Standing On a Life We Have Not Lived and a Death We Did Not Die

Upon a life I have not lived,
Upon a death I did not die,
Another’s life, Another’s death,
I stake my whole eternity.


This hymn by prolific nineteenth century Scottish hymn writer and pastor Horatius Bonar has become my theme song, both my encouragement and my exhortation. In my conversations with other moms, so many of us express similar feelings of insufficiency and doubt, question that we are somehow failing our children, and harbor a secret fear deep down that somehow God is disappointed in us. In the face of such a calling as ours, how can we stand, not only in eternity, but even in the daily grind of life, if not upon a life we have not lived and upon a death we did not die? 

Read all of Humility and Doxology in Identity here.

I am loving this new blog from second generation homeschool mom Amy Sloan, beginning with the name Humility and Doxology; you will find many riches to mine there! Some time back, I linked to an article Amy wrote about her two homeschool moms, one of whom is a dear friend of mine.

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