It's been a while since I posted one of these. I hope they encourage, inspire and challenge you as much as they did me!
I'm Done Living a WalMart Life by Kat at Mom Heart- I could so relate to this post. I love to have my hands in a little bit of everything, but as it turns out, I'm not really awesome at any of it. I need to apply Kat's thought to "Do as little as possible, as well as possible" a little more often in my life.
It's All Just Too Much by Jessalyn at Desiring Virtue - Internet and prayerlessness. Great thoughts and conviction on this one. The closing line of the article goes like this: “One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.” (John Piper) Oh, ouch!
What Should We Think About? (Philippians Family Time - Week #11) by Jessica at Our Family for His Glory. One thing I've loved since starting to blog is finding out that there are other great blogs out there dedicated to teaching children the Word and parenting. One such site is Our Family for His Glory. I just learned of it in the last few months and have enjoyed Jessica's series on Philippians. This post has a fun idea on talking to kids about what their mind should be focused on and I KNOW they won't forget it! I recommend checking it out and becoming a follower!
How (Not) to Raise a Pharisee by Kurt Gebhards at Raising Godly Children. I thought this article had some thought provoking points. He says, "Churched children are seldom given to outright defiance of authority; they are much more susceptible to the poison of Pharisaism." I could see a lot of myself in his points as something I still struggle with to this day.
I Hope You Forget Me by Joy at Grace Full Mama. This article states beautifully the reason why I blog. I love when a new reader jumps on board and watching this site grow, but at the end of the day I hope people aren't saying, "She's such an awesome Mom" but "To God be the glory." It's easy for blogging to turn into self-promotion and employing the greatest tactics to ensure growth of your site. My prayer is that this place will always be about the glory of God. Always.
What is a Quiet Time? by Jessalyn at Desring Virtue. I've often been riddled with guilt over having a consistent "quiet time." In this beautiful, Scripture saturated post, Jessalyn lays out what a quiet time IS and IS NOT. It's very refreshing and biblical. She ends with this thought: "A quiet time is not your God, it is time spent with your God."