We’ve received around 10 inches of rain so far this month (our average precipitation for the whole month is 7.5). So, yes, it feels as if we’re drowning some days.
We’re headed into our busiest holiday stretch. And that’s why Lola puked all over me yesterday. Yes, it felt as if I were drowning.
Immanuel, here with us.
In sun or rain. Health or sickness. Joy or heartache. Accomplishments or failed attempts.
:: Failing at Advent @ by Tresta at Sharp Paynes [Love this. LOVE it. I am the mother of good intentions. So many of them.]
"Necessity might be the mother of invention, but I am the mother of good intentions. So many of them."
"I want my own burning bushes but these are the terms: tell me what I want to hear, show me You’re with me, and let’s do this now because I’m tired of waiting."
:: The Brutally Honest Christmas Card @ D.L. Mayfield [Vulnerablility. Let’s be kind this Christmas season to everyone who crosses our path.]
"Immanuel, here with me because of my failures."
:: When They Saw the Star @ CiRCE
Aquinas tells us that, “Wonder is…desirderium sciendi, the desire for knowledge, active longing to know.”:: You Barely Make a Difference and It’s a Good Thing @ Glory to God for All Things [This was a difficult blog post to read and I’m still struggling with it, but I love how Andrew Kern summed it up on FB: "Love your neighbor and let God decide if it will make a difference. When you try to make a difference, you are turning Christ like love into power over others."]
We have no commandment from God to make the world a better place. We have no commandment from God to “make a difference.” Only God makes a difference, and only God knows what “better” would actually mean. As Christians, the proper life is one lived in accordance with the commandments. We should love. We should forgive. We should be generous and kind. We should give thanks to God always and for everything.:: The Difference Between Art and Entertainment @ Goins, Writer [Excellent article.]
Entertainment makes us feel good. Art, on the other hand, transforms us.:: Promises That Can't Be Kept: Why education rightly done is a path and not a method by Matt Bianco @ CiRCE
We pursue education because it is right and worthy, not because it guarantees anything.:: 10 Things Your Homeschool Friend Won’t Tell You (but wishes you knew) @ Lea Ann Garfias
She’s just like you.:: How Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type Prepares For The Holidays @ Thought Catalog (A funny post to end on…)
[Me] ISFJ – Settles down to watch their favorite holiday specials that they’ve been enjoying every year since childhood.
[Luke] ESFJ – Starts viciously baking and freezing treats two months ahead of time. Nearly explodes with excitement planning their holiday party.