Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Life and Our Memories & The Headwaters Of Missions...




Moments, And Minutes, then Days
Alas, the years have flown by...

I have watched my life as through a camera lens in my mind's eye!
Memories;
As summer rolls in, we are entering another opportunity to create,
Something that holds a heart...
Life will leave imprints;
some will impart destiny and form paths for a life time.
Our Homes are the headwaters of missions;
Our children and grandchildren will be our missionaries.
To carry the gospel;

Use these everyday practical things to train them for missions;
Vacation Bible school
Love for the outdoors
Swimming, fishing, camping
Growing your own food (Future Farmers of America)
Make this summer count...

Ask your children these questions;
Does Mother pay more attention to her computer than you?
What do you remember that we did last summer?
What is the silliest and fun thing we have done together as a family?

There you have it ladies;
Out of the mouth of babes...


Mary Cassatt - The Child's Bath
This picture just melts my heart!

Rachel Jankovic says:
“It is easy to become discouraged, thinking that the work you are doing does not matter much.
 If you were really doing something for Christ you would be out there, somewhere else, doing it.
 Even if you have a great perspective on your role in the kingdom,
 it is easy to lose sight of it in the mismatched socks in the morning 
sickness, in the dirty dishes. It is easy to confuse intrigue with value,
 and begin viewing yourself as the least valuable part of the Church.
There are a number of ways in which mothers need to study their own roles,
 and begin to see them, not as boring and inconsequential,
 but as a home, the headwaters of missions.
At the very heart of the gospel is sacrifice,
 and there is perhaps no occupation in the world so intrinsically sacrificial as motherhood.
 Motherhood is a wonderful opportunity to live the gospel.
 They are your children, they are eternal souls, they are your
 mission field.”

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6 comments:

  1. Another wonderful post, Roxy! I love that picuture. I think it is called The Child's Bath...or A Child's Bath by Mary Cassett... I had a copy of it at one time. I always loved it- xo Diana

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  2. Even though my mother was a busy lady (as a teacher) - I see my childhood as one of wonderful memories as both parents worked hard to create those memories. In fact looking back I had one very special childhood and I hope I have created the same for my sons. However being a mother is a lifetime, even when they leave home :)

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  3. Hi Roxy, what a wonderful post and so wise. I have always loved that beautiful painting. Just gorgeous. My I such wonderful memories of my mother and the time she spent with me. Of course no computers back then, but she was busy and worked outside the home too. Both my mother and father always put aside special for family and I learned to do the same with my son.
    He is grown and on his own but my role as a mother will continue.

    Blessings to you sweet friend.
    Hugs

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  4. Another very encouraging post!
    Blessings to you.

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  5. Great post Roxy! We need to be an example for our children and grandchildren. They pick up much more than we realize. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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