Sunday, February 6, 2011

"Seeking something higher than God"

Today I am linking to a post on another blog. It is a letter that a wife & mother sent to the Pearls asking for some guidance and wisdom. Now, I understand all of the controversy surrounding the Pearls, and I myself do not subscribe to all that they say. But I do find that if I sort through the things they say, I can come away with some encouragement and a reminder to keep my priorities on God and my family. As for the things that we do not see eye to eye on ~ it does not hurt my feelings to agree to disagree.
I know for myself, my church has so many opportunities for women to help out with many different things. And I have found that I have to purposely and continously pull myself back from it all lest it become overwhelming. I have friends at my church who do not really understand why I do that. But if I agreed to participate in everything, as many of them choose to do, I would have no time with my family. For some of them, it works out fine. They tackle the service opportunities as a family thus losing no family time in the process. But with my daughter's health issues and my husband not attending with me, my family would certainly pay a price. This post contains very timely reminders ~ certainly for myself ~ and perhaps for someone reading here as well. Enjoy ~~~

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I would like to close the shades & roll up the sidewalks please...

With all of the turmoil going on around the globe right now and all of the possible far reaching and, yes, spiritual fallout that could come/is coming from it I find myself just wanting to back away from it all and make the sphere of my life very small. While one part of my brain says tis best to at the very least stay informed of what is going on, the other part wants nothing to do with it and would much rather concentrate on my family and home. Puttering around cleaning, cooking, and cross stitching. And still yet another part of me truly wishes that having knowledge of what is going on on the other side of the planet were not even an option. Longing for days without the internet and cell phones and television when war thousands of miles away would not disrupt the peace here in my little corner. Wishful thinking, I know. While I completely appreciate all of the good things brought into my life via the available technology, there is still a part of me that wonders if it has not all just simply gone too far.

So I believe the order of the day is to, at least for now, give into my hermit like tendencies. Give a deaf ear to the news and fix something good for my family eat. After which I will pick up a good book and a too-long-neglected cross stitch project. :-) There are many positive things about living what some people would consider a small and narrow life. Sometimes the world is just too big and too much and the best thing a girl can do is pull back from it all and focus soley on the things God gave to her to attend to. And He will handle the rest.