As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.




Monday, May 9, 2022

The Honorable Work of a Mother







At our Mother's Day gathering yesterday, we went around the room and named things that a mother would say . . . or things that our own mothers have said. Of course, there were some like "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it"  and "You're a big girl." 😄But many of the words spoken by our mothers were words of encouragement and words of eternal truth. "Walk with God." Daily devotions. A "thought for the day" (Bible verse) before school.  

That is the honorable work of a mother: feeding the hearts and minds of her children with eternal truth. 


10 comments:

  1. It’s hard work but the best work.

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  2. Such joy and love radiating through those sweet smiles, Cheryl. A lovely Mother's Day for you all!

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    1. Thank you so much, Martha Ellen! I hope that yours was lovely as well!

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  3. Oh, yes, that is the best that we can do for our children and to pray. I like the mother and children photos and I love how the napkins match the food. 🥰

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    1. "And to pray" . . . yes!
      The matching cookies and napkins was accidental, but I loved it!

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  4. Lovely family photos. Mothering is not easy at times, but oh, so rewarding.

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    1. Thank you, Lorrie! Not easy, but He gives grace!

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  5. That's the best truth to encourage each other with, eternal truth.

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    1. Good point, Ellen! It's good for our children and for anyone else!

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