I have mixed feelings about the banner for this site. I was looking for something that captured the theme of the blog and the "wringing hands" images seemed trite. I ran across this image while surfing through Google's library of images. Photoshop modifications resulted in the banner you see today.
This weekend I contemplated changing the banner, taking the "It's kinda 'emo'" feedback to heart. To be fair, I've received mixed feedback. As a reminder that this banner is appropriate, conversations with 3/4 of my children today left me believing no better image would do. The image just below to the right (the quoted scripture and the linked scripture) provides balance - reminding me to turn my angst over to God.
Similarly, today's gospel left me with the proper perspective. When Mary was told she would bear a son who would be called the Son of the Most High, and the angel Gabriel reassured her "nothing will be impossible with God" she responded, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word." (Luke 1:26-38)
I want nothing more than to be considered an obedient child of God, faithful in all that I do. I am not seeking my children's approval, but His.
I am Your servant, Lord. Let it be with me according to Your will.