Here I go!!!
I’m very excited to start my blogging experience. I’ve been contemplating it a lot lately, as I have had certain truths laid on my heart that I would like to share. I plan to share things that have inspired me, in hopes that perhaps you also will be blessed.
My “theme verse” is Luke 12:34 – “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” It reminds me to evaluate where I spend my time, money, what kinds of things I acquire and value.
Although I am a mom and a wife (and my life pretty much revolves around the duties of those roles during this chapter of my life), I am also still a woman. I plan to write about various aspects of life, as I am challenged on different levels, in my different roles. Sometimes it may be concerning parenting, or being a wife, a friend, a woman, a child of God.
I was recently reminded of something that I remember hearing at various times in my past. They say that if you want to spend your time doing something specific, you need to carve it out, or else something else will fill up that space. It is also said that if you don’t schedule your own time, someone else will. This general concept is true in so many areas of life. It reminded me that I need to be aware of what I want to achieve (in a day, a project, in being a wife, raising my children, etc) and work toward that end. I was struck with the realization that I have to constantly be in the mode of being “on purpose” if I want something to get done.
Recently, this has come to mind as I parent my toddler daughter. I am reminded each day of how every experience she has at her young age is a new one. She is learning and discovering the world around here. How things work, how she fits into it. What is acceptable and what is not. I need to be “on purpose” about what I want her to learn and how I want her to perceive the world around her. How do I want her to view the world? How do I instill Biblical values and help her to grow into a prepared, well-adjusted, thriving woman of God?
I am thinking of so many other things to share, but I will save them for another post. 🙂
I’ve been quite pensive lately. Perhaps it is because of all of the hurt and pain around me, as friends have been going through hard times and it’s made me aware of just how fragile life is and has also directed me to be more eternity-driven. For whatever reason, I find these reflections and evaluations to be important and necessary. I just need to make sure it doesn’t stop with the thinking part. I need to ACT in order to make them effective and for change to occur. I’m making 2012 the year to ACT. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me!