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Tomorrow’s the 4th of July and all I can think about is freedom.

For Women.

And I’m not talking about some sort of Women-are-better-than-Men type of Freedom.

I’m talking about Freedom from ourselves.

Freedom from misplaced guilt.

Freedom from fear.

Freedom to be.

Just to live our lives.

Still guided by right and good.

But not chained by comparison, fear of the future, stress over our decisions regarding our children’s schooling, or confinement by the latest health fad, or the latest and hippest (is that a word?) parenting movement.

But Free to follow the instincts our Creator gave us for our families, for us.

I’m not saying that the Bible doesn’t teach us some truths and that it isn’t clear about some things we should stay away from or things we should live for, but I am saying it is much less about rules than I think we sometimes believe.

Because Jesus came to set the captives free.

And as far as I can remember, there aren’t many, if any, rules about food, or exercising, or schooling for our kids, or TV, or co-sleeping verses not co-sleeping (with our babies, that is ~grin~). 

This Mama is learning to follow her heart and instincts where the Lord has allowed that freedom. And I expect you to follow yours. Yes, our lives may be completely different. But in living in the Beauty of Grace and Truth, and asking the Lord for wisdom for our lives and not wavering in the wisdom He’s given each of us*, we can still be friends. 🙂

To be continued….


*James 1:5-8