MIA

Don’t you just love the tail in the picture? LOL! This photo captures a rare moment of stillness in my home. I’ve been wanting to return to my normal blogging routine for quite some time now; the topic ideas are piling up in my brain but when I sit down to type I just don’t have the energy to operate brain and fingers at the same time.

If anyone has tips on how to stay on top of meals, bare bones housecleaning, laundry, two preschoolers, a headstrong toddler, a baby giant who is ALWAYS hungry, and puppy training, please share them with me. I am going from sunup until well past sundown trying to accomplish all the must-do’s while squeezing in a few want-to’s like a blog or a chat with a friend or reading a page in ANNE OF AVONLEA.

My husband is presently in a season of much travel so that adds an additional strain to an already an intense time. But in all this I cling to my new motto: THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH! He has provided; He equips; He will sustain.

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Aloha! This blog is a window into the active mind of a wife, mother, woman and individual. I may be busy every moment of every day, but I still have time to think. Many seasons have blossomed and faded within my life, and this blog has endured through all of them. It is safe to say that my writing has matured because of them. I hope that you will be inspired to think in fresh ways as you read my writing. To Jesus be all the glory.
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5 Responses to MIA

  1. Julie Petz says:

    My tip is: squeeze in a break! Take time to pause, be still, and enjoy the moment. Breathe deep! ๐Ÿ™‚ Finish one task before moving to the next. (As much as you are able, of course, because sometimes, you HAVE to move to the next thing in the middle of a task!) I read a book “Teaching from Rest” and she mentioned being PRESENT in whatever you are doing, so if you’re simmering sauce on the stove, be present and watch it simmer. (Now, I don’t go that far, because a pot of sauce can simmer just fine without me watching it!) The principle is so true. When we go about our day, constantly looking to do the “next thing on the list” we miss out on the moment we are in. Now, it’s SOOOO hard when your responsibilities are so great and seem so necessary! But, I think it’s a mindset. I haven’t mastered that mindset, but I’m working on it! A verse that helped me often when my first 4 were younger was Galations 6:9 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” All of what you are sowing now, all that effort and work, will one day yield a beautiful harvest–even now I’m sure you see glimpses of it!

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    • wordvessel says:

      I have that book!! I need to read it soon. This is encouraging. My mind is always jumping to the next thing and it does steal my joy in the moment. When I do lie down to rest, I rarely rest because Iโ€™m planning how Iโ€™ll do the next things when I get up. This is a great reminder.

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    • wordvessel says:

      I would love to borrow your copy. And it is helpful. On the days when I do manage to focus on the present life is more peaceful.

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  2. Julie Petz says:

    My tip isn’t much of a tip, is it? It’s not a “Do this and this will be the result.” But, I do believe much of the battle is in our head. But, not all, because those dishes don’t wash themselves! Have you ever read Large Family Logistics? She has some helpful tips. I don’t follow all of them, but I found many things helpful that she mentions. You can borrow my copy, if you’d like.

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  3. Do what you must first, then do what you want if time allows ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ your battle for time is real

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