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Everyday Moments: Holy Moments in a Mother's Day
Everyday Moments Holy Moments in a Mother's Day Author:Dale Hanson Bourke Somewhere among the dishes and diapers, the runny noses anad carpool lines are glimpses of grace. These are the moments when God reaches into our everyday lives and--if we let him--performs miracles. He takes muddly little hands and transforms them into instruments of love. He empowers stumbling bedtime prayers with eternal wisdom. And some ... more »days he even makes McDonald's seem like a cathedral.
"These are holy moments. Too often we forget to stop and treasure them. But when we do, we are humbled by the awesome discovery that God gave us children not so much that we can teach, but so that we can learn.
"These are not extraordinary events," says Dale Hanson Bourke, "and I am not an extraordinary mother. I lose my patience far too often. My words don't match my actions. My children are not the best behaved, and they often wear mismatched clothes. Despite all of this, perhaps because of it, we are learning and growing and discovering more about ourselves and God each day. These discoveries are everyday miracles. Ordinary, but life-changing. Basic, but holy.
Writing with the honesty that has made her column one of the most popular features in Today's Christian Woman magazine for the past ten years, Dale shares the struggles of all Christian women who are trying to live their faith in the real world. And on those days when being a Mom takes all your energy and patience and then some, these short, heart-touchig stories from the personal family life of another mother will help put the demands of motherhood into perspective.
You'll laugh and cry with Dale as she tells how motherhood has made her forever vulnerable, taught her that love is not something tobe earned, helped her recapture a sense of wonder, and given her a clearer understanding of the miracle of Christ's forgiveness.
In story after story you will see so very clearly how God uses little children to lead--to welcome strangers, to open the eyes of a bigot, and to teach amother that only He is truly in control.