Saturday, August 2, 2014
Time, Questions, and the Thoughts of Others...
Time... It's what we all say "there's not enough of," yet how serious do we really take it? How much of it do we throw to the wind? How much is spent on tools of convenience and communication, all in the name of "time savers"? When I choose to put down the phone, close up the laptop, and mute the ding of the Ipad, will my time expand? Or will it just become more alive? Maybe that twenty-seventh handstand will actually be the best and I can sincerely clap and shower with praise or perhaps it will simply be the assurance given by having my eyes focused on my little one who needs her mama. May I be more focused...
As our school year rapidly approaches, so many questions have been swirly around my head.
Am I giving my all to this calling of teaching our children at home?
Am I lining everything I do for my family in accordance to scripture?
Am I serving and loving my husband wholeheartedly?
Am I focusing so much on myself and my needs that my eyes are blinded to those in my community around me?
Am I judging the lives of others because they may not be exactly like mine?
Many of these questions have already been answered (and will be) through spending time in God's Word. Some of them have been approached through the eyes of others in which I glean wisdom from. These are some of my favorite bloggers/writers and some of their recent posts.
Sit back with a cup of coffee (as I am with mine) and enjoy some weekend reading. Maybe ponder with me through at least one of these articles.
A Diet of Distraction by Unfiltered.me - One source to my initial thoughts on time and all the distractions around us.
The Great Challenge Facing All Women by Ann Voskamp - Nuggets of wisdom. "Every yes automatically says no somewhere else." "Heaven forbid any woman would try to go around and try to make all women into an image of herself... Christ makes us a body, not a faith factory. He calls us to be Christ followers, not cookie cutters."
How Women Can Stop Judging Others by Ann Voskamp - The plea for us to stop judging one another, to stop expecting Pinterest perfection, and to be "key women who will link arms with other sisters in Christ and release each other from judging our mothering, our cooking, our cleaning, our clothing, and our kids."
On Gathering Women by Living Learning and Loving Simply - The call for us women to be inviters, to reach out, and encourage.
The Hard and the Holy by Annapolis & Co - The reminder from a mama of almost 4 little ones that motherhood is hard, yet God calls us to be holy, not perfect.