As We Walk Together

Pressing on towards the finish line

A Single-Minded Goal for Moms (and Dads) May 14, 2012

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I don’t know about anyone else, but I can certainly be pretty rude to my kids sometimes.  I love them and wouldn’t trade them for anything, but I can be more rude or just plain mean to them than to anyone else in my life – they’re always with me, I’m a sinner, they’re kids, I am a sinner, they’re sinners, I am a control freak…did I mention that I am a sinner?  Anyway, a lot of my sanctification process seems to be wrapped up in relating to my kids at this stage in my life.  So, when I read this blog interview, it struck a chord and gave me hope.  A single-minded goal for each day….but, wow, what an all-encompassing goal!

My dear friend and older sister in the Lord shared with me to have the single-minded goal each day to be kind to my children.

Read the entire interview here.

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Put Off Nagging! May 11, 2012

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I recently read a post on the Gospel Coalition blog by Gloria Furman on, as she puts it,

the stereotypical, habitual, manipulative complaining that we women often try to justify as “reminding.”

She then goes on to challenge us in combating this particularly devious and destructive sin in our own lives.  Three things she noticed about a friend’s attack on nagging were:

  • She took her nagging seriously and called it what it is.
  • She owned it.
  • She dug into the Word of God and let God dig through her heart.

She also offers ways to positively replace nagging in our lives:

1. Rejoice in Jesus and his perfections. He is the eternal Word whose words give eternal life (John 6:68-69). Jesus laid aside the glory he was entitled to in order to become our Suffering Servant who died in our place. This Jesus is not just our example; he is our Savior who rose victoriously from the dead. He lives forever to empower us to serve him and others.

2. Instead of nagging, ask yourself if there is something you could do to serve someone for Jesus’ sake and serve with the strength that God supplies (1 Pet. 4:11).

3. Then open your mouth to give grace instead: “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear” (Eph. 4:29).

I encourage you to read the entire post and prayerfully examine your own hearts as well!

 

 

Sex Trafficking in the U.S. May 4, 2012

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We need to be much more aware of the reality of sex trafficking even in our own country, much less around the world!  It is appalling and hideous and really happens.  Al Mohler recently wrote a post about it, which you can read here.

Here’s another article written before the Super Bowl.

 

Move On in the Gospel May 1, 2012

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From the Of First Importance blog:

“We don not move on from the Gospel. Instead, we move on in the Gospel, for its depths are unfathomable and its implications for life and teaching are innumerable.”

— Gary A. Parrett and S. Steve Kang
Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful
(Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2009), 99

 

 

Raising Brothers March 21, 2012

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After all of the posts about raising girls, here is a good one my husband brought to my attention about raising boys.  It especially deals with raising brothers and is very thought-provoking.

 

Forgiveness for Moms Who Fail March 19, 2012

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This was an encouragement to me this morning:

In my twenty-five years of pastoral ministry, I don’t think I have met a mom, including a preschool mom, who feels like she has done a good enough job. Most mothers labor under the weight of guilt—of frustrated ideals, imperfect performance, and deficient production. The laundry remains undone; story books unread, and tempers flare. . . .

Read the entire post here.

 

Planning Around the Church March 17, 2012

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While our family obviously has an “easier” time being centered around the church in many ways (since my husband is a pastor), really the church should be the center of all Christians’ lives.  Whether considering where to live, how to spend your time, how to commit your finances,….Christ’s church, for whom He left heaven,lived on earth, died and rose again should be the hub.  Here is a great post examining these thoughts.