Thursday, October 06, 2005

Name Of My Blog

I love to read. I especially love to read God's word and books that will encourage me in my growth in Godliness. One book that has greatly impacted me is Stepping Heavenward, hence the name of my blog, by Elizabeth Prentiss. It is her journey of her life from age sixteen to her grown up later years. She begins...

"I determined, in the first place, to begin this journal. To be sure, I have begun half a dozen, and gotten tired of them after a while. Not tired of writing them, but disgusted with what I had to say about myself. But this time I mean to go on, in spite of everything. It will do me good to read it over, and see what a creature I am."

How true that is in my own life. I have often re-read my own writings from years past and have been utterly disgusted by who I am. Which is really nothing more or less than a wretched sinner in need of a savior! Oh but for that reason alone I keep them displayed on our bookshelf so when I start to think more of myself than I ought I can pick up any one of the ten and get a great big dose of humility.

I am also inspired by her view on mothering. When her sister criticized her for having another child Elizabeth's respone was...

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which it dwells is worthy all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other darlings had left me. Yes my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother's heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am how truly, how wondrously blest!

There have been many late nights with Trevor, more I admit then I signed up for, where I hear a voice repeating " How rich I am how truly, how wondrously blest!" Which leads me to more prayers and thanksgiving for the gifts the Lord has given me.

I realize I have nothing new to offer the blogging world. This blog won't be up on current events or politics being that it's a good day when I know what's going on outside my house let alone the world abroad. I fear my days of studying for hours and hours on election and atonement are over. I have to fight daily just to get a few scriptures read to feed my soul. I am a wife and mother, trying to live out the Gospel in every area of my life for the glory of God.

So forgive my often lack of depth in my blog- it will appear from time to time. But mostly this is a place where I can rejoice in being a mother and share with all who care how my little ones are growing. And probably more important how my little ones are growing me.

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Chris Daukas said...

I love you sweetie! Thank you for living the gospel even better than writing about it....