inspired living

Welcome back to Mother’s Day Out! This is the second post in this series.

To see the first post, go here.

Today’s post is based on a blog that I stumbled upon recently: The Inspired Family Magazine. In the About Us section, I read this quote:

“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.” Eric Liddle – Chariots of Fire

Mari, the founding contributor of this online magazine encouraged:  ”Fill this in with your answers:  I believe God has given me the honor of being a mother/father, guardian…., but he also made me _______. And when I _______ I feel His pleasure.” 
And this was her example.  ”Mine would be: I believe God has given me the honor of being a mom, but he also made me creative and compassionate.  And when I create and serve those around me; whether it’s in on cyberspace, in my community or in my home I feel His pleasure.”
Her message resonated with me and so I contacted Mari to see if she’d be okay with me incorporating her article into my series.  She graciously agreed.
I hope you will take the time to visit Inspired by Family Magazine and read the full article.  I think you will really appreciate Mari’s message.

I contacted a few other bloggers to fill in the blanks with their answers, and this is what they had to share.

Susan @ Living Rich on Less–”I believe God had given me the honor of being a wife, mother and ministry leader, but he also made me funny and creative. And when I inspire, motivate and encourage others with my crazy life stories and home improvement projects, I feel His pleasure.”

Debbie @ Debbiedoo’s Blogging and Blabbing–”I believe God has given me the honor of being a mother…., but he also made me STRONG and confident  And when I look at my boys  I feel His pleasure.”

Karianne @ Thistlewood Farms-”I believe God has given me the honor of being a mother……but he also gave me the ability to rejoice in the beauty of the everyday.  And when I take a moment to pause and celebrate the ordinary loveliness of the world around me, I feel his pleasure.”

My goal today is to stir us all to think about ourselves through the lens of God’s eyes and to stir your passions and exhort you to pursue your dreams.  It is very important that we as mothers take time out for ourselves.

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until next time,

Sharon

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

Comments

  1. Enjoyable post!

    Cynthia

  2. Thank you! I value the feedback and I’m glad you find it enjoyable.

  3. This post definitely gets us thinking. We get so caught up in our busy lives we forget to stop and think about the why we are doing it all!
    Thank you!!

  4. shirley@housepitalitydesigns says:

    Sharon…I love this post….!!!.. Going over to “fill in the blanks”…

  5. Thanks ladies. Shirley, I look forward to reading your response.

  6. What a thought provoking post. I love it. I have to think a minute. I will go over and fill in the blanks too. XO

  7. susanlivingrichonless says:

    Love it, Sharon! Great post.

  8. Katherines Corner says:

    Wonderful. Hugs!

  9. Thanks for being a part of it, Susan.

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