Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A Living, Daring Confidence
But what does that daily faith look like? When your toddler has emptied the Tupperware all over the kitchen floor for the umpteenth time while you are trying to finish a science experiment with your oldest child, what does that faith look like? When the dishwasher starts leaking during a history lesson that should have been done a week or more ago, what does that faith look like? When you answer the phone during "school hours" and, one by one, your children disappear to focus on anything but their assigned work, what does that faith look like? Oftentimes, that daily faith-in-action eludes us, doesn't it? Or at least it can feel that way. Read more.