The glory of motherhood...

To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labours, and holidays; to be Whitely within a certain area, providing toys, boots, cakes and books; to be Aristotle within a certain area, teaching morals, manners, theology, and hygiene; I can imagine how this can exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it. How can it be a large career to tell other people about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one's own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone and narrow to be everything to someone? No, a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. -G. K. Chesterton in What's Wrong with the World

(by Tim) If you want to be delighted, again, at the divine beauty of a mother and her children fending their way through this thing called LIFE, read this Ebay Item Description of a set of Pokemon cards being sold by a mother of six. Then check out her blog.

(Thanks, Heather and Hannah.)


...and she got $142 for that $4 pack of cards. Who says motherhood doesn't come with a paycheck!

Thank you, Tim, for beginning with one of my all-time favorite Chesterton quotations.

This woman needs prayer and wise counsel, based on the Word of God. Love sets her on the path that will bring glory to God, and bring good fruit in her life. Children are a blessing from the Lord. if they are trained up in the way they should go, they will be a blessing to others - including Mom. It is not the number of children that are the problem, it is untrained children. Shepherding a Child's Heart, by Tedd Tripp is an excellent book. SM Davis has good parenting resources (, as well as Vision Forum (

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