Here's a great letter that every mother should read. It teaches us to put off the old (wo)man and put on the new (wo)man. It teaches us to renew our minds as we learn to think God's way about our circumstances.
If you could just stop blustering and ordering everyone around long enough you might see an eternal perspective. You would realize that there is so much more to life in Christ than the day-in-and-day-out ups and downs. Step back for a moment from the immediate stressors. Why, there isn't a hair that falls from my head that the Father is unaware of. He cares for birds and flowers in the field. How much more does He care for me and my family? (Matthew 6:25ff) Not only that, but He is working every circumstance in my life for my good and for the good of my children who love Him. (Romans 8:28)
One of my goals this year is to encourage my reluctant writers to write more. So I did a little browsing on Notebooking sites.
Here's an interesting article, "How I began Notebooking"
While I was on that website, I followed her link over to Cindy Rushton's site. This is super-full. Actually, I find it too busy. Too much going on. This lady has so much energy! But, if you like a busy website with all sorts of info about writing, notebooking, homeschooling, and marriages (plus a whole lot more) you may enjoy a visit here.
One of my favourite jumping-off websites is Phil Johnson's bookmarks. If you like Christian History, go here first:
Then to Dr. Michael Haykin's blog on Church History:
Janice Van Eck has an interesting blog, Pressing On. She wrote in one post:
An avid reader of Sir Francis Bacon, Wilberforce quotes this in his diary (around 1784/5):
Illi mors gravis incubat, qui notus nimis omnibus, ignotus moritur sibi
It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.
Wilberforce concluded: "The shortening of private devotions starves the soul, it grows lean and faint. This must not be."
Her blog is another one that is worth perusing. http://janicevaneck.blogspot.com/
Finally, an amazing blog on cooking without wheat or gluten. If you, like me, find yourself having to change your entire way of eating, this blog will inspire you to cook creatively: http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/
That's it for today.