Welcome to Redeeming Home!

Welcome to Redeeming Home! My name is Nicole, and I’m a wife, homeschooling mama to eight, and child of God. Without Jesus I would be nothing, and I’m so grateful for His amazing grace!

I have imported posts from my previous blog below, but from here on out you will find new content. Old links will be broken, and I will do my best to work this out soon.

One of my biggest prayers is that God will redeem our homes for His glory. The building blocks of our nation are our homes. Unless the culture within our homes changes for the good, than we will always fight an uphill battle when it comes to our family life.

Our children are precious, and we should do our best to raise them in homes where God is glorified. Do I make mistakes? Yes, all of the time! But I am so thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who will pick us up when we are down and set us on the right path.

May we strive to fill our homes with goodness, laughter, and most importantly, the things of God! And if we are married with children, may we seek His will for our lives as help meets, keepers at home, and mothers.

Again, welcome!

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Encouragement for Moms – Useful Reading

Life has been full lately.  Very full.  I am reminded on a daily (or even hourly!) basis of the Lord’s goodness as I take in my new family of ten.  (Ten!  I still can hardly believe it!)  Along with the fullness of life, sometimes feelings of being overwhelmed set in.  Whenever I feel this way, I’m reminded time and time again that I must turn to God’s Word.  I also find encouragement from various resources which point to Christ while sharing ways to best accomplish the huge task of raising our children for God’s glory.  Today I realized that I had shared several fabulous articles on my personal Facebook page that I would like to share here as well.  Enjoy!

Moms, Don’t Trust Your Fickle Feelings

“With Christ’s joy as our strength, we can rejoice that the thousand deaths to self we die each day are our servants—midwives bringing us gain, an eternal weight of glory. We mothers think we’re the ones serving, but actually God is serving us as he uses motherhood to make us more like his Son.”

Big Families Lift Burdens: Why the World Needs More Kids

“First, God has given us plenty of land to go around. The approximate population of the world (as of summer, 2016) is more than 7.3 billion. This number of people could fit fairly comfortably within the landmass of Texas, with room not only to live, but to farm a small plot of land. The idea that the world is overcrowded is based primarily on the overcrowding within the large cities of our planet, which is indeed a problem. But to suggest that the overcrowding of cities is a sign of the overpopulation of the planet is like concluding that there must be an epidemic of killer whales in our nation’s swimming pools after seeing Shamu at SeaWorld. It simply doesn’t hold water.”

Should Children Sit Through “Big Church”?

“Of course, it is over their head. It is supposed to be over their head. They are beginners. The English language is over their head as soon as they come out of the womb. But we don’t say: Well, let’s put them with other children in their own situations and limitations so they can understand a word or two. No. We immerse them in the English language every day that they don’t understand 90% of in the hope and expectation that they grow up into joyful use of the English language. Long before children understand fully what is going on in worship and what is sung and what is said, they are absorbing tremendous amounts of what is valuable.”

I Want Kids.  My Husband Doesn’t.  Can you tell that I’m a fan of Desiring God?

Grace vs. Holiness

“One of the great dangers facing the church in these postmodern days is that professing believers will substitute the God of the Bible for a lesser deity of their own design—one that reflects their values, their morality, and their priorities. It’s a subtle shift, as men and women who claim to know and love God de-emphasize aspects of His nature and attributes that don’t sit well with them, or adhere to their worldview.”

I hope that these articles are a blessing to you as you seek to serve our Savior.  Blessings!

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Encouragement for the Christian Mom’s Heart – Frank Boreham

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a short encouragement post, but I recently came across a quote which I just couldn’t pass up.  Enjoy ladies, and be encouraged!

We fancy that God can only manage His world by big battalions abroad, when all the while He is doing it by beautiful babies at home.  When a wrong wants righting, or a truth wants preaching, or a continent wants opening, God sends a baby into the world to do it.  That is why, long, long ago, a Babe was born in Bethlehem.

~Frank Boreham

Mommas, your work here on earth is great.  Please don’t ever forget that raising your children is Kingdom work, and God will help us raise up the next generation for Him.

Encouragement for the Christian Mom – Martin Luther

When I came across this quote by Martin Luther, I just knew I had to share it with y’all.  Motherhood is precious, don’t you think?  Martin Luther states that motherhood is the glory, and most precious ornament of women, and I couldn’t agree more!

“When Eve was brought unto Adam, he became filled with the Holy Spirit, and gave her the most sanctified, the most glorious of appellations. He called her Eve, that is to say, the Mother of All. He did not style her wife, but simply mother, mother of all living creatures. In this consists the glory and the most precious ornament of woman.”

~ Martin Luther

Thank you for stopping by, blessings!

Encouragement for the Christian Mom – Alistair Begg

I haven’t shared a quote to encourage mothers in quite awhile, so I went searching for some good ones this morning.  I came across this one, and…ouch!  While I don’t work outside of the home, I have an etsy store, and there are other things that I pursue from time to time that takes me away from my children.  This quote from Alistair Begg offers much food for thought!

Ladies, [motherhood] is a full-time job. Do not kid yourself that you can be a dental receptionist and a mother; that you can be a typist and a mom; that you can be a Vice President and a mom. One of the two things will win. Now look at your Bible and ask what you have to do.

-Alistair Begg

Again, ouch.  Ladies, let’s remember that raising our children is the most important job that we can ever have, and treat it accordingly.  Blessings!

Inspirational Mom Quotes – A Mother is the Truest Friend

I just wanted to share a bit of encouragement with you today, by way of a quote by Washington Irving.  Be blessed today, Mommas!

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” -Washington Irving

Words of Encouragement – Make Your Household a Church for God

Dear mothers, I would love to share this word of encouragement with you from Charles Spurgeon.  No matter what anyone may tell you, the work in your home does matter.  This “homework” will most likely be the greatest calling that the Lord ever places on your life.  Take heart!

“You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts.”

C.H. Spurgeon

Words of Encouragement – Don’t Be Afraid to Be Feminine

Several months ago I mentioned that I would like to begin sharing quotes and snippets from books and the like that might be encouraging to you, dear friends!  Today I’m sharing encouragement from Nancy Leigh DeMoss.  Don’t be afraid to be feminine.

“Do you know who you are? God made you a woman. Accept His gift. Don’t be afraid to be feminine and to add physical and spiritual loveliness to the setting where He has placed you. You are a child of God. You are a part of the bride of Christ. You belong to the King–you are royalty. Dress and conduct yourself in a way that reflects your high and holy calling. God has called you out of this world’s system–don’t let the world press you into its mold. Don’t think, dress, or act like the world; inwardly and outwardly, let others see the difference He makes in your life.”
Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets them Free