Often, insecurities, the overwhelm of daily life, and inherited behaviors lie firmly rooted in the soil of our souls. These unaddressed issues extend from each person to the world around them.
Through her books and mentoring opportunities, Tina Webb gives individuals the grace and direction to launch a trajectory that is life-giving for themselves and those in their circles.
I hope you laugh more than cringe as I share stories of my life as a mom of six, ranging from 28 to 8 years old. Raising kids involves a lot of energy. The work is more than potty training and being their chauffeur. Under the surface of parenting is a task many of us weren’t prepared for: navigating the realm of the soul. Our souls. Parenting requires a continuous examination of this mysterious part of our creation. We operate from it–motives, mindsets, attitudes, and triggers. God, our Potter, wants to cultivate the soil of our soils and remove anything that would hinder the fruit of the Spirit from coming forth.
He is whispering, “I know it’s hard, but I am with you! I see you are trying, and I am your guide! You made a mistake, and I forgive you! I love you, and I’m cheering you forward!” The beauty of parenting can be a process of brutally naked surrender to God, who affirms our efforts and gives us courage on a journey for which none of us are prepared.
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Tina and her son, Christopher, a high school history teacher with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, discuss a biblical point of view of injustice. As people of faith, they have wrestled with fears, carried righteous anger, and worked to keep an unoffended heart.
“To truly see justice as God does, as believers, we study the Scriptures. Our understanding deepens, and our consciences are pricked as each of us realizes that His ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts. We then wrestle with God, driven by our personal views and experiences with injustice. At some point, we lay on the ground like Jacob, knowing that our grappling has produced a greater dependence on our Creator. He cares when any member of this created race of human beings feels the pain of injustice or is the perpetrator of injustice. From this foundation, recognizing that justice is the by-product of God’s care, we can view our actions and inspect our formed opinions. Only then will we know how to discern and address the injustice around us.”