In the past week or so, there have been so many good things out there online that I can not help but post a few links.  Three relate to parenting, one relates to marriage, all relate to faith… and even if you don’t have kids, a spouse, or faith, I wholeheartedly recommend that you check these out.

  • My dear friend/college roommate Rachel hit the nail on the head with this post yesterday.  Mother’s day, she says, “puts me, again, on my knees. Hoping that what I can give and who I am will be enough. That what I have will be sufficient for my children. Praying that Christ will fill in the gaps for them. That He will work a loaves & fishes kind of miracle with my meager efforts.”  Haven’t we all been there?  Shoot, I’m there now.
  • Another great parenting post here.  “Could it be we’ve made parenting too complicated? Isn’t the most important thing not what we do but who we are as parents? They will see our character before they remember our exact rules regarding television and twinkies,” Kevin suggests.
  • I posted this link on facebook this week, but it’s definitely worth posting here too.  Love this blog, love this post… lovelovelove it.  “Let’s stop quibbling about what competent mothers are choosing for their kids, and step it up for the kids that don’t have one.”  Yes!!
  • And finally, if you still haven’t watched the video here, do it!  It’s gone pretty viral this week for good reason.  Because I can’t say it better than John Piper (um, DUH)… “Being satisfied in God (or anything) always seems easier when all is going well. But when things you love are being stripped out of your hands, then the test is real. If God remains precious in those moments, then his supreme worth shines more brightly. He is most glorified.”

Enjoy!  And don’t forget… I need your email address if you want access to the soon-to-be top-secret, super-special private blog.  🙂  I think I’ll give you Sunday as a deadline.  Because I can.  🙂

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