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Grace P. Cho is a Korean American writer, poet, and speaker. She believes telling our stories can change the world, and desires to elevate women of color’s voices in the publishing industry. Learn more at @gracepcho and gracepcho.com.

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  1. Right now, you are actually doing something greater than you were before–you are helping THREE to grow in Christ-(yourself and your little ones) rather than just the one (yourself). And this growth that comes during these years will ripple out even further to the other lives that surround you. Treasure these moments as God molds both you and your kids for the seasons that have yet to come. My kids are 20 and almost 22. Sometimes my mouth hangs open in awe when I see them in their lives now. It is humbling to know that God used me to be a part of their growth somehow as I was bringing them up. And I am most definitely different than I was before I was a mom. Now I am shaped, and equipped, and ready for things I could not have been/done before. Minister all along the way to where you are going as you run this race for Him.

  2. Grace,
    I echo Francee’s sentiments. What may seem like the mundane is actually building your character and the character of the “littles” entrusted to your care. I may not have seen God shaping me at the time when my babies were young, but as I look back, I can see how every little thing had a purpose in His divine plan. Truly God can do holy work in the midst of the mundane. Trust me, I’ve seen it.
    Bev xx

  3. As a mama of 3 littles with flu season making its way through our home one by one – this devotion was timely and much needed! May thanks to you for sharing and lifting this little heart of mine!

  4. Grace, this is a lovely reminder that there is holy in the mundane. I am at the other end of the spectrum. Retired now from my nursing career, I still have lots of mundane duties to claim my time. Volunteer activities, helping my husband and children, caring for our home. But it is true I have more choices now that my paid working life is over and my children are grown. I will try to live in gratitude and worship. Thank you for your light in the darkness.

  5. Grace,
    I found myself relating to this post in a profound way today. It is so timely, as I feel my day to day life as a full time working mom and wife is leaving me tired and less than fulfilled. I feel God working in me, but He has not yet shared His clear direction for my life. I know I’m called, but not sure to what. Thank you for reminding me He’s always working behind the scenes even when we have trouble seeing. I will stay the course. Blessings to you.

  6. That’s one of my favorite verses! With “everyone” seemingly out there having a voice and a presence, what a good reminder in this devo of the purpose right in front of us. So well written! One thing I realize about raising children now that I have adult children is how much time and energy those children take! I like to remind younger women that there will be a different season. Being in my fifties has brought many rewards, even as those adult children still need me. However, there’s definitely more time to pursue other dreams. There’s a season for everything.

  7. Grace,

    Your post reminds me of a song by Stephen C. Chapman “Do Everything”. It talks about the mundane tasks we do over & over daily. The chorus is: While I may not know you, I bet I know you Wonder sometimes, does it matter at all? Well let me remind you, it all matters just as long As you do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you ‘Cause He made you to do Every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face Tell the story of grace with every move that you make And every little thing you do. In essence everything we do matters to God so long as we do it to glorify Him. Raising children at home, cooking meals, cleaning house, going to work, laundry, etc. It can all be boring as heck. But if we do it in a way that glorifies God then He is pleased. More so we have grown in Christ & shined His light in this sin darkened world.

    Blessings 🙂