We have finally found a church we can agree on.
That’s really saying something!
Being military and moving frequently is a big pain in the rear to finding churches.
I think I’ve mentioned how it takes me at least 2 years to move into a place. . .Half the time we don’t find a church.
But, we finally found one that Jay and I agree on.
The boys all think it could be better. . .but they are “o.k.” with it. (Based on what they tell me, I see that they miss a little more organization than what they feel they are getting. HA! and we homeschoolers feel we live in chaos!)
The preacher at this church can get a bit “long-winded”, which, while Jay doesn’t seem to appreciate that quality in me, he deems it as a great quality in a minister. Yet, more importantly, the man has the ability to make the message applicable to your life.
Let me tell you this is a gift! I found it more often true than not, that the person up front is “just talking to hear themselves speak”, or at least that’s what you come away feeling.
hmmm, I was going somewhere with this. . .
The chemistry book that needs to be scheduled and is “looking” reproachful reminded me.
So, if you’ve read a sampling of my blogs, I believe you would find a few common themes amongst them.
My family is everything to me, though they drive me batty
I always feel I’m disorganized
I AM the Procrastinator Extraordinaire!
That’s funny, as “P.E.” is not really my “thing”. . .one of the reasons I left the military. . .
Egads! I sidetracked myself again!
Yes, that’s it. . .he was talking about how we frequently “know” what God wants us to do , but we have a nasty tendency to walk away from it.
This kind of struck me as your “conscience”
— sing it with me,
“and always let your conscience be your guide. . .” (Jimminy Cricky in Pinocchio)
By doing this (walking away from what we know /believe to be the right path) we in fact find ourselves going backwards in our life.
Yep, that’s where I feel right now. (WHEW! finally got to the point!)
I have this chemistry book to finish scheduling, R&S grammar to schedule, papers to grade, more sciences to schedule, some maths, entire history unit studies. . .
On top of that, I want to run a better household. I want to reserve time for Drew to “mentor” him (I don’t dare call it “teach” as he’s a teen, and he’ll tell you he’s smarter than I.) I need other times reserved for instructing each of the other 3.
Need to reserve time, daily, for Jay as well. . .
I want time for me!!!
And that’s part of the problem! I see the number of things that need to be done. And it’s overwhelming. . . so I tend to procrastinate. . .and by procrastinating things aren’t getting done. . . which means the list isn’t decreasing in size. . .(and we all know that it’s increasing.)
Do you see the little nasty circle?!
So, I’m ADMITTING to you, I am the cause of that circle! (of my own “backwards path”)
Me, Myself and I. The “unholy” trio. . .
There’s probably a plan of steps. . .
. . .
OH! forget it, that’s a whole ‘nother list!
So, here’s another song for you. . .
“just put one foot in front of the other. . .” (The Winter Warlock in “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”)
. . .she sings as she signs off to diligently work on the Chemistry schedule.
(Oh, and let’s remember the Winter Warlock become “good” while singing this song.)