Can't help but laugh now, because I wrote this last night, and the slipped on over to (in)courage this morning only to read this post by Angie Smith. Hmm.... me thinks we are trying to be taught something by a certain, magnificent God.!
- Ya know, I like to pride myself on being pretty quick to catch on. Today was no exception. I was lead to the same quote not once, but twice. in one day. It comes from Stasi Eldredge's book "Captivating". And while I haven't read her book, I heard the quote 2 times. The first while checking in on this blog and the second while listening to Beth Moore's Esther study. Coincidence? I think not.
- Oh, did you want to hear the quote?! It is talking about how women feel as if they are "being too much and not enough" AMEN!
- This is a season of franticness. Our kids our involved in so much, and we feel they need to be to be well rounded, because that's what everyone is telling us. We need to volunteer to help with these activities, because that's what good moms do. We know, they told us! We need to volunteer at church, we need to keep the house clean, family well fed ( I know I for one have always had a perfectly kept house with fresh hot healthy and nutritious meals ready for my family, but I understand not all of you do. HA!) And then, lets not forget the the "Holidays" are coming. Why is it that we now come to see that as a negative? I love Thanksgiving, the crisp autumn air, the beautiful church service, the big family dinner, the fall decor that I may go overboard on. So why does the thought make my heart race?! And Christmas... in case you didn't know that, its coming. I know this because my local stores have decided to put out the decorations in September, lest I forget what will be arriving in just a few (3!) months. Isn't that supposed to be a good thing? Not shouted like a warning siren? A time to reflect on the miracle birth? The birth of a SAVIOR for crying out loud! Why do we say it like, "the holidays, ugh" ?
- As women, we do feel that we can't slow down, it just adds to that statement, its too much, but still, not enough. Help me off of this ride, Lord. I just want to be held by you. I want to enjoy the blissful peacefulness in time spent with you. Speak to me through your word.