"Henry Venn, an eighteenth century pastor, once wrote to a concerned widow about her son who had a greater appetite for pleasure than for God. Venn said that this painful experience should teach the mother about ...your own weakness and inability to give a single ray of light, or to excite the faintest conviction of sin, or to communicate the least particle of spiritual good, to one who is dearer to you than life. How ought this to take away every proud thought of our own sufficiency, and to keep us earnest, importunate suppliants at the door of the Almighty's mercy and free grace."
Friday, March 28, 2014
This is from a great old(er) book called A Mother's Heart, by Jean Fleming:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
From an article on creatively and intentionally finding time to pray and read the Bible in even the busiest of seasons...
There are two things you can be sure of with motherhood (or life, really). The first is that God won’t change. The second is that everything else will. Just when you think you’ve found the one, true solution – the cure for sleepless nights, or disorganization, or prayerlessness – circumstances shift sideways.After struggling to find ANY quiet time, she didn't give up (like I would have).
Starve me of prayer, and eventually I get desperate (this takes far longer than it should). The other day, I’d had enough. Kids on the couch and all, I closed my eyes, only to be interrupted: “Mummy, look at this!”; “Mummy, I’m hungry!“; “Mummy, mummy, mummy…”. For once, I was determined not to give in: “Sssh, boys, I’m praying. Wait till I’ve finished, then tell me.Read More Here - Finding a "Quiet Time" in a Mother's Life That's Far From Quiet I'm humbled and convicted by this mother's resolve.