It has been a great start to the year. I have been super busy and unfortunately when I get super busy somethings have to fall off my ever balancing plate and this time it was the MOPS Blog. I know it’s a bummer because I want this to be a great resource to you!
Today’s devotional was given by Andrea Madison and it focused on one of the sub themes for “We are the Starry Eyed”: Wonder. MOPS International’s explanation of this aspect of our theme can be seen in this video which was shown during the meeting and you can see it here. Wonder, which by definition means: “a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable” can be tied together with the verse Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will show you great and unsearchable things”. Andrea reminded us that we are so busy as moms that we sometimes forget to slow down, pause and look at all the beauty and all the wonder-filled world around us, just as our children do. They are not busy running around tied to lists and deadlines, they are pausing and enjoying the world around them, looking at bugs, the clouds, flowers and wondering about all things new. We need to be more like this. Over the last several years MOPS International keeps talking about living life with “reckless abandon” and until recently, Andrea struggled to really grasp what that looks like in one’s life, until she was at Cornbelly’s this past weekend and was watching her son, JJ, rolling around and playing on the bounce bubble. He was laying in the sand doing sand angels with pure happiness and joy. This was the perfect picture of wonder and reckless abandon that we all need to strive for in our lives.
This week’s verse is: Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
We also received the photo directory. If you did not receive your copy please let your table leader know and we can get you one! This will not be published on the website as your privacy is our priority and our new web-server does not offer a way to password protect it.
A few announcements:
Brandie had her baby girl, Caroline, and was at MOPS! Congratulations and you go girl!
We have a Mom’s Night Out on Saturday. You can find an evite here, if you missed it in your email.
The church youth hosts a Fall Festival, it is a ton of fun and it is indoors! This year it is on Monday Oct 24th.
You can find all the information in the October newsletter.
We speed friended today. Feel free to answer a few of the questions in the comments below and see who you have things in common with:
1-What is your favorite thing about being a mom?
2-What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a mom?
3-What surprised you most about being a mom?
4-Where would you go on your dream vacation?
5-What is one of your best memories from your childhood?
6-If you weren’t raising your children as you are now, what would you be doing?
7-Where did you and your husband meet?
8-What is your perfect date night?
9-Out of all the wonderful qualities you love about your husband, which one do you hope your children inherit?
10-What cartoon do you hate most that your kids love?
11-What is one thing you would like to learn?
12-What would you do if you had an hour to yourself with out your children.
I hope to see you all at the Mom’s Night out on Saturday at 7pm!