great article of practical ways a mom can be faithful in her daily life.
"I am Not the Perfect Mom But I am the Mom God Knew My Kids Would Need (and That Is Enough)"--Published by Beautifully Rooted--Long, Christian, Must-read--The author is amazingly transparent about the difficulties of motherhood but truthfully explains God's expectations of mothers from Scripture.