September 30, 2012

Moms Against Manic Mondays LINK UP
::Counting More of His Endless Love::

Happy Monday beautiful ladies!!!

There are so many beautiful things about Mondays . . . Here at From My Mountain View, every Monday, we band together and renounce/reject manic Mondays.  Right here is a perfect place for us to encourage one another and be encouraged!  Moms Against Manic Mondays is a place you can share a post or article on your blog about Mondays, encouragement, joy, pressing on, etc, etc.  :)
  • To share a link to your post just submit your link and title using the widget at the end of this post (it's easy)!
  • Remember to link your blog post back here by adding our adorable button found on the side-bar, courtesy of Plumrose Lane.
  • And then you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments (which is the heart of this community).  :)

Thanks so much to everyone for joining the link-up and for sharing your super encouraging words!  If your blog is one of the featured posts this week, I hope you might feel free to grab my button from the side-bar that reads, "I Was Featured On From My Mountain View," to post to your blog or this week's Moms Against Manic Monday post! :)

Reader's Choice:
"7 Causes of Frustration in Parenting"

This was shared by Kathie over at Courtship Connection.  She shared:
"Parenting is a challenging job that can sometimes be discouraging; at other times it can be just plain frustrating and stressful.  As a homeschooling mother of eight children, I have had many times of feeling very frustrated and/or stressed.  It's normal to have those feelings at times.   However, it shouldn't be the norm.  God meant for our children to be a blessing and a joy to us, not a burden that stresses us.  If I am constantly stressed and frustrated, I am not going to enjoy homeschooling my kids, or being with them.  Therefore, when I find myself feeling this way, I try to identify the cause.  Once I know what is causing it, I am able to work on a solution that will take away that frustration."

To discover some of the most common causes of parental frustration, please continue reading part one here, and part two here.  Thanks so much, Kathie, for your insightful words!  :)

Also Featured:
"Grateful for Simple Things"

This was shared by Paula over at Hopeful Future.  Here is an excerpt of what she shared:

"Most of the time (my son and I) focus on thanking God for things, since that is the main thing he can comprehend at this point. We will say "God, thank you for:" and then Little Man will start listing things that he would like to thank God for. I have truly been humbled by some of the things for which he's offered thanks

Things such as:
the color orange, the alphabet (letters), feet, specific toys, his friends, his bed, his sippy, cups of water and milk, etc., etc.

As he lists things like this I'm struck by the fact that I don't thank God for these things, they seem ordinary, but in reality they are truly incredible. Just thinking about the color orange, all the orange things in the world, how they make this world more vibrant and beautiful! What a thing to thank God!"

Paula continued...
"There is so much to be thankful for. Not just the big things we notice as adults. But even all the tiny things that we hardly take the time to notice. Every bit of creation sings the praises of God and showcases His glory. It is truly amazing, and my son is teaching me to stop, look, and thank God for His awesomeness."

To read this post in its entirety, please hop on over to Hopeful Future here.  Thanks so much, Paula, for reminding us to be in the moment, to dare to find the joys, the Eucharisteo moments:)



Give thanks to the Lord!  His love endures forever!
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  1. Rebecca...thank you for the link party. Have a blessed week.

    1. Thank YOU, sweet friend! I always find such good reads at yours. :)

      With love,

  2. I always find such good words here. Love the way you are building this community to hold each other up and encourage each other.

    1. Your encouragement means so much to me, Laura, especially coming from a blogger I admire. Thank you for your continued support. :)


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