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In the Dailies - Discovering the extraordinary God in ordinary life.

Back in the early 90's I was a stay-at-home dad. My wife worked, and I took care of our daughter. It only lasted about a year, but it was, hand's down, the hardest year of work in my life. What was hard was the emotional toll of doing a kind of work that our culture does not value for men. Tanya Dennis writes about how hard it can be to see parenting as a vocation. I've struggled in the role of stay-at-home mom. I know this is what God wants me to do, but it's been a trial to acclimate my mind and my ambitions. My college roommate confidently pronounces her life as a stay-at-homer as "the most fulfilled she's ever been." I envy her. I'm restless. I'm bored. I'm frustrated. I am all these things when I am in a hurry. But when I slow down ... when I savor the moments rather than fly over them for the sake of the next activity, then my life can be described as nothing less than complete. She's right -- this is the most fulfilled I've ever been, when I stop to recognize it....Click here to read more.

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