“God didn’t create hurry.”
That quote by Richard Swenson seized my heart during the summer months. I’d known for quite some time that my schedule was out of control. No matter how hard I tried, my best intentions to scale back kept turning into saying “yes” too often.
I felt so boxed in.
No mental rest. Always anticipating the next obligation. Forever short-tempered and stressed.
It was time for a break. I meant to let you know. But when your train has jumped the track and it’s headed for a cliff, you don’t stop to serve tea to the passengers.
After I tucked and rolled, I made a soft landing in the field of “Wow…I don’t mind cooking so much when I actually have time for it.” When I dusted myself off I decided to traipse down the path called, “I get to do fun stuff with my kids more often.” Then I totally got lost in the forest of, “Hey, having time to think leads to lots of creative ideas…and a more organized home in which to work and play.”
Here’s what I learned in the past two months:
A. Only God can take care of everybody.
B. God told me to take care of my family first.
C. In this season in my life, blogging needs to be a once-in-a-while thing.
I also have an article up on The Home Educating Family about how to recognize (and do battle with) overload. It was a tough one to write because it’s so personal. If you live in a perpetual state of “busyness”, I hope that what I share in “When Ministry Competes with Family” will be a lifeline for you.
I’ve missed you. Thanks for being patient and supportive as I try to follow the Spirit’s lead.