Friday, November 13, 2009

In light of eternity...

Much has been written about the so-called Mommy Wars-- the fierce battle of words between mothers of differing parenting styles.  Part of being a mama is being passionate about the choices I make for my family, but before entangling myself in pettiness, I would do well to consider 1 Corinthians 13:1:

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

And in the inner struggle to determine cloth or disposable, homeschool or public, organic or not, my bed or his own, have I put too much merit in trivialities?  In deciding whether to expose my little ones to vaccines or food dyes or television, have I remembered the crux of the matter?  Does Gavin know Jesus?  Is Maddie living for Him?  Will Owen and Benjamin spend eternity in Heaven? 

In a forever-scope, that's all that matters.


  1. Exactly right dear girl!!

    Its easy to get caught up in the details...

    I just love your perspective and heart for the Lord. Sorry I have been not commenting lately... (insert excuses here)... I will be better!


  2. This is so true Amen !
    And whats cool for me is seeing how my prorities and desires for my kids changed after meeting Him,everything else took a major back seat :)( almost out of the car:-)

  3. I couldn't agree more. Sometimes I get so caught up in things that don't really matter. Thank you for the reminder to focus on the eternal.

  4. You are so very right. Well said.

  5. Although the phrase "that's what it's all about" is overused, this is truly what it's all about!

  6. So well said. Always reminding myself to re-focus on what really matters...

  7. What a beautiful new look you have here! Love it!

  8. What a wise observation! When all "convictions" are stripped away what TRUTH will stand....thanks for the reminder.

  9. Even better the second time around... thank you!


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