Friday, April 22, 2011

Mother Priorities

Dear Friends,

Forgive me for the neglect of my blog recently, but these have been very busy, and in some ways traumatic, couple of weeks for me. (For those of you reading this on Facebook: No, I am not cheating and coming back to Facebook; my blog RSS feed is attached to it! Frankly, I may never come back to stay, but that's another post for another day. Read on!)

I might be crazy busy, but I read something today that is helping me a bunch! A great blogging friend I love and admire posted some great thoughts yesterday, and I want to share them with all you wonderful ladies who read Old-Fashioned Motherhood.

Here's an excerpt of her simple, beautiful words of wisdom:

Are we pursuing the internet, book reading, TV time, shopping, crafting with the Spirit? Have we first done our family work for the day and ensured that everything is well ordered? Then with the Spirit directing us we will read the right book for the right amount of time. We will pursue worthwhile art that will bless our family. We will use the internet for a limited time to study or do family history. We will do it at the right time and for the right amount time because the Spirit will be our constant companion.

When we have the power of the Spirit, which comes from correct priorities, we will have that constant guide telling us what to do and how to live our lives. We will learn how to submit. We will have Christ has our 'living center.'
 Be sure to check out the full blog post HERE!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Encouraging Quotes

"We know that when our priorities are out of order, we lose power. It takes personal revelation every day to help us prioritize and re-prioritize and keep at bay the influences of the world that would draw us from what we are to do." 

"Righteous women have changed the course of history and will continue to do so, and their influence will spread and grow exponentially throughout the eternities."
~Julie B. Beck

"Mothers, cherish that role that is so uniquely yours and for which heaven itself sends angels to watch over you and your little ones. Yours is the work of salvation, and therefore you will be magnified, compensated, made more than you are, better than you are, and better than you have ever been. And if, for whatever reason, you are making this courageous effort alone, without your husband at your side, then our prayers will be all the greater for you. Know that in faith things will be made right in spite of you, or more correctly, because of you. We thank all of you, and tell you there is nothing more important in this world than participating so directly in the work and glory of God."

"May I say to mothers collectively, in the name of the Lord, you are magnificent. You are doing terrifically well. The very fact that you have been given such a responsibility is everlasting evidence of the trust your Father in Heaven has in you. He is blessing you and He will bless you, even—no, especially—when your days and your nights may be the most challenging. Rely on Him. Rely on Him heavily. Rely on Him forever. And 'press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope.'"
~Jeffrey R. Holland

I am praying for us all in our efforts today!

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