Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lynnette's book-Chapter 11 & Week 8 The Secret

Please click the above icon to learn more about Read With Us and how it works. This book reading is for In Faithfulness, He Afflicted Me by Lynnette Kraft.

I imagine the holidays were a joyous occasion for the Kraft family that year as Anna was doing well. They had to be careful though in making sure no sickness came into the house, so they did not venture out often. I'm sure at times it could get a little claustrophobic but I know that I would do the same if I needed to. You learn to adapt to things that are best for your family.

Lynnette says that they learned valuable lessons during the time when they had to stay in to protect Anna. They saw that their walk with the Lord was more of a performance than a genuine walk. This really got me thinking! How many times do we do things to make ourselves look better? We've all done it. I know I'm guilty of it. Why do we feel the need to try and please others when the Lord is all we need to please? I imagine the time spent at home was very eye-opening and I'm glad Lynnette shared it in her book. It's made me realize more that missing a church service one week isn't the end of the world. Do you think that you can grow in faith without going to church?

I like to imagine what it would be like to be able to stay home with my family all the time and not go anywhere and I think I would be perfectly content!!
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To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.

Now, this isn't hard for me to do at all! I am a very cheerful person and almost always have a smile on my face. Even on bad days, I can often find something to smile about. I don't think I can even think of one day when I have not smiled, even on my journey with Carleigh. Smiling and being cheerful can be quite contagious and can lift a bad mood. I've witnessed this myself in taking care of patients at my job. Smiling makes me feel better too.


April said...

Oh Boy - I dropped the ball on this one! I haven't read the chapter yet and will be in my photography class tonight (1st one), so I will post mine tomorrow! So sorry!!

croleyc69 said...

Great post & I to have been guilty of worrying about what others think than when the Lord is all that matters. I enjoy being home alot which I have been since our Big move here but at times, it does get a little nutty. When I get like that I just kinda tell my hubby, I think Mom needs a walk by myself.

April said...

yes, I am also that Lynnette included this aspect of home living to her book - the idea that without church, can you still thrive on the teachings of God's work? I think many times I have been guilty of trying to be something I wasn't for the sake of other's impression of me. Why do we care so much about what other people think??

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