Monday, March 8, 2010

A few thoughts...

I ran across a couple of blog posts recently that have expressed thoughts that I have thought! Rather than steal their words, I decided I would post the link to their blogs, if you would like to check them out, use the links below:

I don't know that I would be gutsy enough to post this, but she makes some very good points:
Joining the journey

I came across this post and I wholeheartedly agree:
Why big families might be easier

And last but not least, my favorite:
I don't want my children to be happy

Okay, that covers a few of the things on my mind lately! I should blog this way more often, it is so much easier than expressing my thoughts myself!!!


MamaTod said...

Stacy, read your links and thought they were all good. Regarding the "joining the journey" post, I think the whole concept needs to be backed up one step. We, as Western Civ Christians, have unconsciously bought the idea that children are on our "to do" list, or "to acquire" list, even though we SAY they are blessings from God. Our (corporate) actions say "college degree, good job, spouse, house, kids, vacations, retirement fund," etc. etc. personalize to individual taste. We put people in with things, thus lowering the value of people. This attitude means we're constantly looking at OUR list to see what our next step is and whether or not other options fit our schedule. We believe we can and SHOULD control our family planning. We can find Scripture to back it up, something about stewardship. But we talk very little about Lordship, especially of our families. I think if we did, we'd see bigger families (likely happier as per the other post) of both biological AND adopted children. Our hearts would be open to all children, not just the ones we've planned to have.

It is also true that God won't call every family to be large. And He will call some people to be the support system for those who adopt; others He will call to singleness, or overseas missions, or....He doesn't have cookie cutter plans for any of us. It's easy to look at the decisions we've made and think everyone should be doing the same or something is wrong with their spiritual lives and that's simply not true.
Thanks for hearing me out! :)

Stacy said...

I competely agree with you! Had I actually typed out my thoughts, I would have included something along the lines of your thoughts in the second paragraph as well!