As I have sat with my children this summer on the porch in rocking chairs, talking, sharing life, discipling from my quiet times, comforting, advising, and making a gazillion meals with literally a couple of hundred people in and out of our home in the past 3 months, I have realized again:
Any great accomplishment takes great effort, all of your energy, focussed time, sacrifice, hard work and then all of that all over again.
To develop a great soul, one must engage in great effort and intentional focus and immeasurable unselfish sacrifice of your whole being. Just because it is not easy, does not mean you are not doing it right.
Mothers are in warfare for the souls and yet our work will yield fruit for eternity.
So, today, I am very, very busy at the work of continuing to shape souls, and have little time for writing.
And yes, this soul shaping of the next generation of adults is God's way of using us to bring His kingdom to bear in this world, and as Anne says, we are improving the world by raising godly leaders.