I'm a day late in linking up with Mustard Seed Planting due to computer-related issues, but as I seem to be saying all too often lately ~ better late than never!
This week, I feel led to Matthew 5: 3-12 ~ The Beatitudes......perhaps because my life at the moment is helter-skelter crazy/busy ~ ~ I feel the urge to focus on this well-known passage that calls my heart back to the basic characteristics of a Christian life.
I am currently re-reading The Journey of a Mother's Heart by Glenda Malmin as part of my daily quiet time. It was in a chapter of this book that I felt the pull to this week's scripture ~ bringing to the forefront of the daily chaos the fact that my jobs as "Wife" and "Mom" are the most important jobs......and one of the greatest blessings......that I have.
Focusing on the job of "Mom", I'm borrowing from the book a poem from and unknown author:
I took a piece of plastic clay
And idly fashioned it one day.
And as my fingers pressed it still,
It bent and yielded to my will
I came again when days were past,
That bit of clay was hard at last.
My early impress still it bore,
And I could change its form no more.
You take a piece of living clay
And gently form it day by day,
Molding with your power and art,
A young boy's soft and yielding heart.
You come again when years are gone,
It is a man you look upon.
Your early impress still he bore
And you can change him never more.
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I was also recently tagged by Nicole at Coming Alive in Christ, so here are her eight questions & my answers for this meme:
1. Do you like meatballs?
Yes, but not the ones in the freezer section at the grocery store. I prefer homemade, thank you very much! : )
2. What is your favorite pizza?
Veggie w/ thin crust & red pepper flakes sprinkled on top : )
3. What is your favorite store?
Favorites can be hard for me.........Grocery - Publix; Clothing - Ann Taylor Loft; Target vs. Walmart - Target
4. What is your favorite book?
5. Would you like to live in a tree?
I would not, could not live in a tree
I could not, would not ~ don't you see?
A happy girl I would not be
For in a tree, there's no A/C!!!
6. What is your favorite color?
♥ PINK ♥
7. Do you like to dance and sing to music?
Yes, I do.....but I am a white girl with no groove, so my children are the only ones allowed to see me dance. I do sing, but wish I was more talented at that than I am. : )
8. Do you like making crafts?
Yes.....I am one crafty mama!!
**** If you're a crafty mama too, visit Nicole on Tuesdays at her other blog
and link up with her Crafty Tuesday meme!! ****