Friday, July 16, 2010

I'm not a kid anymore

Inside my head, despite the fact that I have 3 kids who I regularly feed, dress, play with, teach, and care for, I feel like kid.  My mind cannot wrap itself around the idea that I am a full fledged adult of *gasp* 33 years.  I keep wondering when my mind will catch up to my body.  I also wonder if when I am 60 (hopefully), will I still think this or by then will I think I'm only 33?  And I'm not the only mommy who seems to feel this way.  Just last week at bible study around the circle, none of us could believe we were not teenagers.  A few things that make me aware that I'm not a kid anymore is by looking at childhood photos posted on facebook and things like this:

Me with part of the spiritual coat of armor on

How does this picture signify I am no longer a child you might ask.  Well, I have on the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, and the belt of truth which the bible says is to be fitted around my waist.  However, in my case, it only fits around my thigh.  Yes, I am no longer a skinny kid with a skinny waist.  No folks, the reality is, I am a mother of 3.

My little buddy asked me to get dressed so I could fight him.  Here he is with the helmet of salvation and sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.  The belt, by the way, in no way fits him - it falls right off!

Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, 
against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and 
against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, 
you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, 
with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 
and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, 
with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. 
With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.  
Ephesians 6:11-18


  1. Love the pic of you! Yes, you are young AND young at heart! :)


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