Saturday, May 23, 2009

Death is not dying, a faith that saves

Over the course of the last few weeks I have been receiving emails, reading blogs, and hearing people rave about a video that has recently come out. Its about 55 minutes long, so I haven't found the time to sit and listen. Until right now. With tears streaming down my face, I would like to encourage you to carve an hour out of your day to listen to Rachel, a woman who is dying from breast cancer speak about death. Her message is so powerful and hit home. It is gospel saturated.

Check it out.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Its a new day

Recently I have been feeling convicted about my priorities. I spend far too much time doing things that matter not, and not nearly enough time doing things that are eternally important.

I have been praying about how to remedy this. Besides just giving myself a swift kick in the pants. So, this morning I deleted my facebook account. I erased the link to another site I spend way too much time on. Is facebook bad? No, not at all- but for me- I don't have the discipline needed to get off of it as much as I should. It took away from my time as a wife, mother and a Christian. It also caused for some selfish thoughts. I may see someone from high school and think, "phew, I am doing way better than they are." Or I would put up pictures of me and my family and just wait for someone to lavish words upon how cute we are. My motives were not in the right place and so as hard as it was, I think it was necessary.

I also started something new. I will now be getting up at the wee hour of 5:30am! Yikes! This is to allow me time to do a good devotional reading, take a quick shower, and make breakfast for my husband before he gets out the door in the morning. I am so encouraged by a blog I came upon, girltalk. It is written by the Mahoney women. Carolyn Mahoney gets up at 5:30 am and then gives her daughters a wake up call so they all can get up and have a good quiet time before their kids get up and everyone starts their day. This is something I have known that I should be doing (getting up before Sophie) but really struggling with. So now, I am just doing it! Please encourage me to do so, hold me accountable, and ask me how it is going!

Well, I have a little one who is asking me for "buttered toast" over the monitor so away I go.