What's a mama to do when she has kids of different ages and stages of belief, and sadly, unbelief?
Keep on, keeping on.
Recognize that while hearts for God are strengthened while serving others, hardened hearts, can be softened by service.
There are plenty of people close to home who could use helping hand.
Case in point for my crew: friends with littles who are trying to start a big garden project.
As the old saying goes, "Many hands make light work." So, when a friend of ours was feeling overwhelmed about building gardens in time to plant this year for her growing family, other friends were there to help.
Some talked through possibilities and plans, helping our friend imagine what could be done to make her garden plot fruitful. Others helped haul supplies. Still others - including us - came together to build the gardens...
Driving stakes into the ground to tie off measured garden beds...
The ordinary help of laboring to create friend's gardens was a good that we could do that day, and who knows what good it may seed - both literally and figuratively.
As I think about my child who is at a place of unbelief, I am grateful that the child is still willing to offer acts of service alongside family and friends. I pray that the child's heart is extraordinarily moved back towards belief one day while we are going about the ordinary good of each day.
I ask for your prayers for this, too.
I also ask: What good is there to be attended to in whatever condition and place you and those around you are in?
Answer that and then go savor an opportunity for sanctity.
May God bless you and yours - and those around you - in whatever condition and place you are in.