Welcome Guest Blogger Megan McGuire

Please join me in welcoming Megan McGuire as she shares some encouragement and wisdom from the season of life she’s walking through – motherhood. I have been blessed to witness Megan’s journey to freedom in Christ and she is truly one of God’s great miracles. Her husband, Daniel McGuire, serves as the Student Pastor of Liberty Church in Foley, Alabama, where she also serves on the worship team and by helping to pour into the next generation.

My prayer is that her honest testimony of struggle and surrender touch your heart and show you the faithfulness of God’s love for you. I encourage you to stop, grab a cup of coffee – and enjoy!


As soon as my feet hit the floor, BOOM. Coffee. I…need…coffee. I tip-toe past the kids bedrooms silently praying they don’t wake up for another 20 minutes. I just need to sip my coffee in peace.
The coffee starts pouring and there it is – the sound of a little toddler screaming mommy’s name. How? How did he hear it? How does he know to wake up in just the exact time? I don’t get it. Now that he is screaming, the youngest wakes up as well.
I don’t even get to the creamer or sugar yet. I just grab the coffee, chug a sip, and run to get the littles up for the day.
I’ll confess, in that moment this was my first thought, “What will distract Ezra? Moana? Toys? iPad? An endless supply of gummies?” I come back to my senses, sit on the floor, and open up his favorite book.
Sip. Read. Sip. Read. Sip…I am just trying so hard to get the coffee down. I  need to wake up. I am so exhausted. I feel weary. I don’t want to read the same book for the millionth time.

And the Thoughts Come…

Now thoughts begin flooding through my head:

  • What’s for dinner tonight?
  • Is the produce old yet? It is a little soggy. I think I can make it work…
  • Why is Ezra’s nose still running? What is wrong with him?
  • Bills. Bills. Bills.
  • Laundry. How long can I wear the same jeans?
  • Dishes. How do they keep piling so fast? I just did them.
  • I should probably vacuum now. There are enough crumbs to make a little meal for myself.

Mom Brain

Mom brain. It’s a real thing. 

By now you are probably thinking, “Wow! This women is crazy.” Yes. That is true. I may be crazy, my house may be a mess, and my bathrooms may have not been cleaned in a few months BUT, this is what I have come to know – I have mom brain.

Mom brain is this:

You are ALWAYS thinking about others. Never yourself. In fact, Yourself is last. That means your hair, makeup, clothes, shaving…okay you get it. You think about the house and all the unfinished projects, you think about dinner and dishes and laundry. You think about bedtimes and bath times. You are always thinking a step ahead – maybe even a day ahead.

You Lack Nothing

You lack nothing. Really you don’t. The Bible is the living word of God and everything in that book is truth. It happens to say:
  • The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. – Psalm 23:1
  • The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. – Psalm 34:10
  • For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. – Psalm 84:11
You are the perfect mom for your kids. You are the perfect wife to your husband. No you are not perfect, but you are the perfect person for the job. God made you. He knows everything about you.
So, when mom brain seems to be only only brain you have in the moment, just know…you are doing a great job. Actually no, you are doing an amazing job. You lack nothing.

Our Prayer

God I pray you guide me today. Guide me in my steps as a mom, wife, daughter, and friend. Guide me when I’m weary and weak. Thank you that your word says I lack nothing. I pray you give me the strength to face each day with your love and grace.
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Scriptures for Meditation

~Psalm 134:14

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.

~ 2 Kings 4:1-7

(This is to remind you that you have everything you need.)

The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”

Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”

“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”

Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”

She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.”

But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.

She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.”