Monday, January 30, 2006

BODY AND SOUL

It is a good reminder that "soul" work also involves bodies--feeding them, clothing them, caring for them and about them. "When you do it unto the least of these, my brethren, you do it unto Me," said Jesus.

A prospective donor for ├ůmy Carmichael's work in India ( saving temple children used for immoral "services"), sent a stipulation with his money--he wanted it used only " for evangelistic work, not buildings." Amy wrote to the gentleman: "Well, one can't save and then pitchfork souls into heaven. There are times when I heartily wish we could. And as for buildings, souls (in India, at least) are more or less securely fastened into bodies. Bodies can't be left to lie about in the open, and as you can't get the souls out and deal with them separately, you have to take them both together. What then is to be done?" (from A Chance to Die by E. Elliot)

In the calling of motherhood, we can sometimes feel like we are only doing mundane "body" work. As we do our duties today, let us remember that every body God has given us to care for houses an eternal soul!

"Learn to commend thy daily acts to God, so shall the dry every-day duties of common life be steps to heaven, and lift thy heart thither.--E. B. Pusey

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

DAILY TASKS

Learn to commend thy daily acts to God. So shall the dry, every-day duties of common life be steps to heaven, and lift thy heart thither.
--E. B. Pusey

Thursday, January 19, 2006

EFFICIENCY

Multi-tasking is not new. A Dutch woman in the long ago darned her husband's socks while she read from a book propped upon the windowsill. Her foot rocked the sleeping baby's cradle. And all the while, she sat upon a cheese, pressing it for market.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

My First Post

The Lord opened my heart at The Wilds Camp in NC in 1971. I'm an MK and grew up in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. I had an exciting childhood in a godly home. There was nothing better than motorcyling around bustling Chittagong, clinging to my dad for dear life, and throwing out tracts to passersby!
My husband of 30 years is a man who seeks hard after God, and is the prophet, priest and king of our home, and my best friend! He is an ENT surgeon. We have 6 children on earth, 1 in heaven, and have homeschooled for 16 years. Our 2 oldest boys are married to wonderful ladies, and we have been blessed with 4 "grands" so far! (No. 5 due out at the end of February.) Our only daughter is a senior at BJU, and I continue to homeschool our last 3 boys. I revel in my calling as wife and mother, and want to share that passion with others.