Friday? Oops! I was going to post this yesterday!! I am already off schedule. Drat.
Ok, the truth is that I am trying very hard to make some changes in my life that require more self-discipline than I’ve had lately. One has to do with Easter candy. Another has to do with my schedule.
I know that, somehow, I need to find time to revamp my blog (while I continue to post), write a book, and develop a speaking ministry…while homeschooling, enjoying my family, keeping house, caring for the hearts in my home, cooking healthy meals, exercising regularly, team-teaching in Sunday School and for our ladies’ Bible Study at church, and beginning the training I need to become a tutor in our homeschool community, Classical Conversations… All of these priorities are worthy. Beyond that, all of these are gifts that God has given to me and He expects me to be a good steward of them.
But, my tendency to all-or-nothing thinking means that I can either (1) give up because I have too much to do and not enough time to do it all perfectly or (2) become the task-oriented crazy woman I used to be, who was the most “productive” version of me. Here is where I used to always get stuck.
What I have learned in the last few years is there is another option. Yay! Another way!! (3) rely on Him to make it work. Eureka! And it was there all along, only I was too focused on myself to see Him in the midst of the chaos. Now I try to live more humbly and know that if it is important, the LORD will allow me to do it. If His plan has something else on the top of my list for the day/week/year…it will be first in my life and mind, whether I want it to be or not. There is no way around God’s priority list.
So it is with a humble heart that I make any plans nowadays. People used to say, “God willing.” Or in the South, “God willing, and the creek don’t rise.” And that is the way I am trying to approach life, and my to-do lists, in particular.
Still, I know that God still calls us to live orderly lives, and making plans can help that. So here goes… I used to post three days per week…well, I even hosted an online Bible study where I posted five times a week, but that was a killer! And lately I have felt like it was time to return to the good number of three times per week. And in an effort to get my blogging a little more organized I am turning to alliteration. Here is my new blogging “schedule”, God willing and the creek don’t rise:
- Mondays, we are instituting Memory Verse Mondays and I will be posting about a memory verse our family is practicing.
- Wednesdays, I am writing about Wisdom from the Word…and I will be sharing my favorite Proverbs.
- Fridays, I will share about my passion – The Family Workshop.
- I have so many other Random thoughts but I can’t find a day that starts with “R”…of course Thursday-Saturday are the days with “R” in them. This reminds me of eating Oysters only in a month with an “R” rule…(thank you New Orleans for teaching me this)…I guess you can see how my minds wanders? Suffice it to say if something awesome to blog about comes up, the “R” rule (for Random Thoughts) will be enforced on any given day. Plus, there are sick days or heavenly appointments that change everything all at once.
Oh! I forgot to tell y’all how much fun I had last Saturday at my very first speaking engagement! Thank you to those of you who were praying for me! 🙂 I led the Women’s Workshop for our church. It was called Leading a Leviticus Life. We talked about how the LORD calls us to be holy as He is holy (Leviticus 19:2). Researching it was awesome! The Bible is so consistent. Old and New Testament alike teach us that we can experience holiness by obedience, by hearing and doing the Word. So I think that next Friday (God willing and the creek don’t rise), in The Family Workshop, I will start to share very specific ways we can build our houses on Hearing and Doing.
Meanwhile, please pray for direction for me on improving the website experience for readers. This has been heavy on my heart for awhile, but I haven’t had the time or resources to pursue it. I think it is time to make some fun changes, but I need to learn some new things first – so here I GROW again!
Britta ~ I am justAgirl…just like you!