Author Archives: MELISSA, MULTI-TASKING MAMA

Foster Parent Prayers May 18

The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. Proverbs 12:26

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Foster Parent Prayers May 17

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:5 Many of the children that enter your care may not have ever been treated with gentleness in words, touch or action. Connection and attachment can be a struggle for kids in foster care. Gentleness, whether it’s a gentle touch, a gentle toneContinue Reading

Foster Parent Prayers May 16

…and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. Mark 10:8-9 We know that fostering is rewarding and a joy on many days. However, we also know that there are hard days too, a lot of them. FosterContinue Reading

Foster Parent Prayers May 15

God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Psalm 46:5

Foster Parent Prayers May 12

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 It can feel like there is so much to worry about in theContinue Reading

Foster Parent Prayers May 10

The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to their eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold; they are sweeterContinue Reading

Foster Parent Prayer for May 9

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28  

Foster Parent Prayer for May 8

It was a long weekend at Casa Smallwood. I wasn’t able to post prayers on Saturday or Sunday because I was dealing with a situation with one of my kids. That situation led me to this prayer for today (I had it scheduled for later in the month but I myself need to pray itContinue Reading

Foster Parent Prayers Day 5

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 When I was an adolescent in foster care, I remember thinking that God had abandoned me. That if He loved me and cared forContinue Reading

Foster Parent Prayers Day 4

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 Sleep doesn’t always come easy for children in foster care. That should really come as no surprise given how chaotic their lives have been before they come to us, but it doesn’t make it any easierContinue Reading