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Monday, October 27, 2008

Once a mom, always a mom

You never do quit being a mom, the days just look slightly different.

I can't stop being concerned about whether my children are fulfilled, safe, living in God's will for their marriages and families, and about their health and welfare in general.

Lord, in your power, your might, your love, and your omniscience, please provide exactly what each needs to be more like you today.

And then, Lord, would You remind me that You are the only One who can provide, so that I can remove it from my list of things to do???

Friday, October 24, 2008

scrolling by

Have you ever watched the "new posts" scroll by on E-blogger? This morning, when I logged on, most of them were in Chinese! Wow!

But speaking of scrolling by, I feel like that's all I'm doing at home these days. I come home long enough to unpack and repack and say "hi". Sometimes not even enough time to do laundry.

I usually put "travel" on my list of things I enjoy. But now, that enjoyment is slipping slightly in the ratings. I guess what I should say is that I enjoy variety. And too much of the same thing, whether it is being home or being on the road, starts to wear on me.

My bags are packed....I'm ready to go ... I'm standing here ... or typing or whatever...and heading to Cleveland. In the rain, no less. Do I sound tired? Do I sound ungrateful? oops

Keep on scrolling by then.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Love... for granted

The things we do for love... (a song from decades ago and the actions of involved parents)
The things we take for granted... (like being able to eliminate waste from the body)

Marshall and Lara are on their way to the hospital with Timmy, yet again. The "mama diagnosis" is dehydration and resultant dry/clean diapers. Dry and clean sound good until you realize that a baby's diapers are not supposed to be either for very long. It means that food is not getting where it needs to go.

Prayer is always appreciated.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

True Woman and beyond

It's very hard to keep a conference "high" going. I just returned from the True Woman '08 conference, exactly 40 years after the NOW convention that kicked off "women's lib." True Womanhood, however, is not based on "self actualization" but on glorification of God through the biblical role He has given us. Not an easy task, this swimming upstream.

I signed the True Woman manifesto, and meant every assent. But I know that the only way I'll put into practice all that was taught is to stay in the Word of God continually.

Prayer is what will keep me in the Word. Help me.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

you snooze, you lose

Wrong! I haven't been snoozing and that is why I'm feeling a bit pekid. Going from one conference to another. How do consultants do it? How do conference speakers do it? Okay, this time I have to remember to take my ear plugs.