Words on Wednesday – Never Despise the Mundane

Today’s reminder to “never despise the mundane”
never despise the mundane
is a quote from Lysa Terkeurst’s The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands.

I appreciated this book very much. You’ll probably see a few more quotes from it in the coming weeks.

I loved the above quote because, let’s face it, Mom Life is so often mundane.

We do the same things and then we do them again. The jobs that no one else in the family wants to do (or maybe they’re not able to do): we do. We soothe hurts. Moms cut grapes in half. We, the mother / housekeepers sweep the kitchen for the umpteenth time (that day!).

We read a bedtime story. And we admire the numerous art projects. We point out caterpillars and robins and intricate leaves and flowers growing in unexpected places to our children.

And there is beauty in all of those things if I am willing to see more than just the Everyday-ness of it.

I’m guilty of despising the mundane in my own life. It’s so easy to forget the gift of the everyday.

What I’m Reading Now:

I’m still working on this one:The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams. It’s fantastic. (And this week my husband and I are watching the Lord of the Rings movies with our oldest daughter so we’ve been having quite a few Tolkien / Lewis / problems with movie adaptations types of discussions too.)

Recently Added:

I haven’t added any books this week. I’m already not sure if I’ll be able to finish the above before my loan expires.

Recently Finished:

Sadly, none.

Current Read Aloud:

We had startedAll-Of-A-Kind Family Uptown but two of my listeners are gone this week.

Current Book to Review:

I’ve almost finishedThrough a Man’s Eyes: Helping Women Understand the Visual Nature of Menso watch for that review soon.

Kindle Deals:

Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needsby Dr. Emmerson Eggerichs is one of the books about marriage I recommend most often. It’s only $2.99 for Kindle right now.
Five Conversations You Must Have with Your DaughterThis one is also $2.99 right now. I read this one a few years ago.

Have you found any great Kindle deals this week? What are you reading now? 

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  1. So hard to do – complaining comes easier, unfortunately!

    The Inklings book looks wonderful, alas I have too many books on the go or waiting in the wings…maybe someday.