Sunday, September 16, 2012

Taking the Plunge

Mary, a fellow MOPS mentor mom, did a superb job at MOPS last week.  This year's MOPS International theme is, "Plunge: Love as if your life depended on it."  Theme verses are I Peter 4:8-11. 

She spoke on taking the plunge into motherhood.  Plunges can be refreshing or overwhelming as in drowning.  She shared a story from her daughter's "first swim". At our table a couple of us really weren't in the "pre-school SOS" mode and found this applied to us more in other areas. Great thoughts and I don't want to lose them. The take aways were: 

  1. Don't compare yourself to others
  2. You don't need to go it all alone
  3. Jump in - don't stay on the sidelines
  4. Keep paddling
  5. Don't take your eyes off your Father
During table time I shared how closely these lessons  mirrored  Stacia's near drowning experience. I added my memory of Michael doing all he could to swim across the pool and reach her, yelling, "Get the Baby!" each time he took a breath. We added a sixth point:
    6.  Don't forget your Father is doing all he can to get to you and certainly has His eye on you! 

These were just so good I wanted to capture them. 

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

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