Monday, September 24, 2012

A Privileged Service

The First Step by David Adolf Constant Artz

“You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts.”

~C.H. Spurgeon

Thanks to Jennifer for sharing this great quote!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Beautifully Imperfect

Fisherman's Wife by Arthur Hacker, 1885
"There is no “ideal motherhood”. I think the sooner we embrace that truth, the quicker we can get back to pouring into our children and accepting motherhood for what it is: beautifully imperfect.
If we are constantly focusing on trying to perfect the imperfections of motherhood, it will build nothing more than constant dissatisfaction."
~Christin at Joyful Mothering

Monday, September 10, 2012

While You're Waiting to See Fruit

Idyll by Gerard Munthe

Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.

~Habakkuk 3:17-19

Monday, September 3, 2012

Psalm 78 Parenting

Grazielle by Jules-Joseph Lefebvre, 1878

"...choose to remember all of the blessings and good things your God has done for you! And then tell them to your children! Praise God to your children, and then later on, to your grandchildren. Don’t pass along all of the “trials” and poor me stories, leaving your children wondering where God was in all of your misery. If you tell of trials, tell of the Redeemer who brought you through the trial."

~Sarah Beals at Joy-Filled Days
Teach Your Children to Hope in God

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