Posts Tagged ‘Sheila Walsh’

At times, I’m struck by my status of being just-an-ordinary-someone.  I like it that way.   I’m even comforted by my everyday-run-of-the-mill-wife-and-mother-role.  Why?  Because there is nothing about me that could have won God over or swayed Him to consider whether or not I might be a possible heavenly recruit.  He chose me as His own because of His amazing, incomprehensible love.

Imagine El Roi, the God who sees, reviewing resumes before extending the Good News invitation.

“Hmmm…this one…Tammy Kennington?  Not too promising.  Her credentials are listed here.  Parents?  Divorced.  Temperament?  Avoids conflict and tends to beat around the bush.  Children?  Gentle, but perceived as weak by some.  Faith?  Doesn’t rely on Me like she should.

What a frightening scenario!

Thankfully, the Lord of all mercy and grace offers access to His throne and to His kingdom in spite of my messed up, trying-hard-to- get- it-right, ordinary self.  Ordinary is alright when I have an extraordinary God.

Scripture for Reflection

I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.  (Romans 8:29 MSG)

Recommended Reading

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Come as You Are by Sheila Walsh

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Legacy:  something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past legacy of the ancient philosophers  (www.merriam-webster.com)

I want to leave a legacy for my children.  Not a legacy of riches.  Not a “good” name.  Not even a standard of behavior to pattern their lives after.  I want my children to know how to commit themselves to family, love those who are unloved, and realize their purpose in life.   Most of all, I want my children to grow up in a home full of Christ.  But, how?

Even with all of my good intentions, how can I pass on such lofty concepts when I can’t live up to them myself?  It all begins with sharing the truth of Christ.

Feel free to join me these next two weeks as we explore ways to leave our children with a legacy that lasts more than a lifetime.

Scripture for reflection  Listen, dear friends, to God’s truth, bend your ears to what I tell you.  I’m chewing on the morsel of a proverb;  I’ll let you in on the sweet old truths,  Stories we heard from our fathers,  counsel we learned at our mother’s knee.  We’re not keeping this to ourselves,  we’re passing it along to the next generation—  God’s fame and fortune,  the marvelous things he has done Psalm 78:1-4

Recommended books

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