I managed to catch my little guy posing yesterday with this thoughtful little smirk, and I couldn’t help but caption it with some of his favorite things.
But enough about cute little people, here are some worthwhile places I stopped on the Web this week:
Motherhood is Manna – Erin Davis makes a much-needed point here that though our children are blessings & answers to prayer, we often find ourselves complaining to God as if they are a burden to carry. She says, “I asked God for children. He rained down beautiful gifts, straight from heaven. And my default is to gripe.” Read the whole thing and then ask yourself the question she presents, “Are you managing your manna well?”
The Most Disobeyed Commandment in the Church? – This one might sting you a little! Have you ever considered granting honor and respect to President Obama in a way that is similar to the honor and respect you give your mother and father? It seems we should. Please note that the author uses the Westminster Larger Catechism as his primary support for the point he makes, but let us also note what he explains in a comment to critics:
The catechism is a brief summary of biblical teaching. As other commenters have pointed out, it’s not too difficult to find the verses that support the principle, but the catechism helps to gather together the teaching in a succinct summary – quite helpful for a brief blog post. Romans 13 is an application of the moral principle summarized in the fifth commandment.
Those We Lead – This article is encouraging pastor’s wives, especially experienced pastor’s wives, to care for the women they are leading. She says, “I am not the leader of these women. They all have so much leadership in them that quite frankly, they could lead me on any given day. Despite my peaches ‘n cream complexion, I am the oldest one here and have the most experience as a pastor’s wife and woman in ministry. Because of that, I try my best to be their friend, encourage them, pray for them and just be there should they need an ear.”
Aspartame in Milk – This article from US News is a few weeks old, but it was just brought to my attention by Jacqueline at Deep Roots at Home. I try very hard to avoid anything that contains aspartame after realizing how sick it seemed to make my son while he was breastfed. There are a number of reasons to avoid it, I’ve learned, and I couldn’t believe they were looking to add it to milk as a way to get more kids to drink it!
On that same subject, Jacqueline also shared an informative post on the health effects of sugar vs. aspartame.
Lastly, below is a song that my husband sang in church last week to encourage our widows and widowers who were honored with a luncheon after service. If you have experienced grief after the loss of a Christian loved one, this song is full of comforting truth.
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