Our Blessed Life

Friday, September 05, 2008

Perspective in the Mundane

For today's post, I'm borrowing a quote from Dorothy Patterson, via Lindsay Edmond's website, Passionate Homemaking. I noticed this quote on her blog the other day, and it was just what my soul needed to hear. I really have so many "Martha" tendencies, when I need to be more of a "Mary." And more every day, I am wrestling and grappling with who and what God designed me to be as a wife and mother - keeper of the home.

Here's the quote:

“Busyness is not godliness. God is not impressed with your production capacity as much as He is concerned that the product of your home - your own children - be chiseled and molded and perfected to the best of your ability. You may tire of this mundane task, but the Lord admonishes you not to grow weary and promises to supply the energy and strength as needed in this all-important task (Isa. 40:28-31). God’s strength is for what He plans for you to do - not stamina for everything you might want to do!”

~Dorothy Patterson, Handbook for Ministers’ Wives


  • At 7:05 PM, Blogger Teesa and Bill said…

    I have personally heard her say that to me in a small group of women in Thailand. I'm glad to be reminded of it now. Thanks.


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