December 13, 2007

We Interrupt this Blogging Break

I know I said I'm taking a break. I am. Really. But I started a new book this morning, and am already enthralled. I can see this will bring much blogging material in 2008.

I'm giving you a taste to whet your appetite.

When we realized that having children isn't about us but is rather about God, then the trials and sacrifices of parenting are more easily borne. We see the purpose behind the difficulty, and we remind ourselves, "This isn't about me; it's about him." The ultimate issue is no longer how proud my children make me, but how faithful I've been to discharge the duties God has given me.
~"Sacred Parenting" by Gary Thomas


I could ponder that thought alone til 2008!

8 comments:

Mel's World said...

Wow, that is incredible! It is something that you know in your heart, but your head sometimes fails to catch up. I will have to check this book out...thanks for the "teaser".

Melissa

Melissa H. said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've been struggling lately to be a working mom to a 5 year old daughter and a 3 year old son who is all boy all the time! I'll definitely have to get this book and try to change my perspective on parenting. I love your blog and check it out often...thanks.
Melissa H. (touchofglory.wordpress.com)

Janelle said...

OH, WOW!!

I can't wait for more. That hit the nail on the head for me.

Rachel Anne said...

Great "teaser!" I will look forward to your thoughts after your break.

I took a break this summer and ended up posting twice on my first day of the break. Sometimes just THINKING you have freedom NOT to blog is pretty great....

Alana said...

Sounds like a great book. I look forward to hearing more!

Tiffany said...

Ok, I need to be reading this book! Can't wait to hear more. By the way, thanks for the kind comment on my blog. It's very nice to meet you as well. Please stop by any time!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

I just bought "Sacred Influence". I may have to get this one too!

I would love to hear more...

Jenn said...

Thanks for stopping by. That sound like an incredible book. So often I find myself looking to 'be proud' of my children in order to 'pat myself on the back.' How backwards! What a great reminder that is isn't all about me but Him!