"If I am going to be the joyful mother of joyful children,
I have to lean into the seasons,
to enjoy my children, to enjoy my limitations."
Sally Clarkson Part 1 of chapter 1 of
Seasons of a Mother's Heart
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God,
to present your bodies as a living sacrifice,
holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
that by testing you may discern what is the will of God,
what is good and acceptable and perfect.
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We put our rights and agendas into God's hands,
this is the day the Lord has made.
It is a choice of my will. I will choose joy.
Part 2 of chapter 1 of her book
Seasons of a Mother's Heart.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
"If we are going to portray Christ to our children
and show them what He looks like
we can't expect for them to not be whiny if we are whiny,
we can't expect them to be joyful if we are not living within the circumstances in our life that the Lord has ordained for us."
"So when we come to this area of celebrating life we have to choose to be thankful and learn to be content and live before our children with a joyful heart."
"Celebrate the reality of God's love in the presence of them so we can establish a foundation in our home of celebrating life"
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