Thursday, March 10, 2011

Leisure Time...what's that?

Last week we got some pretty devastating news about a family member. (I will share more when I can) Just like every family when they get bad news it ROCKED OUR WORLD. My mind has been so full and my heart so heavy. I honestly can't remember a time I have ever felt like this. There are so many things going on in my head, my mind goes in 1,000 directions. I (We) are still grieving the loss of Ryder but I am trying to sit back and see all the things we have learned through this and all the blessing we have had too! Being a part of and watching such trying situations this past year I feel like I have learned a lot but I know there is so much the Lord wants to teach me. Sadly death, sickness, and other "tough stuff" brings out the worst in people. That hurts. my. heart. BAD. I look at our situation and I know with my WHOLE heart we could NEVER make it through a day without the Lord helping us through.  When bad things happen we have to remember to have faith in the Lord our God. I find myself watching/listening to people and in my head I am saying "really, really, you think you have it rough." I know that thought it so wrong and I get so mad at myself for thinking such a thing( I also know people have it "worse" than us too)....I do not wish bad upon anyone (I hope no one reads this as such) but I do wish sometimes people would take a step back and all this drama needed? I am by no means pointing fingers because this is something I personally am working on. This is something the Lord has REALLY been tugging at my heart about. It's tough people...I try to tell myself over and over "it could be worse right?!?"  I think a lot of times it bothers me to think that something has to happen for people to act correctly or even "put themselves in another person's shoes." I guess our experiences is what molds us into the person we are...I guess that how we grow right? Hmm......just remember next time someone has an attitude toward you or next time you think you don't have time for someone....they might be going through something pretty big, take a step back, put yourself in their shoes and breath....

The whole reason for this post was because of some amazing words of wisdom from the good ol'mama dept. She e-mailed me these words this morning:

"God wants us to have leisure time to renew and relax, but with so many options today, we can unwisely fill our lives with activities until they begin to drain us. If you identify, ask God how and what to say no to, and be obedient to what He shows you.

There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1"


  1. Praying for you and your family! Glad Wyatt is feeling better!!

  2. So sorry you're going through such a hard time. Your attitude and words on your blog are always such a testimony to your love and trust in the Lord, even in situations I can't imagine going through, and I so admire that. I will keep your family in my prayers.


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