Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Mother's Paraphrase of James Chapter One:

I just finished reading a small booklet by Holly Elliff, a frequent guest on the Revive Our Hearts radio broadcast. She is the mother of eight children and authored this booklet called Turning the Tide Having More Children Who Follow Christ! One thing I thought was really neat was a paraphrase from James chapter one that was paraphrased for mothers.

"My sisters, when children of all ages crowd into your life, don't resent them as intruders but welcome them as friends. Realize that all of your children have come to test your faith (and your patience!) and to produce in you the quality of endurance. Let them grow up, accomplishing their purpose. Then you will be mature and complete and lacking in nothing. If, however, during the years you invest in them, you find that you lack wisdom in any moment, you have only to ask God, who is the source of all that we need, and He will give you abundant grace for the task at hand without making you feel foolish or guilty."


  1. I LOVE that!! Thanks so much for posting! I will be praying for the last 2 weeks of your pregnancy!! Enjoy it!

  2. Bonni,
    Thank you so much for your encouragement and prayers!

  3. James chapter 1 verse 17 is the mother of my children.