Small Success Thursday: What is Success?

Small-Success-Thursday-550x330 Every Thursday, we stop to recognize all the moments where we’ve allowed ourselves to cooperate with God’s grace, and all the moments we recognize when God’s grace poured forth even without our willing cooperation.

As I thought about which  3 small successes I would write about this week , the question arose in my mind, “What is success?” Here are thoughts from an article that I wrote this week.

  •   All too often, family life crumbles to ashes, sacrificed on the altar of success.


  •  raising children is definitely not a default chore for women who were not successful in the world of business, power and wealthraising-children-is (1)
  • Can you imagine that if you put family first before your success, your kids will be healed by love, and set free to serve the world in and through Love? It would be heaven on earth. It would be the beginning of a revolution that would change the face of the earth. In doing so, I assure you, you will be happier, more content, and live longer, if you treasure family more than money and success.

11 thoughts on “Small Success Thursday: What is Success?

  1. First, I love the photo of the stained glass windows in your heading. Second, I am blessed to be able to stay at home with my three kids who are all teenagers now. I think being here with them is amazing and crazy and I couldn’t ask for better kids. The reason I stay home though is because in 2006 I had a stroke and could no longer work. Some days I wanted to pull my hair out because I needed a grown up around. My kids are older now, so it’s not so bad, but I would be working if I could. It isn’t because I don’t value my children or because I desire money or success over family, it’s because as a partner to Dan, I wanted to help him in all areas of life including financially. I want to show my children how to combine work and personal life and how to leave a job at home and spend quality time with family when you have it. What I have now is wonderful and I am thankful that my kids and I have the bond we have, but it isn’t what I’d planned, and I think being a working mother shouldn’t make you feel like you love your children any less or that you are somehow less maternal.


  2. Very good thoughts on this subject. I think it’s hard to balance the “success” of true motherhood and what the world deems successful. I think it’s something all moms struggle with.


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