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The Loneliest Time in My Life

I read this article today, Are You Lonely, Mama? I couldn’t agree more.

Motherhood is wonderful, amazing, and a gift from the Lord. The baby giggles and smiles are contagious. Watching older ones be successful in school makes a momma’s heart proud. So many wonderful moments.

But it is also a very LONELY time in life (and as nice as social meida is, I think it makes the loneliness worse). There are many long days and even longer nights. Loneliness can sometimes (especially if you have lots of littles and they are sick often) overwhelm you.

I have been there. I am there right now. In the middle of the long days and even longer nights. In the midst of this loneliness I must turn to Jesus. He is there, in the midst of the dishes, diapers, throw up, and poop. I have no other choice but to cling to the solid rock, Jesus Christ. One day there will be only a few dishes, no more diapers or throw up or poop. One day the children will be grown and loneliness will take on a new form. It will be loneliness for those little smiles, giggles, and laughter.

Carpe diem – Seize the day!

Continue On

Continue On

A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life.
She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted
wife and mother. She wondered if the time and energy
she invested in her husband and children would make a
difference. At times she got discouraged because so
much of what she did seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated.

“Is it worth it?” she often wondered. “Is there
something better that I could be doing with my time?”

It was during one of these moments of questioning
that she heard the still small voice of her heavenly
Father speak to her heart. “You are a wife and mother
because that is what I have called you to be. Much of
what you do is hidden from the public eye. But I
notice. Most of what you give is done without remuneration.

But I am your reward.

Your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be without your support. Your influence upon him is greater than you
think and more powerful than you will ever know. I
bless him through your service and honor him through
your love. Your children are precious to Me. Even more
precious than they are to you. I have entrusted them to
your care to raise for me. What you invest in them is
an offering to me. You may never be in the public spot-
light. But your obedience shines as a bright light before
me. Continue on. Remember you are My servant.

Do all to please Me.”

Roy Lessin

Source

Two Temples

TWO TEMPLES

A builder builded a temple,
He wrought it with grace and skill;
Pillars and groins and arches
All fashioned to work his will.
Men said, as they saw its beauty,
“It shall never know decay;
Great is thy skill, O builder!
Thy fame shall endure for aye.”

A mother builded a temple
With loving and infinite care,
Planning each arch with patience,
Laying each stone with prayer.
None praised her unceasing efforts,
None knew of her wondrous plan,
For the temple the mother builded
Was unseen by the eyes of man.

Gone is the builder’s temple,
Crumpled into the dust;
Low lies each stately pillar,
Food for consuming rust.
But the temple the mother builded
Will last while the ages roll,
For the beautiful unseen temple
Was a child’s immortal soul.

-Hattie Vose Hall