Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Disclaimer to Battle Plans Post

By the way, if you read my posts and get this dream picture of what an amazing person I am, please know that I fail and fall like everyone else.   In fact, due to an ostomy disaster this morning, my blood pressure which is always low was high due to my response to the mess I had to deal with.   I am as real as you and I stumble, I trip, and I fall all the time.   I struggle to keep up with my housework.  I do school through the summer to keep us on track.   I don't always juggle my responsibilities well and have been known to forget to pay a bill.  The battle plan post is about the things I preach to myself and choose to do as I turn to the Lord to meet all my needs.   Thanks for the sweet comments they do encourage me but I'm as much as a work in progress as you.    The good news is you can serve a God, Jesus Christ, who loves even cracked pots such as ourselves in order for His light to shine through.

1 comment:

Anna @ Feminine Adventures said...

Such a beautiful disclaimer, Michelle! Your battle plan looks amazing, but I love what you said about God loving even cracked vessels like us.

Sending hugs and prayers as you battle on!

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