Image and video hosting by TinyPicToday Gather Inspirit is hosting a linky for your posts on faith and parenting. If you’ve written anything about how parenting has deepened your faith, or how your faith has influenced or enlightened your parenting, please visit and link up. If you’d like to soak up the insight of some other mothers who follow Jesus, click over and read what they have to say. You (and I) may not agree on everything, but we can certainly learn from one another.

I decided to link up a post I originally wrote in January, “What Heart Surgery Taught Me About Myself, Pain, and God.” The experiences we’ve had as parents sitting beside two of our four children as they endure suffering they do not understand has helped me see myself more clearly as God’s child, limited in understanding and perspective but still very much loved.