Welcome to my Literacy Musing Mondays Party where we share about our growth in reading, writing, blogging, literacy, and learning.
My weekend filled itself with busyness as I traveled with my daughter to watch her play on her softball travel ball team. I returned Sunday at 7:34 p.m., very late for my Literacy Musing Mondays party. I hate being late for my own party.
I underestimated the amount of time we’d spend at the ballfield Sunday. Our team lost early one in the last tournaments in which we played. We lost yesterday too, but managed to place in the Silver Bracket. We won the first game and then had a play off for the bracket championship. The whole team played so well during the second game, coming so close to winning, but lost 4 to 2. They finished in second place illustrating growth in their skills since the beginning of the season.
Kate Motaung’s word this week at Five Minute Friday is “grow.” The performance of my daughter’s team inspired these quick five minute thoughts:
Life’s Growth Periods
Grow, growth and growing. We all move forward in our lives with many periods of growth.
As I watched my daughter and her teammates in their celebration, I begin to think about growth achievements for my own life.
Motivated by love and desire to spread God’s word, I aim to grow this blog to spread His good News.
I desire to grow my writing skills to motivate and inspire women everywhere to know Him better.
Most importantly, however, I want to grow close to Him. I hope to grow as His daughter, His disciple, and His follower.
Growth brings need for pruning, watering, and weeding. I love all the steps except the pruning, ouch. It is so necessary though so my life grows in the fullness of Him.
What are your goals for growth in your life. Is it to read more? To write more? To spend more time with family. To grow spiritually? Please share in the comments.
I am joining Kate’s Five Minute Friday link up. I wanted to introduce my readers to this great linkup which takes place each Friday. I hope you will consider joining it too.
Now on to our weekly Literacy Musing Monday’s linkup. First let’s
Now let’s celebrate reading and learning by reviewing:
Last Week’s Top Clicked Post!
In her post, Joy shares the mothering insights that she gleaned from reading Elisabeth Elliot The Shaping of a Christian Family. Her post encouraged me to check out this book. I loved the simple lessons that she shares. The most thought provoking lesson she shares is: “The process of shaping the child shapes the mother.”
“The process of shaping the child…shapes also the mother herself. Reverence for her sacred burden calls her to all that is pure and good, that she may teach primarily by her own humble, daily example.”
My Favorite Post of the Week:
By Bethany of FIRSTandSECONDblog
Bethany linked us to her blog, but this post is actually a guest post for Christine Duncan’s Precepts And Life Preservers blog. Bethany shares an uplifting message. Our days are filled with calamity and disappointments sometimes. Bethany reminds us:
“Our whole lives –every bit of them- are ordered according to God’s great plans because His will is the top priority.”
I needed this message this week as I watched my blog numbers decline a little bit, my pain increase, and other issues hit me. I am so glad my life is ordered by God. I hope you will read the rest of this post! I know it will encourage your heart.
Remember to check out other hosts’ blogs to see which posts from last week were their favorites.
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- Please remember this is a family-friendly linkup. Although we believe in the right for adults to read whatever they want to read, we prefer to read wholesome posts that feature literature that edify and uplift families. We reserve the right to delete any posts that are not family friendly. We love all kinds of literature and genres including family-friendly inspirational romances, fantasy, or science fiction. We do not welcome posts featuring books or writing with excessive violence, sexual content, or cursing. These posts will be deleted.
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Let’s Celebrate Reading and Learning together this week at Literacy Musing Mondays!
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