I had nothing to say.
Then I looked in the comments and read this.
I love you guys.
I'm a stay at home mom, I guess, by the standard description - who is SO BLESSED to be able to do these gigs that support our family, without having to do a 9-5 or 7-7. I work lots of nights at the supper club, but the kids are at dinner and bedtime by that point. When we adopted our first two boys, I was working full time in a consuming job at a growing church, and my husband went to part time on Intervarsity staff so that the kids were home with a parent every day... So I guess I've been on both 'sides' of the conversation.
I am with the rest of you, though. We have to stop picking on each other and choosing sides. I think this really does fall into the category of adding to the beauty - of singing with grace the song that The Lord calls us to sing season by season. I remind myself regularly that It's all worship. It's all sacred, no matter how you slice it - when done with the desire to honor The Lord and create a loving and safe environment for your family, no matter the season. So you,Donna, are going to be the best darned school commuter there could possibly be. And you, dear MS, while you're hatching a new one, are going to, fully redeemed and with grace on your lips, work that night desk with all the glory you can muster, making it a sacred and holy place. And I am going to fold that mountain of laundry in Jesus' name.
It sounds a little corny, I think. But then again, redemption comes in strange places. ;)
Love you QLCS,Stephie
Thank you Stephie.
Your words and thoughts bless me.
Thank you God for leading Steph to this blog.
The perfect song.
It comes in helping a soul find it's worth.
Add to the beauty,
tell a better story,
shine with a light that's burning up inside.