Showing posts from February, 2008

Is it you or me?

There have been a few people in my life lately who have asked me if they have lost their minds because they are trying to follow Jesus. They even go so far as to dismiss themselves as "nuts," and I have started to wonder why. Is it because the world looks at us with a skeptical eye? Is it merely because Satan hisses doubts as questions of our grasp on reality? Or could it be that we just can't explain what has happened to us since Jesus? It is easier to think perhaps we have lost our grip on reality and are living in some fantasy than really feel the pain of our sinful past, or worse, the pain of watching other we have led down those paths or at least encouraged. It is easier to poke fun at ourselves than to challenge others to consider their own need to change. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am making a conscious effort to not speak that way about myself. I am not nuts, I have not gone crazy, I am not losing my mind, and I am not living in a fanta…

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Slow and steady

I saw this picture when I was on a hike with women from church and it was so cute I just had to take a picture of it. Today, as I was going through my pictures looking for something to write on, it occurred to me that I really do need to slow down. I have a "to do" list that is taller than I am. I have papers to write for school, a presentation to do for work, 2 parties to plan and host, laundry to do and all the other assorted chores, not to mention friends that want to get together, and I want to see them because they are important to me. In short, I want, and try, to do it all. My husband says I am nosy, afraid of being left out. I think it is more that I am afraid of being left behind. I am so acutely aware of time passing now and the time wasted previously. If I don't slow down and savor the walk, tho, I am going to burn out and whine I was too busy to notice anything. So, just for today, I am trying to tackle my prjects in manageable bites. Not finish the…