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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘In The Trenches’ Category

The Wild Mercy Show

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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All Mercy, All.the.time.

“The toddler years are terrible, because toddlers, cute as they are, must be watched every minute of every day or they may dismantle the entire neighborhood. Your parents will try to tell you: “Blink your eyes and they’ll be all grown up,” but don’t you believe it. And for heaven’s sake, don’t try it. I blinked my eyes and my toddlers broke the dining-room table.” Teresa Bloomingdale

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True Beauty

Monday, May 5th, 2014

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Thank you to Rebekah for kicking me into gear with this post I’ve been sitting on for a while now. I won’t write a lot because I think most women all too familiar with the problem we have with “negative body image”. We’re all very familiar with the lies our culture crams down our throats so need to go into that either. We all struggle in our own ways, if you don’t struggle wonderful! What a gift! I’ve met some of you ladies and you’re my heroes!

I just wanted to share some posts and quotes I’ve come across over the last few months that said things I needed to hear.

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The Office of Mother Part II

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

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Continuing yesterday’s post on the wisdom I’m gleaning in my vocation as mother, here are a few more stunning points I’d like to make.

The Office of Mother Part I

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

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First of all have any of you noticed that I’m turning into a Posting Machine! I think I’m finally coming out of the Pregnancy and Post-partum malaise that I spend the majority of my life in. I’m working out, watching what I eat and most days getting things done!

But enough of that, on with the post that got WAY too long so now it’s a 2 parter.

This Fall I read Family Vocation: God’s Calling in Marriage, Parenting and Childhood by Gene Edward Veith Jr. I recommend it. He made some very comforting points in his chapter on The Office of Motherhood. I wanted to share a few.

I also wanted to talk a bit of what I’m learning in my office of mother. I don’t consider myself a fount of wisdom, I’m still very much in survival mode of parenting (maybe that never changes….), in the trenches of life with littles and just trying to figure it all out. But for what it’s worth I thought I’d discuss a few things I’m being taught in this vocation.

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