We all want to spend time with our family, but we’re so busy with everything else going on in our world, how do we do it?
How do we respond when so many others need/want our moments, hours and days, yet we long for more time with our husband? More time pouring into our children? Here are some points to ponder when you consider how yo will spend your days:
Establish an eternal perspective. How will this decision effect eternity? If it won’t, then is it pressing right now or should I do something else?
Remember when you say “yes” to someone, you’re saying “no” to someone else. Who should I be saying “no” to? Is this person in my priority order?
Respond to each opportunity on the basis of how it will affect your ability to fulfill your current obligations. Will doing this make it more difficult to do what I have to get done today? Will doing this help me accomplish what is before me?
Try to do only the right things for the right reasons at the right times in the right seasons.
Now, how will you spend TIME with your family this weekend? Perhaps you should start by asking yourself these four questions, then make decisions about what you will/should do!
Your family opportunities won’t be there forever! Grab them while you can!
Happy November Eve! There’s a reason I’m posting a second post on this October 31! Read on!
As we stare into the beginning of this month in which we celebrate
I thought it might be a good idea to think about how we can maximize being thankful for these thirty days! It’s too easy to jump into Christmas mode and only give a nod to being grateful for all God has given us in His grace. So, let me share a few practical ways you can focus on being thankful starting today!
I’ve signed up to join Revive Our Heart for the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge. You have to sign up before November 1! So I’m posting my blog a day early so you won’t miss out!! This will help me to really be intentional in being thankful!
Show your family gratitude. I’m re-doing something I’ve done in the past to show my husband know how grateful I am for him. I drew this simple tree on the bathroom mirror. Each day I’ll add a leaf stating one reason I thank God for him. The first year I did this my husband said he was going to Lowe’s to buy a bigger mirror! It made me smile, because I knew it had hit a chord in his heart. I love him too much not to let him know exactly why!
Chalkboards are great ways to express daily thanks. Set one on the counter of your kitchen and each day have your family write another thing for which they can give thanks.
Or you could draw a tree on a chalkboard, like my bathroom tree and add leaves of thanks, like below.
Keep a thankfulness journal in which you only write your thanks – no requests.
Let’s be intentional every single day this month to be thankful to the Lord…He is the Giver of everything and He deserves our praise!
We had our first really cold day of fall this week! It came just in time for Trunk or Treat at church, making it a fun fall activity! I made these costumes up for my husband and me. I thought since he’s my other half, it was perfect!!
Life has been so enriched with these precious little boys in our lives. They are growing and changing so much! They’re imitating…
and learning and rolling and growing…and stealing our hearts!
Fall also means Pumpkin Roll! Here was the first one of the year!
To be a part of a group of praying friends is a HUGE blessing in my life. These ladies are my prayer group. We have cried, rejoiced, laughed, and prayed so much in the last couple of years. Wow. We are rich, indeed! We got to celebrate a birthday of one of these precious gals this week. What a joy to rejoice that she is God’s gift to us as a sister in Christ, a friend, and prayer partner!
What fun activities have been a part of your week?
Do you have a group of women you pray with? I’d so encourage you to ask God to give you at least two or three!
Fall brings some favorite things we don’t have the rest of the year. I thought I’d share some of the things I’m especially loving this fall (though they’re not all seasonally related). Look for the ARROW in the picture to see my favorite thing!
What are you enjoying this fall? A new product? A place you’ve visited? A person who’s been a blessing? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Have a refreshing weekend as you attend a church that preaches the Word of God in Truth! Our church will be celebrating its 61st anniversary this Sunday, so it will be a special day, and I’m looking forward to it!