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.


  1. Good luck! It is tough to make changes... I pray God helps you have the strength you need. :)

  2. I'm proud of you, especially with the getting up early. I SO want to do it, and know how important it is! How's it going? If you were in my time zone, we could call each other!

  3. Don't call me at 5:30... yet :) But let's keep each other accountable about quiet times in the morning before the kids get up! Deal?

  4. That is great Kelsey. I have been getting up at 5:30am for almost two months now because I watch my neighbors' girl at 6 am. But often she goes back down for a nap by 7 am and Addie sleeps till 8:30 so often I lay back down for a little cat nap. But I need to just take that time to read God's word, pray and shower as well. Otherwise I often don't shower till like 2 in the afternoon!