Mean Moms, Child Idolatry and the Only Way Out

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Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.

Alice Walker

 

 

“Mom, she doesn’t like me.” she says in a manner beyond her years.

I try to brush it off, give her words of encouragement, but know there is probably a grain of truth in the middle. With a child who is both sensitive and extremely intelligent, I have witnessed more than my share of minor (and not so minor) injustices. I was sadly disappointed in what I closely observed as a mom willing to volunteer in an extracurricular activity group.  I recognized then that there are some who step up, not because they love children, but because they love their own children. Other children are tolerated, unless they are useful in some way to the parent’s agenda for the child. If your child fits the mold, expectation and standard they set, great. Otherwise…the labels are slapped on, and the adults who could be part of the solution by their position become part of a more complicated and complex problem.

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I Will… (My To Do List for Spring)

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This morning I am blessed hearing the birds chirping outside my window. The winter months have been hard on the birds, wildlife and all of us here in the East. But, Spring is finally emerging, shaking off her sleepiness and shining on us. I wrote this list one morning a couple of weeks ago as I sat with my planner, Bible and journal. I think I was feeling overwhelmed, behind and cluttered in every way. I shared a picture the list of my little reminders to myself on Social Media and received so many positive comments I thought I’d share it here on the blog.

May the words inspire you to make your own list of  affirming reminders for days you feel overwhelmed.

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I Am More

Happy National Poetry Month!

I am happy to say that I have  finally linked all of the poems shared on this blog in one place- You can find them by hovering over the Writing {is} Life tab or clicking HERE.

Tonight I am joining with fellow poets at dVerse Poets Pub and sharing a fresh from the pen and out of the journal poem which I wrote Tuesday.

Enjoy!

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My Journal Love: Leather Violet Peony Journal

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This month Random Journal Day falls on Easter Weekend…which means to say it is EXTRA special. Actually it means that everyone is probably really super busy. As for me, I am joining in with a different sort of post for this particular occasion.

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Your Glory Be (Meditation of the Redeemed)!

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“Redeemer of The World” – oil on linen – 36″ x 48″ Contact C. Michael Dudash/Mission House Artworks for more information

My One Word for 2015 is Redeemed.

Let those who have been redeemed by the LORD declare it— those whom he redeemed from the power of the enemy,” Psalm 107:2

May those redeemed shout it from the rooftops!

This blog is my rooftop.

#iamredeemed

Have a blessed Easter.

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