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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mothers, pay attention

I NEEDED to read this article today. Carolyn, at GirlTalk, reminds mothers of their wonderful duty of mothering, to take great delight in it, and to be careful along the way.

Here's a snippet:

...if there’s one concern I have for this generation of mothers, it is the potential for distraction.

Blogs, facebook, twitter and texting allow moms at home to stay connected with the outside world like never before; the Internet makes it possible for women to contribute skills and gifts to the church and the marketplace, while at home with their children. These are all tremendous blessings, and when used wisely, can bless and serve our families and glorify God.

But we must be watchful that these “other things” don’t distract us from our primary task of mothering. We must walk carefully through this season, with all its opportunities, and make the best use of our time with our children

If we are distracted by projects or pleasure, we may miss valuable teaching moments, opportunities to encourage, disobedience that requires discipline, or a chance to show affection. These moments, once lost, are gone forever....

HT: Carolyn Mahaney

4 comments:

The Montgomery Family said...

My BIGGEST fear...

Melissa said...

I second that, Tera!

Tasha said...

Ouch! I needed to read that also. As I'm sitting here on the computer...

The Zevacs said...

i love girltalk...and i wish that i could be friends with all of them. :)

what wise words.