Can we abuse God's grace? from A Practical Theology for Women
. . . what do you think?
"The greatest thing you can do for your kids is learn to focus on yourself." And, "What the kids need at a moment like this is a parent who can keep his cool. A parent able to calm himself down allows a child to explore his or her full range of emotions without spiraling out of control." from what kids need most- cool parents from Simple Mom.
A church that- finds purpose in hope from The Bridge.
This quote has been on my my all week since I read it. Why aren't more people saying this to mothers?
Those days of the little ones seem never ending, until you look back and in a blink of an eye they are over! so many things i thought i needed to accomplish back then, but in hindsight none were really important. fixing the meals, wiping their faces and kissing their cheeks and falling on my face before the Lord each day is about all i should have expected of myself and all God ever expected of me.-a comment from Melissa of the Inspired Room, on a post from Amber of the Run a muck, via Emily, Chatting at the Sky. (and I think I got there from Megan at Sorta Crunchy. whew. Isn't blogland amazing!)
I don't know where to begin posting from a Holy Experience. I thought I was going to link to this one on Forging Solitude or this on teaching your children to worship . . . but then I read this . . . and linked to this . . . I love this woman. Rich, beautiful stuff here.
And then there are the things that break my heart.