Unfortunately, I was unable to host this tour during the days leading up to, and including, Mother's Day, because of the time schedule and me being out-of-town. However, I believe it is worth you checking out the 7 authors and their thoughts on Motherhood. Whether you are a mother or not, this series is designed to celebrate mothering in all forms. Some of today's best writers (Tricia Goyer, Rhonda Shrock, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Bonnie St. John and more), have offered up their talent.
We've heard it said and often find it true:
You don't know the value of a treasure until you're without it.
We take for granted the things in life that seem so readily available.
A paperclip or rubber band, to hold things together.
A tissue or napkin, to wipe our nose to clean our face, to absorb our tears.
A Bible to speak words of wisdom and instruction and life and love...
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One of the most important lessons I have learned in my own life is the joy that comes from perseverance. Eugene
Peterson, borrowing a phrase from Friedrich Nietzsche, wrote his book
“A Long Obedience in the Same Direction …Discipleship in an Instant
Society.” He points to the Psalms as the way believers have always
learned to pray what they live and live what they pray but it is not a
short journey. It is an intentional commitment to keep walking even when you are worn out.
*If we want to see lasting results in any area of life it’s important to keep walking in that direction...(read the rest of article here)
“A mother is one who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take.”
Just a few more months. My mother was hoping Dad would hang on long enough so they could celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary in April. But on January 1st, as the sun rose on the new year, my dad’s worn out heart beat its last. Dad had battled Alzheimer’s Disease for ten years. As many of you know, AD is a long, hard journey. Hard on the one afflicted with the disease, hard on the caregivers.
But not without its blessings...(read the rest of article here)
Becoming a mother is a complicated thing. Not only am I trying to negotiate a relationship with my child, I am trying to negotiate a relationship with myself as I attempt to determine how I mother, how I feel about mothering, how I want to mother and how I wish I was mothered.
— Andrea J. Buchanan, in Mother Shock3
Sometimes the easiest way to discover who we are is to know who we are not...(read the rest of article here)