"So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy"
~Colossians 1:10-11

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thoughts for Today

This is an excerpt from the May/June 2010 Thriving Family magazine published by Focus on the Family. The article is titled "Mommy-Tasking" by Carol Barnier. It's a pretty good perspective for us multi-tasking mamas!

".........Multi-tasking is not something mothers need to learn. We clean the house and whip dinner and taxi the kids and trim their hair while we extract a splinter, explain a metaphor, sew a costume, teach kids to chew with their mouths closed, remove lipstick from the couch cushion and use a toilet plunger........ What we moms need, what our minds miss most and what our hearts intensely seek is the seemingly lost ability to monotask. We long for a quiet moment on a porch swing to laugh with a child, a change to linger over dinner with our husband and the satisfaction of allowing a burgeoning idea to playfully work its way through our brain....... the world of motherhood is one of perpetual motions..... But multi-tasking isn't just a solution for improved productivity; a value statement that say more is always better and quiet times are unproductive times. I suspect that God couldn't agree less. The Bible doesn't say, "He leadeth me in the path of astounding productivity and dizzying accomplishment whereby He is exceedingly impressed". No, God wants us to lie down in green pastures, and He wants to lead us beside still waters to restore our souls..........."

Are you so busy that you miss a quiet moment with a child?
Can you take 15 minutes during naps today and just enjoy reading through the Psalms and not work your grocery list or listen to music at the same time?

Take a moment from your day and look around you-
Enjoy it.
Treasure this moment...
In all the chaos and clutter...
In the midst of kids and a husband...
and dinner on the stove...
Say "thanks Lord" for all you have given me.

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