I am humbled and more than a bit embarrassed at all your kind comments. I feel compelled once again to remind you I am JUST A MOM. Perhaps you need to read this post again, just to make sure we keep things all in perspective.
God has done great things in my life, and I want to make sure He gets the credit for my marriage, my kids, and anything else that's gone well around here. It's His incredible grace for someone who thought she could do it all on her own that allows me to share things I would have been too embarrassed to share even a few years ago. Many of you hit on subjects I continually struggle with, but maybe here's a safe place to share those, too.
I spent most of my life - my Christian life - like a toddler screaming, "My do it!!" Now I humbly admit I don't know it all. I can't do it all. I never will. But I will spend the rest of my life seeking the One who can help me, who promises to give wisdom, power, and the comfort of His Presence. I hope you will join me.
Over the next few days, I'll be trying to reply to each of you, either by email or by visiting you. If you left an anonymous comment or do not have a Blogger account, I don't want to leave you out! Shoot me an email (and a family picture would be nice!) so we can get to know each other better.
And now, my three-year-old Ruthie is clapping her hands and whistling for me, like a dog. I guess that means my computer time is up for the day!
I am SO THANKFUL for each of you. I wish I could hug you (and steal your cute babies for just an afternoon!). You give me hope that a whole new crop of moms is out there wanting to walk the road of faithful women with me!
The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.
And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.
From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.
God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
For in him we live and move and have our being.