Whether your mother is loving or distant, caring or critical, this is a place to stop and reflect about the challenge of that maternal bond.
All daughters and mothers are welcome!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

SELF Denial

I can't think of a better crash course in "dying to self"  than motherhood!

Come to think of it, that's why grandparenting is sooooooooo delightful...we get all the joy and much less sacrifice. =)
Those long sleepless nights at the beck and call of your infant, the worries over extreme diaper rash or hacking coughs and high temperatures!  Been there, done that and paid my dues.

BUT, I wish I lived closer to my daughter and Grands to give them some relief, "comic" and otherwise!
As the mother of two boys, she sounds tired but upbeat.  Her husband is precious and Her GOD is faithful.
What a blessing to see my daughter's family following JESUS with their time, talents and treasure.
I am so blessed to be a witness of their faith and thankful to GOD for His mercy to all of us.

Indeed, on this Thankful Thursday I praise GOD for the FRUIT of FAITH, for lives that are being transformed by the power of His Holy Spirit, for the blessings of self-denial.

How about you?

Is there something difficult in your life right now that is exacting all of your patience and endurance?
Are you running out of steam?
Take up your cross and follow HIM!
Press into His Goodness and let His Joy be your strength.
You'll never regret it!


  1. Thank you, our Faithful Lord, for the fruitful legacy of faith that lives on to the next generation of Jess's family! Peace, joy, and love to you, Jess! :)

  2. So very true....everything that you said! :)
    Looking forward to "grandparenting" someday!

  3. I am thankful that all my teens are serving the Lord and not following the croud.

    It is posssible to raise kids who do not walk away from the Lord, even in this culture where anything goes.

    Great post!

  4. Hi! Jess, such a sweet post! I am so Thankful that my children just live kinda right down the road from me(all within 10-12 mile radius) and almost daily one is in and out and at least one of grands I see daily! I just Praise God that I am available to help out when needed! Have a great day!