With sadness and regret, I remember back to the days when I would hoard baked goods or sweets for myself. After baking a batch of cookies, I’d devour far too many, and limit my kids to one or two each; mostly because I wanted more for myself, but under the guise of being a good Mom and making sure my kids didn’t eat to many sweets. A box of Honey Buns were reserved for me, alone…all six of them! And many more sweet treats can be added to the list, far more than this article need contain.
I was, in a word, selfish. But I didn’t see it that way, I saw it in the light of being older, I deserved more.
I was the mom, after all! Who would dare suggest that my desire to keep more for myself and limit my children was bad? My kids didn’t need all the sweet treats, really. Duh…neither did I!
This past year I have taken myself on a journey. Limiting my sweets, as well as those for my family, so that I could find what healthy was for me. I have refrained from baking sweet treats of any sort …
I Corinthians 10:31- Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Recently I have heard this verse used in reference to several different topics: drinking, working, eating, etc., because they are directly referenced in this verse. While I've not had to struggle with alcohol and no longer work outside the home, I have tried to apply this more to my eating habits. But that is not what God has been convicting me about lately with this verse. It has been about taking care of my home and family for the glory of God.
It is easy to take the privilege of being a stay at home mom for granted. I am home all day, so the dishes and other housekeeping can wait.I am busy checking my favorite blogs, I can read the kids a book later.My Bible isn't going anywhere, I'll do my devotions later on...maybe while the kids nap.And there are many more things that I can take for granted. But are the tasks I am avoiding for the moment the very reason Go…
Willow Ridge by Jen
Cudmore is a western novella set in a nineteenth century Oregon gold rush town,
Willow Ridge. It weaves the tale of the people who settle this emerging mining
town. Lives of outlaws, Indians, businessmen, and townspeople intersect in this
gold rush era. Tales of survival, love, and faith bring this story to life.
I enjoyed watching the characters find common ground and I
was drawn to continue reading. The author does a good job of painting a picture
of a booming mining town and creating realistically human characters. I had a
hard time putting the book down once I got into it, and I look forward to the
next in the series to learn more of the people in Willow Ridge. I
was given a free copy of this by the author. I was not required to post a
positive review, just give my own opinion.