Friday, October 19, 2012

online meandering for mums

A special edition of online meanderings for mums, 'cos we need it, and it's been that kind of week around the internet. 

Gospel-centred parenting for real life - "I hear the phrase 'gospel-centered parenting' and I want to crawl into a hole and never come out again. It feels like yet another thing I’m not doing very well." She puts my hesitations into words. Janelle Bradshaw.

A wise mum trust in God - "Before I became a mum, I imagined that I would be a calm and serene mother...". A refreshing article by Sarah Condie.

And the highlight, from Stephen Altrogge's Dear mums, Jesus wants you to chill out:
You don’t have to make homemade bread to be a faithful mum. You don’t have to sew you children’s clothing to be a faithful mum. You don’t have to coupon, buy all organic produce, keep a journal, scrapbook, plant a garden, or make your own babyfood to be a faithful mum. There’s nothing wrong with these things, but they’re also not in your biblical job description.

Your job description is as follows…

Love God.

Love your husband (unless you’re a single mum).

Love your kids. Your job is simply to love your kids with all your exhausted heart, and to teach them to love Jesus. That’s a high calling. Don’t go throwing in other, extraneous things to make your life more difficult…

Don’t compare yourself to other mums. Don’t try to be something God hasn’t called you to be. If the mum blogs are making you feel guilty, stop reading them.

1 comment:

Deb said...

LOVE the Stephen Altrogge link! Thanks so much for posting it.