Thursday, July 17, 2008

I found another one...

I found another blog I couldn't resist sharing. You can find it here.

I was introduced to Sally Clarkson through a dear friend and fellow homeschooling mom. Educating the Wholehearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson has been a major influence in our thoughts about educating our children. I attended a conference that the Clarksons put on for moms when I only had two wee ones at home and was truly blessed by the encouragement and refreshment I received. The message that especially stood out to me at the time was a word picture Mrs. Clarkson "drew" for us. She is a lover of tea and tea cups. She described (as I recall it) our lives as tea cups. We all have been given a different cup. My cup does not look like yours, or hers, or any one else's- it has been given especially to me. My "job" is to drink MY cup and to learn to be thankful for MY cup. I could get my mind around that one, it is forever filed away, to be pulled when needed.

Recently, I listened to the Wholehearted Mom's conference (2008) on CD. After listening to the cds I wanted to hear more! She touched on so many things the Lord has been teaching me in my life lately. I knew she had a blog out there somewhere so I searched. After reading a few choice entries and filling in what I heard on the conference cds I am processing the reality that my life will not fit in my box. I am an idealist. I have expectations for how things should happen. This is slightly unfortunate in that life rarely happens how we expect (especially when you live with people-haha). I am glad but occasionally alarmed that God is so much bigger than my box. I am learning to drink from the cup He has given me-I wish I was faster (at learning, that is). He is so very good (and patient!). So, take a gander at "I Take Joy". I hope it will be a source of encouragement for you.

1 comment:

Gardens of Lace said...

I love you blog! I am so glad I get to keep up with you and your family. I love the illustration on the teacup. That was such a great reminder not to compare my journey with someone elses. Thank you for sharing!

Kimberly Law