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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

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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

When I am Weak . . . Then am I Strong

We all want to be super wife, super wife, and super mom. We want our children to always sit perfectly, act perfectly, and talk perfectly. We think our homes must be spotless and in perfect order at all times. The list goes on. Are you getting the “perfect” picture?

I know there are many times when I fall on my knees, tears streaming down my cheeks and I cry out to the Lord,
“Lord! I can’t do this. There are so many of them, and just one of me. Every time I turn around another little one needs me. Sometimes I don’t even remember what I was doing.
Lord, I just don’t know how to do all of this!!!”

BINGO!!!! This is exactly where the Lord wants me. Weak and needing Him.

II Corinthians 12:10 says, “For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

When I “feel” as if I can do it all, I don’t look to the Lord for help. I act as if I am sufficient in and of myself. but when I weak, and I can’t handle everything, the only place I can turn is to the Lord! I must run to His everlasting arms, seek His face, and let go of trying to control everything myself.

So the next time your children are crying during church or in the store and you just want to hide, remember to cry out to the Lord, lean on Him and He will strengthen you!

Aug 2, 2012 - Motherhood    No Comments

Enduring Love

“Show me a mother with an enduring love for her children and I’ll show you a mother who meets the requirements for home teaching. With love comes the self-sacrifice, daily discipline, kindness, patience, and determination needed to set her children’s feet on the paths of righteousness, skill, and knowledge. She who sows seeds by home teaching, over time will reap the fruits of her labor.”

~Karen Andreola, Lessons at Blackberry Inn

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