Wednesday, January 26, 2011

priorities

He's just like me. He made a list. I like lists. I make them often. They help me feel more organized. Even if the truth is that I'm not.

His list contained things that he wanted to do that day. Much like my lists usually do.

Things like walk the dogs, eat dinner, have an apple.... just small tiny things he wanted to do.

Watching him cross off some of the things he accomplished was cute. The way he lifted his eyebrows, looked through the bottom of his glasses, held his lips in a serious manner, and scratched off an item. So cute, so 80-year old man. I love him.

He had priorities that day. A list of stuff that was important to him.

When I think of my priorities, they don't include watching tv all day, or spending way too many hours on Facebook, or scrolling through a list of blogs I don't really read but thought I might, or sitting on the couch too long, or sleeping way too late.

It's time for me to grow. Spiritually. Closer to God. Get to know Him. Really know Him.

It's time to cut some stuff out. I'm shutting down my Facebook for a while. I don't know for how long. But I need a change, and this is a start. There are other corners in my life that I'm looking over. Some are really dusty and need a gentle cleaning. Some need a total overhaul. Some just need cleared out and emptied completely.

I go through these phases often, where I'm ready to get serious about my relationship with the Lord. It's really sad that I bounce back and forth between on fire and meh, okay to stay stuck. I'm tired of doing that. Distractions are going to have to be hidden and controlled for a while.

If you would like to still follow this blog, you can sign up by email or follow in a reader. Look on the right hand column. I'll be shutting down Facebook by the end of this week. You can also contact me by email if you would like.

Facebook friends, thanks for understanding.

Happy Wednesday.


ps... after looking back through the photos I've taken, my photo a day is not happening like I thought. I've apparently lost days. Though I thought I was keeping up, it seems I wasn't. It's evident to me that it's not the priority I thought it was and having such small children make it even harder to keep my commitment. So once again, I'm flaking out.... I will however continue to take my camera out more often.

1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely sorry to see you leave FB, just because that's where I go to keep up-to-date, but I completely understand your reasoning. I hope that you're able to find that place with God you're longing for. I'm working my way to the same spot. ((hugs))

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I am so happy you are here. Your words make my heart so happy.

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