Monday, July 14, 2008

A Mission

Chris will laugh remembering the oft repeated line in The Blues Brothers, "We're on a mission from God." Then he will grimace thinking of the mission statements of the various companies he has worked for. Mission statements that oftentimes did not touch the reality of the work environment. I guarantee that he will then wonder at the act of his wife looking at the world from a wholly sanguined-phlegmatic point-of-view creating a mission statement. Maybe recalling the conversation we had the other night about because of abigail will at the very least mean such a post isn't a shock.

Self-discipline is not my strong suite. Being out of the workforce for a couple of years has only reinforced my concern that I am more of a people pleaser than I like to admit. Watching discipline and motivation slip through my fingers as I manage only a household consisting of a toddler who though she questions my authority also reveres me and a husband kind and forgiving who accepts a disheveled existence has brought me to pray for nothing less than the self-discipline to manage our home well. So I take baby steps:
  • wearing a pedometer and telling you all how many steps I take
  • writing weekly goals for myself and publishing them on the internet
  • and now, writing a mission statement for this little blog.
Without further adieu,
The mission of because of abigail is to chronicle the life of a mother and her children as Christ takes us on the adventure of completion. It is a place of introspection, exposure, and holiness as I capture snapshots of our lives showing glimpses of God's work in search of the sacred in the normal-ness of life.

I do this because so often I forget the truth of Philippians 1:6 "But I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus." And when I forget this truth, I begin to resent the normal, achingly smallness of being "just" a wife and mother. I forget that I am a child of God called according to His purposes and that all things work together for my good. So every experience I have as just a wife and mother is a work of God, is the whispers of my heavenly Father growing and maturing me. This is my reminder that normal, small, infamous is a celebration of creation for indeed I am being made new.

Thanks to Becoming Me for hosting the Blog Mission Tour. Click on over to hear read more.


  1. This was beautiful.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    It's nice to meet you,

  2. This was wonderful Sarah. I really enjoyed reading it and your honesty. Thanks so much for joining my tour.

  3. I love your three words....and thought about what I think they take and seek to embody them in my blogging experience:
    Introspection takes analysis and discipline....
    Exposure takes honesty and vulnerability....
    Holiness takes God's empowering to set us apart for His glory and not ours.

    I'm taking baby steps with you! Glad to have blogging friends on the pathway!

  4. Beautiful Satement!!!
    Philippians 1:6 is such a amazing verse!!!

  5. Visiting from the Blog Mission Tour and I love your mission! I think I'm going to take that last paragraph and put it on my refrigerator - as I so often need that reminder! Thanks!

  6. Visiting from the Mission Blog Tour - love to hear your goals and reason for your blog - the same as for your life! Blessings and I will be back to check out your blog again :)