How eternity shapes our mundane – article on DG Blog

April 4, 2012 · 6 comments

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How many times a day do you hear the comment, “Kids grow up so fast, don’t they?”

Today over at the Desiring God Blog is a post that I (Gloria) wrote reflecting on that comment and the reality of eternity.

Head on over to the DG Blog and check it out!

How Eternity Shapes Our Mundane


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1 Heather April 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm

” When the mundane looms larger than eternal life we forget who God is, who we are, and who our children are.” I’m gonna write this sentence down and hang it up where I’ll see it a lot. Great article, so real to life, so gently convicting. God really is in the mundane; I’m working specifically on looking for his grace in my life this month (and blogging about it to keep myself accountable!) Thanks for writing, Gloria!


2 Aimee Byrd April 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Wonderful article. My oldest “baby” is turning 13 this summer. These truths are all the more real to me, as I see them slipping out of my hands.


3 Aprile April 4, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Ever since I had my son three years ago I have definitely suffered from a pretty bad case of spiritual nearsightedness – more so than before I was a mom and had a lot more time to “marinate” in the Scriptures. Thank you so much for this timely reminder and for your blog, which is a wonderful new discovery for me (that I look forward to sharing with others!). I am always telling the women I teach (and myself) that if Jesus is not Lord of your mundane, He’s not really Lord of you. Love how your blog echoes that truth in very practical, gospel-centered ways.


4 Tim April 4, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Great piece there, Gloria! As our kids went through their teen years and headed torward college my wife and I kept repeating “You raise ‘em up to move ‘em out.” That helped us remain aware that whereever our kids are now is not where they will be next.

Parenting’s an adventure like no other, isn’t it?



5 Lacey Wilcox April 5, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Thanks so much for sharing this. It was incredibly impactful for me–renewing my focus upon the beauty of the Gospel even in the most mundane of things. Thank you for sharing.


6 prasti April 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm

thanks for posting. such a great reminder of keeping that eternal perspective even in our day-to-day, and keeping Jesus at the center even in the mundane.


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