“And Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’” Matthew 18:3 (NIV)



Today’s Missy Motivation Monday was an easy choice for me to write about, as today is Mia’s 13th birthday. As most of you know, she has been through quite a few physical challenges in her young life because she was born with a severe cleft lip and palate. Even though she has had multiple surgeries, extensive recoveries and still sleeps every night with an invasive head device, she perseveres and has a “never-give-up” attitude. Yes, sometimes she expresses her disappointment at having to strap it on every night, but she endures and accepts, trusting that her mom, dad, and team of doctors know best.



Maybe that’s what Jesus meant when he said we have to “change” to become like little children. Is he implying that we have grown out of our trusting spirit? Is he saying that we have given up on things in our life? Does he want us to forget all of our problems and just look to him for the answers? Probably all of the above.


Today’s motivation is simple: Look to Jesus.


Mia’s favorite verse is Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.”


Mia motivates me today and almost every day to remember to leave my problems at Jesus’ feet. He has already taken care of them.


Happy 13th Birthday, Mia! You are my inspiration.



Ron Hunley:

Happy Birthday. Mia

Sep 13, 2016


Have a wonderful birthday Mia. You are such a joyful young lady.

Sep 13, 2016

Lisa Horton :

Happy Birthday Mia!!!!

Sep 13, 2016


May God Bless You on your birthday! You inspire this Grandmother with you courage and faith.

Sep 13, 2016

S. Amato:

Happy Birthday Mia!?
It’s been such a joy to see you & all your siblings & cousins growing up on Duck Dynasty to be such awesome teenagers in the Lord!

Have a great 13th Birthday❣

Sep 13, 2016

Ronnie Sims:

Happy Birthday, Mia! You are a strong young lady, surrounded by strong family, who is loved by a strong"Heavenly Father"! God bless you as you confront the trials in your life, with full faith, in The Father!

Sep 13, 2016


Happy birthday to such a brave lady. 13 a teenager….God bless n many more happy days

Sep 12, 2016

Kathleen :

She is so brave..happy birthday Mia!!Welcome to the teens!

Sep 12, 2016

Mary Eppinette:

Happy birthday to a very inspirational young lady.

Sep 12, 2016

Linda G. :

Birthday blessings, sweet Mia! What wonderful pictures! Our Lord has given you the gift of inspiring so many.

Love from a fellow reconstructive facial/ jaw surgery girl – 29 years ago, though ??

Love and blessings,
Linda G. From Tennessee

Sep 12, 2016

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