If you’re anything like me, your days consist of the mundane duties of a housewife – cooking, kissing boo-boo’s, cleaning toilets, breaking up sibling fights, and dishes…..lots of dishes. 
Doctrine and theology seems better left to the pastors and seminary professors. After all, as busy moms we need “in the trenches” help, encouragement, and advice. The study of eschatology seems too ethereal for our crazy lives.

 

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A few weeks ago, a man in our church family invited us to fly with him in his 1979 Cessna. As we climbed to 3500 feet above the earth, I was in awe. The noise and traffic of life below ceased. All we could hear was the rumble of the plane (and a couple cute co-pilot voices). What struck me as we flew over the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon and gazed out over the horizon was the change in our perspective. The places I go to every day were still there. The geography hadn’t changed a bit, but from above I saw our county in a whole new light. Where I would usually see roads and trees, I saw rolling mountains. Where I would usually cross a little bridge, I could now see an endless river. It was breathtaking.
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Theology (the study of the nature of God and his relation to the world) is one of the most practical things we can do as busy moms because just like our plane flight, it causes us to look at life in a different way. Knowing my God has forgiven me of a debt that I could never repay on my own gives me the perspective to forgive my spouse once again. Knowing that the Bible is a story of God’s pursuit and redemption of His people helps me when I read a Bible story to my kids before bed. Knowing that Christ will be returning for His Church one day gives me hope that the nastiness and pain of this world will one day be gone.
There are thousands of things about theology that I will never know or understand, but the older I get the more I am realizing that God wants me to study Him because the more I know Him the more I will love Him. Theology can’t just be for the men. Our children desperately need us to be grounded in Scripture and devoted to knowing our Father. 
I hope that this blog will be a journey of growing and maturing in doctrine and the tougher things of our faith. My hope and prayer is that we’ll find that sweet spot where motherhood and theology collide!

 

Join me on that journey?

 

 

This post is linked to Reflect, the Titus 2sDay Link-up, and the Titus 2 Tuesday Link-up.