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It takes me longer to get dressed in the mornings than it used to… not because I am older and slower (which I am) but because there is so much more to do!

In the 70’s, before we had children, I learned to begin each day by putting on the Armor of God – you know – the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of the Gospel of peace, the helmet of salvation, the shield of faith and finally, picking up the sword of the Spirit – which is the Word of God. I even prayed the armor over my husband – not that he couldn’t dress himself, but because he faced a lot of battles every day. But, I did that every morning – and it was quick.

Then, in the 80’s, our boys came along – and being the mother – I dressed them every morning until they got big enough to dress themselves. But, no matter how big they got, I dressed them in the armor every day – because – what if they forgot?

Today, I’m not only a mother, I’m a Mamaw, and I have many more people to dress! I still pray for, and dress our sons in the armor every morning. And, I pray for and dress our daughters-in-law in the armor, because I love them so – but now there are also grandbabies to dress in the armor!

There is Jude in his “onesie-size” armor and Carson in his “rough and tumble – extra padded, and laced up tight” armor. And all this dressing takes time. So yeah – it takes me longer to get dressed in the mornings than it used it – but it’s not a burden – it’s a blessing… and I love it!


Perhaps you may want to get dressed, and dress your family. Here’s how The Armor of God May God bless your day and your family!


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