“in Nana’s car you have to turn a crank to get the windows down. She has an old car I guess.”
This past weekend was the second annual Glory Gals Retreat . I’m honored that God has chosen me to play the role of organizer for it. As I was finishing the last bit of packing equipment up and getting it loaded into the truck, the director of the facility that is used asked me a great question. What were three things I learned from the weekend.
GULP – ummm ahhhh I had to think about that. It’d been such a busy weekend I hadn’t taken the time to ponder. So I sat down and thought about it.
Here’s what I came up with: Continue reading
I’m awake…I look over at my phone for the time…4:43am. I want to close my eyes and go back to sleep, but I know if I attempt it, I’ll just toss and turn and wish I was asleep. So I take a moment to listen to the quite house. Pull my phone under the covers to hide the light from my sleeping husband, and open up Continue reading
My church is fantastic about having goodies every Sunday. It’s an amazing spread of goodies every week. We all line up for the coffee station in the fellowship hall followed by tray after tray of treats. My children even have a ritual in regards to the treats. Continue reading
Yesterday I was having an ehhhh day. Not feeling motivated or excited. Was hard to find anything positive in the day. I kept putting one foot in front of the other, but faking it till I made it the whole way. I knew it was a temporary state, but still didn’t like the feeling. Continue reading
It’s hard to keep positive everyday. It’s hard to look ahead. It’s hard to not think life is scary and short as the TV show I’m watching just said. It’s hard…but as my God reminds me, it doesn’t have to be.
It takes a lot of baby steps, in my experience, but it’s worth it. Give control over. And you’ll gain more than you gave up.
How to start? I have a reminder on my phone to help me remember to take that first step every day.
The other day my son exclaimed “I don’t wanna be a Christian.” My heart sank. In my head I was preparing a list of arguments to persuade him otherwise. But first I wanted to know why. “Why do you feel that way bud?” There I said it. It was out there, but did I really want to hear the answer? Continue reading