Monday, December 08, 2008

Vickie Farris Book

I've had Vickie Farris' A Mom Just Like You sitting on my night stand for months, now, and finally picked it up a couple of weeks ago. It was an easy read, and although I was expecting a little more depth, it was a very encouraging and practical guide to mothering and homeschooling a large family. Here's a little snippet:
The life of a home school mom is about much more than textbooks and dirty dishes. As we ordinary home school moms give of ourselves to create Christ-centered homes, we show the self-sacrificial love of Jesus to a hurting world. As our children grow, they can go forth into the world as 'arrows in the hands of a mighty warrior.'....Indeed, the vision is amazingly large. But I believe it can be realized as we rely on the extraordinary power of God to work through our ordinary lives...Let's remember this truth and keep our perspective during the hard days. No test score, kitchen floor, or casserole will prove our ultimate worth or success, nor does the power of God lie in these things---although He may use them. Just as Christ both used and transcended earthly elements like loaves, fishes, water, and wine, so will He both use and transcend the simply little acts of faithful service that mark our daily lives. God can do extraordinary things through moms just like you. I am confident that as you yield to Him, even in your frustration, fatigue, and weakness, He will use you to impact the world in mighty ways. God can grow strong trees of righteousness--a mighty spiritual heritage--from our small seeds of service. Until then, let's simply be faithful to plant, water, and weed, expectantly waiting for God to give the increase.

"And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary." Galatians 6:9
This might not be a 'buy-er', so I'd be happy to loan it to anyone interested!

1 comment:

Jenia said...

So glad you got a chance to read! I hope it was encouraging even if it was an 'easy read'!
Moms can always use encouragement in these busy lives we lead.