January 31, 2008

Kids Today

I was sitting here killing some time - on Facebook of all places! =) Checking out what some of my friends have been up to, checking out what some of the teens I know have been up to & BOY WAS I SURPRISED.

Ok, not really that surprised by the teens I know, because they are really good kids. What surprised me was the depth of thinking that the teens have about things of God.

I was truly inspired by them to continue to question & seek diligently the things of God! Their hearts are truly amazing-they desire for God to heal their hurts, to reach their friends so God can heal their hurts, to reach our church & the community at large-so that every person in our area can allow God into their lives & heal their hurts!

So I say-those Kids Today-they really can surprise me. I'm glad to know each one of you. Keep pressing forward in the race & never stop looking to the Lord, creator of heaven and earth

January 30, 2008

A Day in the Life

Well, as I sit her ready to head to bed for what I hope to be a good night sleep, I think back over my day.

Was I productive? Does that really matter?

Did I treasure the moments or meet the needs that God placed in my path today? Now that really matters! At least in my world it is what truly matters.

You see I think some days I could be very "productive"-You know what I mean. I've managed to cross 30 things off my 100 pg. long to do list plus about 15 things that weren't even on the list-isn't that what the world considers "productive?"

But did I stop long enough to see the birds at the feeder? Did I listen to my son when he actually wanted to talk? Did I slow down long enough to "play"today? How about that co-worker who looked really down today-did I ask how they were & then really truly listen with my heart?
Or was my day so consumed with getting things crossed off my to do list that I missed those wonderful moments that God placed in my path?

As I look back on my day today-it is my prayer that I was truly "productive" in God's eyes & not the eyes of men alone.

So how productive were you today?

Hello to All

well, inspired by a friend whose blog I luv to read-here I am almost 3 years after setting up my blogspot & finally writing for all the world to see.

As I prepare to head to work for today, I was struck this morning by much that the Lord was showing me-in the shower, in my quiet time. So I thought I'd share one of them with you this morning.

the lesson He had to teach me for today was this-I am setting the example for my son!

Now most of the time as a mom that seems like a no brainer-but let me explain where this specific lesson came from. Last evening I had a choice to make! My dear hubby pretty much made the choice for me (with which you must understand my ok in the end!) We were invited for dinner at his parents home-I had a conflict but no car-UGH! So I pretty much was at his mercy for transportation last night.

I was very glad I went, but distressed none the less. I laid "blame" on him to those I couldn't be with & God very clearly showed me (in the shower-He talks to me alot there) That I am setting the example for our son in regards to how his future wife may treat me! Whoa-that was sobering. I know that my actions as mom set an example, but I had never thought about how my actions toward my in-laws (whom I absolutely adore!!!) were an example as to what would be ok in the future.

You see we are invited over frequently & my dh reminded me last night that I had declined due to conflict the last 3 or so times, so off we went! It wasn't until this morning that I realized by pushing off the invites & time to spend with them (they are 77 & 80 btw) I was showing my son (who is 15) that it is ok for your spouse to blow off your parents. That is not an precedent I want to set afterall-He is our only child. What a lonely existence that could be down the road.
So I have vowed to be sure that family is valued (which it always has been) not just in word in ACTION!

Blessings to you today! And may we all be a strong example to our children in ALL that we do!

Hope you'll come back again soon