Sunday, December 23, 2007

Trying to redeem myself after yesterdays Sponge Bob post...

I am home to day with two sort of sick little girls. A was a little feverish yesterday and E is a little feverish today, she also has a headache and is a bit sniffily. So instead of going to Church, I stayed home and read some of Sally Clarkson’s The Mom Walk.

Here is an excerpt from Chapter 2.

There will always be giants in our land. There will always be things that could potentially overwhelm us. We have to make a choice to believe in God’s ability to provide, and so free us to celebrate. We must trust Him to take us into His generous provision or we will allow life to demoralize us and we will give our children instead a model and attitude of complaining and grumbling…

…We choose to practice praise, joy and love when we cultivate celebration even as God did, we then find that we experience the love of God to a greater degree in our own lives. He is there, walking in the garden of our own lives, looking for us to see Him and to respond and walk with Him in His providing love. But in order to see Him, we must turn out eyes and hearts to Him seeking to listen to Him in our souls and thus validating for our children and ourselves the reality of His joy.

A mother who gives her children a heart to celebrate God’s life and beauty gives a gift that will help her children draw joy from their lives and memories that will bring them strength and pleasure all their days.

So for today, look for joy. Seek out beauty and model to your children what it means to live in celebration of God’s marvelous life. Look for the miracles that go unnoticed each day. Rest in the pleasure of your Lord’s companionship and revel in His creation. The end result will be that you have brought celebration to the very heart of your own loving Father.

I pray that you and your families will enjoy celebration with your Savior today!


Tonya said...

I just wrote about Sally Clarkson's book, "Ministry of Motherhood". I am so very impressed with her at this point. Wish I could live in her house for a while and learn. :-)

MooBeeMa said...

I am reading this book right now too. It is blessing my socks off!