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Humble Pie, With a Scoop of Grace & Truth

Today is my first “official” post over at This Sisterhood, where I’ll be writing every Monday. Come along with me as I reflect on some of the lessons of humility I’m learning through parenting. And while you’re there, check out some of the other gifted writers who are part of This Sisterhood!

 

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I didn’t ever

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Oasis

Tonight

first time (as far as I remember)

both boys, asleep, by 8:30

and husband working.

Holy silence,

thank God!

 

I sit

with books, bible, journal, pen

anticipate

this nourishment

as necessary for my survival

as bread and sleep.

 

A startling wail.

I bound upstairs,

ask “what’s wrong?”

“I need some water.”

Bring

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Verbs – also known as ‘action words’

Pondered, this morning, Isaiah 1:17, in which God says this to his people:

Seek justice,
encourage the oppressed.
Defend the cause of the fatherless,
plead the case of the widow.

and I was struck by the verbs, their strength.

Seek,

encourage,

defend,

plead.

And I kind of wish he’d said something more like this

Consider justice,
smile at the oppressed.

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