Saturday, September 22, 2012

unglued .....

Beginning Oct 4th we will be meeting on the first and third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8pm. We will be reading and discussing this book, Unglued. As well as bringing you a favorite.... pinterest project ;) Awanas meets that night as well so were hoping you can drop your kids off at the church then head up to the barn for some coffee, dessert and fun.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

word to the wise

From the Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson

"When it comes to motherhood, I like the idea of being a mom who inspires my children to great accomplishments in medicine (developing the cure for cancer) or statesmanship (a future president of the United States) or the arts (a Christian movie producer). The everyday realities of running a household just don't have the same appeal.
But such humdrum activities, of course, comprise the majority of a mother's experience. Before I had children, I never realized this. I really had no clue that admiring a Beanie Baby's pen, taking a picture, finding a T-shirt, and helping to unlock a gas cap would be the kinds of sacrificial acts required of me most often while I attempted to fulfill the mission of motherhood.
As I have grown through the past eighteen years of motherhood, however, I've come to appreciate the importance of the many thousands of routine moments in a mother's life, for it is in these moments that real greatness tends to be taught and caught. It is certainly important to grasp the great calling of motherhood and respond to a vision for what a family can be.
But it's the way I respond to my children in everyday moments that gives me the best chance of winning their hearts… and if I approach them with a servant's heart, then I have a far better chance of influencing them in the larger and more critical issues of life.

The Mission of Motherhood, pg. 62-63