Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Now That I Like My Blog Background....

I think I'll write again.  Yes, I have a problem with decisions.  Well, not really in the real world, but in the blog world~yes, most definitely.  Call it silly or an obsession...whatever.

Do you ever NOT feeling like doing something?  Something you know will be great for you once you get over yourself and just do it?  

That was me on Sunday night.  Christmas break has been marvelous, it truly has, but I have had absolutely zero time to myself in more than two solid weeks.  Not even a solo trip to the store.  Where I go, one or two want to follow.  Usually Graham or Drew.  Not that I'm complaining, but....a woman needs some time alone, ya know?

So, that being said, I wanted to stay home from church on Sunday night while Todd took the boys.  I am not one to miss church~and for various reasons, it had been quite sometime since we'd been on a Sunday night.  Even if someone is sick~or two of them~Todd and I will still go with the ones who aren't sick.  In fact, we'll tag team and one of us will stay home that morning, and the other will stay home that night.  

I'm not saying this to brag~heaven forbid.  I'm saying this to tell you how human I am, and how my wants get in my way sometime.  

I did go to church on Sunday night~I won't tell you why on this blog, that is between me and my man, but I did go.  And low and behold got one of the biggest blessings I've had in a long while. 

The enemy is out to STEAL, to KILL and to DESTROY.  He is a thief and a liar.  He swoops in to steal our joy, he kills our hunger for the Lord and he is out to destroy families.  I should have known when this feeling of wanting "time to myself" came over me, that it was not me desiring time alone.  It was the enemy trying to rob me of the blessing I got that night.  

Some of you who read this probably don't understand what I'm talking about.  The very thought of church 3 times a week probably bores you to tears, and whatever in the world am I talking about when I say that the Bible is one of my favorite books, when it puts most people to sleep?!

God is my lifeline.  He alone keeps me going on a daily basis.  He alone gives me joy like no other~although, I must say that my boys do their fair share!  He alone completes me~contrary to what Tom Cruise said to Renee Zellweger in that movie whose title I just forgot.  He alone does for me what no human being on this earth can do.  

So, what about you?  Do you ever do things you don't want to "just because"?  It's like exercising is for me~if {AND A BIG FAT IF IS INSERTED HERE} I get around to doing it, it is most certainly not because I want to.  Ask my husband how many times he's had to drag me out the door, all but kicking and screaming.  But if I do the exercise thing, I feel so refreshed afterwards. 

He is that for me.  The thought of not attending church on a Wednesday night is unappealing to me~my dad always said the midweek service was comparable to filling up your empty gas tank.  Sometimes all the giving I do as a wife, mom and caregiver to elementary aged kids drains me and I need a refresher.  

Are you missing something in your life?  Do you have an emptiness that nothing as of yet has been filled?  Do you hunger and thirst for something, yet nothing quenches that need?  

Give church a try.  

Any Bible believing {as in nothing added to or taken away from the Bible} church will do.  Denominations don't matter to me~we're all going to be neighbors in Heaven someday, right?  We might as well learn to get along down here.  You can try my church.  There is a picture of the lovely building on the right side of this blog.  By clicking on the picture, it'll take you straight to our website.  

What are you afraid of?  We're starting a new year.  What a perfect opportunity to get involved in something new.  Just see what blessing you will receive by going.  

If you have questions or comments and don't want to leave them on here, feel free to email me at allboys@gmail.com.  

Love to you all on this cold and beautiful day that the Lord has given us. 

Philippians 4:6 and 7  Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything.  Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done.  Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.  His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.  

James 5:16  Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. 


Phyllis said...

Very well said! You spoke to anyone who reads this. I am missing church too. It seems like forever since we have been on a Wed. night or a Sunday night. Tomorrow night will start us back to what we need.

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

looking forward to being back on Wednesday nights... I don't like the holiday breaks from church :)

LOVE the new background, it's adorable! And so blessed to have found such an amazing church and church family!

Beth@Not a Bow in Sight said...

Two weeks of vacation time left me hungry for some alone time with God. And I love, love my church...I'm always glad when I make myself go!

Debi said...

OK....the first thing I have to say is....EVERYONE SHOULD and DESERVE to have TIME ALONE. Including you! Just because you feel that way doesn't mean it's Satan. If that's the case .....I'm in BIG TROUBLE my Sista!Sure Satan will do everything to rob, lie, and steal your joy. But don't get caught up into thinking that just because you need some time alone....your being selfish or it's Satan! Every Mother needs a moment to herself... in fact I think when you do that for yourself you are a better Mother for your children....at least I am. I hate to tell you this....but your not Mother Teresa! Even she needed some time away from convent. Why do you think she went to Africa so much. She needed to get out! So DO you. You have to think about it. The minute the twins went to school...what do you do? You volunteer to be a room mom and find yourself up there everyday. I still to this day don't know why you did that so fast. Lighten up....give yourself a couple of cookies for doing EVERYTHING that you do. I admire you so much for being so good. Your enough to give this Sista a complex. There are some days that I leave very early and don't come back home until I know that dinner has been prepared and kids are in bed. I just have to have some time with friends or just by myself to come full circle and relax. I hope this gives you a full insight to how your Sista feels.

all4boys said...

I guess I should have clarified that I don't think that's the case~needing the time alone. It was on this particular night, I feel like for ME. I do get time alone...I just didn't get much in the past 2 weeks, and as much as I love my kids, YES I was ready to be alone come Monday morning. I get lots of time with Todd and me, and I get lots of time with me and some girlfriend time. This particular time~I stand behind what I wrote. As good as church was that night, as awesome a time of worship that we had~I needed to be exactly in that spot. My point was not to make anyone feel bad about themselves as mom. YES, ALL MOMS NEED TIME TO THEMSELVES!!! I was speaking on a personal level from my point of view that night.

Nobody is perfect, that is for sure, myself being the biggest imperfect one. As for the volunteer/job thing~it all just kinda worked out that way. I never planned on getting a job, I was surely not looking for one. The money has been nice~although it's not much, it's more than we had~but it's something I enjoy. I like feeling useful and I love being around their school and their friends. I feel like I'm in "the know". I have enough time to do what I have to do...and then I go to work every day. I was just asked today if I like what I did by a lady I work with, and I could truthfully say that YES I am content and I love what I do. I think I'm there for a reason that only God knows and I believe that I'm there to encourage and minister to the kids that may not get that from home. I have a ton of love {and hugs} to give, and the fact that I get paid for that? It's a dream job. It's also humbling, which is good for my soul.

I'm just saying. Love ya, sista.

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