Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mustard Seed Planting : Matthew 5 :3-12

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?

The  B-I-B-L-E

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?


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!! ****


Rebecca (me!) said...

You're not late! I leave the linky up for 4 days to give everyone a chance....Thanks for linking up! Love your post!

Nicole said...

Thanks for doing these! I didn't know what to ask so I just had Maddie ask me some questions!

I love all the answers but love the tree one. I am right there with ya!

Also love the dancing answer. Same here!

Yes you are one crafty momma!
Thanks for sharing the Crafty Tuesday too!!!

Hope you have a great day!!!

Anonymous said...

Great verses. I loved the poem, as well. When we look at our children with that perspective, it's easy to see the big picture to our sacrifices.

Warren Baldwin said...

Great verse and poem.

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