The Hardest Part of Parenting is Me :: “I look deeper–past the dirty room and scattered laundry and I see it there; it wears a different face, but under the layers of order, I see my nasty desire for control. Because really? The battles aren’t about a clean room or tidy drawers, folded laundry or emptied trash. It’s about my unhealthy desire to be in control of things that don’t really matter because I’m not in control of things that really do.” I like how Kristen Welch finds truth in the ordinary. She does the same thing in her devotion book for moms. So, yes, I recommend this blog post, but I also recommend “Don’t Make Me Come Up There: Quiet Moments for Busy Moms.”
How to Know You’re Headed in the Right Directions :: “The truth is we don’t know. We don’t know whether we’re headed in the right direction or if this new idea will work — or totally flop. But not knowing was never a good enough reason to not act. In fact, this is the perfect opportunity for faith, to put yourself out there and grow.” And when you finish reading that post, go click on the link to the excerpt of his book. I don’t really even know what his next book project is, but I think I’ll want to read it. Good stuff, Jeff Goins.
I Cried, Decided to Be a Better Mom, Then Yelled at My Kids :: Oh. My. I’ve so be there. Like more than once a day. “Life doesn’t become easier just because we realize how sacred it is, or how quickly it can be gone, or how we might not have our little one to hold tomorrow. Life moves forward, and our sin-disease moves right along with it. Sin doesn’t give us a break, or care about our little ones, or pause when we need to re-group.” I’m looking forward to watch else Sarah Mae has to say.
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