And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

Welcome! If you are a mother who struggles with chronic illness, if you are going through a time of trial or sorrow or even if you are just feeling exhausted from the daily demands of life, this blog is especially for you.

I am a Christian, wife, and homeschooling mother of eight young children. For the past eight years I have struggled with severe, often crippling, adrenal fatigue. Sometimes better, sometimes worse, but always there presenting a challenge to one degree or another. Four of those years, including this one, I have spent partially bedridden. This has been such a heartache to me - especially because of all the time I have missed with my children - and very difficult for our whole family. The Lord has been so faithful though. We know that all things come through His hands and that He works all things together for our good. He has blessed us again and again in this trial. We are so thankful for the lessons He has taught us through these hard years; one of which is compassion for others in similar circumstances.

My heart so goes out to other mothers who have health issues, who have grown weary or are going through a difficult season and that is the reason for this blog. Motherhood is a calling and a work like no other; and mothering through sickness and fatigue presents a special challenge. I have been there. I still am there. And it is such a comfort to know that our faithful God is there with us. My hope is to share with you the beautiful Truths He has reminded me of on hard days, to point you to Him, to encourage you when the way seems dark, weary and lonely - and to remind myself of these things as well. I also hope to offer some simple ideas for homeschooling and running a full household on limited (or no) energy, as well as information on nutritional products that are helping me regain my health. I hope to learn from you as well.

Let's encourage each other to take heart, to be strong, to be of good cheer and of good courage. Our God is the God of the impossible; the Giver of Strength in weakness, Light in darkness, Joy in sorrow, Beauty for ashes, Faithfulness in affliction and Hope for eternity.

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:28-31

Jen McBride is the blessed wife to Steve and the mother of 8 home educated children, ages 13-2. She is also the editor of the book "Queen of the Home" - currently being revised and updated. In her sparest of spare moments she operates www.BeNotWeary.net and www.NobleWomanhood.com, a website dedicated to proclaiming the honor, nobility and power of Biblical womanhood.

1 comment:

  1. I just read your article in Above Rubies today and just wanted to say thank you for the encouragement you provided. Most of our family has been sick this week and I am still not feeling so great today. This week has not met expectations and I was beginning a big 'ole pity party. Thanks to God for using you to show me that my attitude even when lying down is so very important. Jamie ~ Alabama