1. Share a quote you love.
Y'all, I am the Queen of quotes. I collect them; in fact, I've been doing it for the last 7 years. The big problem with writing on this subject is choosing the right one ...
So, I gave myself 24 hours to think about which quote I'd share with you today. After all, on a regular basis, I share quotes with my readers about two times a week.
Should I go with humorous?
"Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like" Author Unknown
(I will always love that one!)
But then I thought of one that is so relevant right now - so current and on topic:
John 1:14 (The Message)
Eugene Peterson's paraphrase of this verse is so spot on. In this season of celebrating the birth of Christ, you have to wonder ... why did He do it?
Why did He become like us and live in our neighborhood? Why did He choose a working-class neighborhood and choose to work with His hands to make a living?
So He'd know how we feel when we have troubles making ends meet and our bodies are worn out with standing all day slaving over a trade just so we can earn enough money to feed our families and start all over again tomorrow.
And later, when He became an itinerant preacher traveling on foot from city to city to spread His message ... why did He choose to do it the hard way?
But since He did, now He knows how it feels to go and go and yet the work is never done, and people always wanting something more of you. (Yes, mothers of littles, He does understand that part of your life). When you're so tired you will sleep through a hurricane, when there are so many demands on you there is no time to even eat - He's been there. He knows the heartache of your friends and family not understanding why you do what you do. He has felt the pain of rejection, of being talked about and people making fun of you. He knows.
From the foundation of the world, it was planned that Jesus would put skin on and come walk through life with us.
We are that important to Him. YOU are that important.
Do you have a favorite quote?
If you are interested in linking up one your post - or just want to read more responses to this prompt, visit the host of Writer's Workshop, Kat Bouska, at her site, Mama's Losin' It.