How to Keep Worshiping When Your Children Rebel

December 11, 2023

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A conversation about rebellion, grace, and presence with Pamela Henkelman

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I am so grateful for those mamas who model how to keep worshiping when your children rebel because they display the heart of our Great God and the love He has for each of us. In fact, my mama has modeled this up close and personally for me.

One of the most interesting relationships in all of 1 and 2 Samuel is that between King David and his son, Absalom. Once David invites Absalom back into the kingdom, he continues to ignore him, and throughout the Scripture we see Absalom fall deeper and deeper into rebellion the more distant he grows from His father.

Thank God that we don’t have a Heavenly Father who ignores us-even when we rebel. May we all pray for the parents and their children in each of our lives.

Today, we’re reflecting on Acts 10:34-35 KJV:

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

In the NLT, it says, “Then Peter replied, “I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism. In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right.”

Women You Should Know

Heidy De La Cruz is a published writer/author and podcaster. She writes the weekly newsletter Into My Thoughts on Substack, where she writes personal development content, life experiences with life lessons, and faith-based encouragement posts. Heidy hosts “The American Dream in The Eyes of Immigrants Podcast,” where immigrants share their stories about moving to the United States. 

Heidy holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She works as a Medical Coding Analyst. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, watching movies, and spending time with her husband and two kids.

Meet Pamela

Pamela Henkelman is a  Life Coach for Midlife Moms, speaker, writer, and host of The Midlife Momma Podcast. With her bright smile and enthusiastic personality, she is passionate about encouraging women, particularly the often-forgotten group of moms with adult children.

Pamela helps these moms navigate their changing roles and build stronger relationships with their grown children.

As a mom of five grown kids and two grandsons, Pamela has first-hand experience with the challenges and joys of navigating the empty nest phase of life. She and her husband, who is a pastor, are living their best empty-nest life and loving every minute of it. Download Pamela’s freebie Your Kids Are Grown…Now What here.


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Meet Your Host

There is nothing Liv loves to talk about more than the Word of God. She is a Bible teacher, speaker, and writer. Liv is passionate about helping women enjoy intimacy and confidence in Christ.  When Liv is not writing, teaching, or podcasting, you can find her hiking a mountain, taking a road trip with her husband, or curled up in the corner with a good book. You can connect with Liv on IG at @candidliv.

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Ty Scott King is an award-winning, Billboard charting artist who has fine-tuned a balance between poetry and hip hop. Her poetic voice has been featured in radio ads for major corporations such as McDonald’s, Aveeno, and Pizza Hut. Ty has also appeared on major television networks, performed at the U.S. Pentagon, and is a bestselling author and founder of The R.I.S.E. Up Arts Initiative. You can find more about Ty at tyscottking.com or on IG at @iamtyscottking.

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