The Mission of Moms

I am constantly reading blogposts that I want to share, but all the while, I am thinking that I don’t want to linking you to someone else’s blog for fear that you will like it more than mine.  This is selfish; I know. But it is true.

Yet, when a blog post manages to say beautifully what I always wish that I could say, I am really hard pressed.  This post is so good that my fears are overcome.  In fact, I want you to not only read this post; I want you to share it too.

 

Here’s a little excerpt:

It is easy to think you have a heart for orphans on the other side of the world, but if you spend your time at home resenting the imposition your children are on you, you do not. You cannot have a heart for the gospel and a fussiness about your life at the same time. You will never make any difference there if you cannot be at peace here. You cannot have a heart for missions, but not for the people around you. A true love of the gospel overflows and overpowers. It will be in everything you do, however drab, however simple, however repetitive.

Read the rest here.

Tomorrow I will write my “Cousins” post if my dad and cousins will finally send me the relevant photos that I’ve been begging for . . . hint. . . . hint.

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3 Responses to The Mission of Moms

  1. ellensu July 18, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    Thanks for sharing this Katrina. I also looked at this article that she wrote http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/motherhood-is-a-calling-and-where-your-children-rank and found its content very similar to a book I read as a young mother that changed my life and view of raising children. i read The Way Home by Mary Pride (a militant feminist who became a saved conservative homeschooling mom of many) and while I did not go as far right as she did in many areas, the book was stellar in helping me have a realistic postive vision (dulled by my culture, both secular and mission) of homemaking/motherhood/wifehood as a career and vocation to be valued by me for starters. Love your blog, Katrina, no one else is as funny:).

  2. Jane Peterson July 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I went to DG to read the other post in its entirety. Excellent–but you are still my favorite blogger! I check in daily & pray for you & your precious family.

    • thelowryder July 18, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

      OH THANK YOU Jane! That means so much to me as I didn’t know you read the blog. It’s wonderful to see you here. If you are ever in Waxhaw, come see us!!