Erin Bates Paine has been such an encouragement to me as I have watched her live a Christ-centered life in her marriage and motherhood. I couldn't image a better episode to kick off a new year of the No Higher Calling podcast!
Erin shares in this episode how she keeps her heart focused on eternity in the midst of the demands life brings. Her highest priority is her relationship with God. She says, "Our reactions and our responses stem from our relationship with the Lord."
We have many self-imposed ideas of what a perfect wife and mom looks like. As we pursue "perfection", we are left feeling defeated, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Instead, we should be striving to be genuine and sincere in our faith. If our children can grow up and say that their mommy loved God, loved their daddy, and loved them, that is a successful mother!