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Over at Generation Cedar, Kelly has this wonderful story by Ann Voskamp, and I’d like to quote some of it here:


"The mundane, ordinary things are genuinely tremendous undertakings requiring Christ-courage. Who has the courage to live a life of little, unnoticed sacrifices? Loving an angry child, making a bed, kneading dough in the kitchen.

Voluntarily picking up a trail of discarded socks. Gratefully, folding up a damp towel abandoned on the bathroom floor. Carefully placing a tossed pair of shoes into the closet. This is our life: a mosaic of little things, daily sacrifices in small, quiet pieces.

At its very essence, this Christ-life is about the little things being the greatest things of all. Christ Himself told us: Whoever wants to be great in God’s kingdom must learn to be a servant of all.

And when will I hands-and-mouth-and-feet-remember that this little stuff is the truly noble stuff—the Jesus-stuff? Didn’t He too do great things that seemed so little: washing feet, and gathering children close on lap? Dying on a tree.

In His kingdom heroes live hidden, medal-less lives, lives laid down."

I thought this was so good!  You can read the whole thing at Ann Voskamp’s site:  A Holy Experience, the Making of Heroes .

It’s convicting to me, that’s for sure!   Sometimes we get discouraged doing the mundane, daily things.  Yet that is the stuff greatness is made of.

Lord, help me to be great in Your sight, to serve with a happy, joyful heart in all the routine, ordinary stuff of life.  And may You, the Master Weaver, take all the threads and weave them into a beautiful tapestry–the tapestry of our family life.   Ultimately, may it glorify and point to the One Who gave the materials, the skill, the wisdom, the strength, the grace, the guidance, to the weak individuals that make up the tapestry. 

A Tapestry of Divine Love.

A Tapestry of Divine Grace.

A Tapestry of Eternal Life.

A Tapestry of Divine Glory.

A Tapestry of You in our lives.

For Him Who Is My ALL,

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"Home and family seemed by providence
to be my special field of duty."
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