Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The purpose

I've been wanting to start a blog for a few months, but I was unsure what to call it. I wanted the name of my blog to set the tone. I've been reading the book Passionate Housewives, Desparate for God. Through this book, the Lord has been renewing my passion for Him and my family. I was reading today about Mary and Martha. Mary sat at the feet of Jesus, to learn from Him and to worship Him. Martha was busy doing chores. Martha was upset with Mary for not helping. She went to Jesus to ask Him to get Mary to help. Instead He told Martha that Mary was doing the right thing. In the book the author was asking the question why can't we do both? Why can't I worship God while going about the work of my home? Then the name of my blog came to me, Mary's heart in Martha's kitchen. It describes how I want to live my life. I want to have Mary's heart for worshipping, while having Martha's drive to get the work done. I know that this may seem a little crazy, but for those of you who know me well, that shouldn't be a surprise. I'm not foolish enough to think that I won't have days that I want to pull my hair out piece by piece, but it won't stop me from trying. As Christians, we're called to perfection. Not that I am perfect, but the God I serve is and He calls me to continually strive for perfection. I'm taking the calling to be a wife and mother seriously. I'm honored to be Brian's wife and the mother of Tori, Zachary, Timothy, Benjamin, and Payton. The purpose of this blog is to share my journey, the failures as well successes.


  1. Cari,
    I love the name of your blog. It was so nice to meet you today. I hope to see y'all again next Sunday. :-)
    Praising Him,

  2. I love that... I would love to have Mary's heart in Martha's kitchen. So many days I am Martha. I do it so much; that my husband has a term for it, to help me realize when I get that way. Its call PbT, people before tasks. Man that's hard.

    1. I think I'll be working on this until the Lord calls me home.