Prioritizing Life

I have a lot of responsibility. This is nothing new to me but there are some tricks I have learned in handling them all. I prioritize. It is manageable when you take the time to figure out which tasks get first attention and which can fall through the cracks. At one point, you will have to make that decision and if you have thought it through and decided ahead of time, it is less stressful when it happens.

For instance, first priority to me is what has eternal value or consequences. Therefore, church and devotions and prayer get top billing. If my kids want to talk about the Lord, I drop everything else and have that discussion. Church times are precious and I take my responsibility as curch pianist and ladies’ Sunday School teacher very seriously and prepare and am there on time. I don’t sleep in and miss church ever. Some days I would like to but serving God is more important than my comfort.

Then my kids and husband’s health and well being is next priority because my primary role after being a follower of Jesus Christ is being a wife and mother. I cook for my kids and keep the house clean enough to be healthy, I teach, I assist, I encourage and value them. If they are ill, I nurse them to health and pray with them. I incorporate my first priority into my second, showing them God’s love consistently and teaching when I can.

Then comes everything else. And everything else happens keeping in mind the first two priorities.

The head of everything should be God. This is His rightful place because He made everything and is in charge of our eternity also. And He is amazing and loving and truly good, so that makes it wonderful and everything else easier.

No one is perfect, and I don’t always succeed, but success happens much more often when you have goals correct.❤

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Lack of Problems is Not the Goal

So, ya don’t want any problems? Join the club. The goal in life is not to get through it without anything happening. Not only is that literally impossible but horribly boring and leads to spoiled, self- centered boring immature brats sitting about, wanting to be waited on.

We are alive to serve and worship God.

Trouble comes because God loves us enough to grow and mature us and show us His love for us by caring us through everything. We grow, we mayure, we develop into people who serve and worship God through trouble. Unfortunately there is sin in this world and we are stubborn with pride so learning has to happen through trouble.

The best thing we can do is not avoid trouble but be contrite and learn the lesson quickly and get quickly to serving and worshipping God. ❤

Back to School

Well, I met most of my spring cleaning goals last week during spring break. Alsi, we got a lot of playing and visiting friends done. And I cleaned out my mom’s gutters, swept off the roof and weeded for her home. It felt great getting those things completed.

And now, back to crazy. It all begins again. Today we get back to school, PE, church, consults and baseball etc. Big days this month. Next month starts clearing up a bit and I am looking forward to that. No word on Steve’s daughter, so I guess she isn’t needing me to watch the baby after all for April and May like she had said, but maybe that will change, who knows but God?

So here we are at busy. At least we are going into it decluttered and cleaner. Somehow it feels better and lighter. Great stuff. God is good!!❤❤❤

Spring Break

This is the weekend before spring break. There are so many great (and most) free things to do in town here on spring break, there is spring cleaning to do, there is the quilt to finish bordering, and all I want to do is walk the dog, rest and watch movies. How lazy am I? But of course, I will stifle that last bit, take the kids around to some great events, walk the dog (I still get to do that one) and spring clean. And I know if I push through, at the end of it will be a cleaner, easier to function home ready for the rest of the spring semester with my kids. And I am looking forward to that. God is so very good!❤

My Life Away from Social Media

People take for granted I am as hooked on Facebook etc as they are. I have been anti-social media sober for 1.5 years now. I do not ever regret it. I have peace and joy in my life and benefit extensively with human interaction with my family. I have time to do everything I need to do. I look people in the eye and have time for a face to face conversation. It is beautiful.

People seem horrified when they learn I am not on anti-social media, wondering how I survive. This makes me smile but I do not judge, I was there at one point. I just know that not one ounce of me misses it or longs for it again. My life personally is richer without it. The biggest bonus is that God has His proper place in my life and my Bible reading is an actual Bible and not FB posts. Lol ❤

Driving Through Life

Think of living life in Christ as driving down the road. If you focus on the destination ahead, you will get there. If you keep staring at the myriad of buildings, pedestrians, bikes, lakes, trails, etc. (the distractions), you are much more likely to crash and at the least not be as efficient at driving. Drive through life focused on the eternal destination ahead. And God remains your Power Source, Companion, Comforter, Guide, etc. So cool!❤

Sitting There

Never bench yourself.

Get in the game, do not sit on the sidelines.

A game is much more fun played.

Even against a team 32 times your size.

It is still better to play.

Even if your team is horribly messed up or doesn’t show up half the time.

God wants you to trust in Him and do what you can.

Because whether it looks like it or not, the truth is that with God, anything and everything is possible.