Another guest post from yet another Regena. Have you noticed how many writer friends I have with a name some form of Regina/Regena? Just for the record - I'm just plain Gina!
Four Vital Questions
By Regena Weaver
I have a two year old.
It's not the first time I've had one of this particularly delightful
underfoot. But, perhaps because it took him longer to grow his
than it did his three older siblings, I'm marveling again at the
amount a loquacious toddler reveals about himself and life from his
It can also reveal a lot about the toddler's mother. The four
questions that get fired at me multiple times a day can speak
about who I truly am when I seriously consider them.
Where are you, Mommy?
Am I available when my children need me? Or am I engrossed in my
efforts to stroke everything off the current to-do list? Where am I
What you doin'?
Are the things that occupy my time what I want my children to
their conclusions on what is most important to me, based on what
me prioritize, what I say is my main focus?
What you talkin' 'bout?
What about my speech? Are my words such that my ears wouldn't redden
to have my children repeat them in public? There is a record being
What are my motives? What is the driving force behind my daily
Am I doing things for God's glory, or is the high regard of my
How I honestly answer these questions in my own mind will be a
accurate thermometer of who I really am.
What would they reveal about you?
Regena and her husband of nearly ten years call a 6 acre
in rural eastern Ontario their home. It's a perfect place to
vegetables . . . and children. She has no claim to fame other
being a daughter of the heavenly King.