Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Time Away and New Intentions

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted! After a family trip 2 weeks ago, I've felt overwhelmed with a seemingly never-ending list of tasks to catch up on. This was worsened by my fight with persistent sleep issues, and a resulting lack of motivation to really work on my tasks. I've been beating myself up because I felt like I was dropping all the balls I should have been juggling and keeping up with. However, I have come to a realization due to the good work that God has been doing in me and my heart. When it does happen that I keep my balls all up in the air, it is only because of His grace. And the other more usual time, I am dropping most often the balls that are most important to me. It seem as if I have so much time for these things that don't matter to me, or that don't fit into my long term plans for our family and such, than things that I really care about and that are truly meaningful in my life. I have decided on a new course of action: a determined effort to move forward in my life on the path I feel God has laid out.

I have been thinking for a while now about how I might be able to provide a ministry for others through my blogs, and also be able to reach out more to my offline friends. I feel that everyone has a special gift, a place they can reach out to others from, and draw them in to God and His word. With so many things going on in the world, I kept moving back and forth, even though I knew what I wanted to talk about. My decision was difficult for me for a simple reason: I feel completely unqualified to impart much wisdom on this topic. First of all, it is a problem I stills struggle with on a regular basis, however, now I realize that I am in a unique position of dealing with the problem just as many others are. This is a close topic to m heart- I feel that this one aspect of life can improve the entire line of other common difficulties people have with parenting, and the fallout of troubled kids -a troubled society. This is what I really feel is the foundation of strong families, lives, and societies: a strong marriage.

I will still include much on homemaking here at MAHM, but am happy to introduce a new viewpoint geared towards strengthening marriages. For some great links, please see:

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home

Revive Our Hearts


I am happy to share this at Works For Me Wednesday.

1 comment:

Kelly Alford said...

Good for you, following through on a new direction! I'm looking forward to reading more!!!


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