Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Back to the Grind





I really don't want to write this post. I'd rather be stretched out on the couch watching t.v. with my cute husband.

Sigh.

Life has been a whirlwind since we returned from our lovely trip. We're back to activities every other night, me in my office, him in the living room on the nights we're actually home, making dinner and doing laundry and hoping I find the time to clean the house and taking kids to appointments and all our fall activities in full swing and short nights and early mornings and the necessity for caffeine.

You think I got too used to taking it easy?

The announcer on K-LOVE yesterday said her pastor made a good point in church Sunday. There's no use waiting for life slow down. It won't.

Boo. I thought that station was supposed to be positive and encouraging.

And yet, there's something exhilarating about a full life. I get to do a lot of cool things. Though I pine away for less to do, I enjoy relationships and contact with some amazing people. I see God at work.


The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10 :10

A full life is God's gift, His blessing, a chance for an intimate glimpse of God. If I begrudge it, do I allow Satan to worm his way into my head and convince me God isn't good?

I won't take that chance. I'll be happy for my lively life. I'll be thankful and press on. I won't complain, but do the next thing, trusting He'll help me get it all done. There's no need to worry over my schedule. This chicky's got God on her side.

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5 comments:

Karen said...

Oh how funny. Indeed all Satan needs is a little crack and bang in he comes to steal, kill and destroy. What a brat. He needs a new hobby. One that doesn't include me! Ha ha

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Stopping by from IOWT. I enjoyed reading your words. Thank you for sharing.

Loni said...

Ohhh, yes . . . my husband will often say "we pray for dull moments", but the joys in the liveliness and the joys of life cannot be outweighed, for sure. Glad you were able to join in!

Mel said...

Thanks for sharing and your kind words!! :)

Cindy said...

Hey you! It is amazing how when you're away thoughts drift towards home then at home your hands wish for the slowness of balconies & tree canopies.
Your gusto is absolutely wonderful.
And hey, I like that snazzy dress in the photo. Quite elegant, Friend.

Big hugs,
Cin