Mama, You’ve Got What It Takes to Be Strong and Courageous

We sometimes compare how we’re carrying things in life to a size of a plate.  Those of us who can handle a lot and could handle even more are considered large plate people. Imagine a large charcuterie board able to hold a variety of foods.  Then there’s a medium sized plate like your standard dinner plate, able to hold a few foods, but no more or it’ll feel like Thanksgiving.  Then there’s the tiny plate, like a delicate teacup saucer.  I feel like this one describes me.  I can fit one thing, but even so, it doesn’t fit very well, and I tend to feel overwhelmed easily.

Regardless of the size of the plate you think you have, the truth is God has given you the capacity to carry what you’re carrying.  The truth is you’ve got what it takes because you’ve got a God who has called you.  He has given you His purpose and His power and He hasn’t left you to carry this alone.

In this season where the whole world has been affected by this pandemic, most of us have been in quarantine for a while and we still aren’t certain about when it will end.  This has affected us as moms in a huge way.  We carry so much as the woman in the home.  We are the heart of the home, but in times like these, we’re teaching our kids how to live in times of tragedy and loss and pain.  We have so much we’re juggling in normal life, and now it’s like the plate we are carrying is about to topple over and along with it all the things we’re supposed to be keeping upright and in motion.

Jennie Lusko
Jennie Lusko
Jennie Lusko serves alongside her husband, Levi, leading Fresh Life Church in Montana, Utah, Oregon, and Wyoming, as well as across the world online. They have five children: Alivia, Daisy, Clover, Lennox, and Lenya, who is waiting for them in heaven. The Lusko family lives in Montana and enjoys bike rides, walks, lake days, late-night hot tub and cold plunge parties, movies, and family breakfast. Jennie loves spin and boxing, good food and sugary coffee, and wearing the same thing every day but also getting fashion advice from Levi. Jennie is also a hugger, so beware if you meet her. For more information about Jennie, visit

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