martes, julio 10, 2018

Downtime-reevaluating and prioritizing

It has been a quiet time in my life; that means I've had a lot of time to re-evaluate my commitments and re-think my priorities.  My priority is always God.  Therefore, I will prioritize the things He wants for my life . . . like serving His church and loving my husband.  Anything that would compromise those commitments cannot be a part of my life.  I am in the process of seeing what things need to be (or become) a part of my life, and what things must go.

viernes, junio 29, 2018

Last Post for June.

It's been a long time since I posted anything.  That's got a lot to do with the weather . . . it's too nice outside to sit here writing.  Also, I've been busy with other things, and lastly, I've been debating over how much of my private life and thoughts I want to make public.  This has been a really weird summer, with both a lot going on, and at the same time, not much of anything going on.  And that is all I have to say for now.

miércoles, junio 13, 2018

Where is my Community?

I've just spent a couple of days helping out with a big homeschooling event.  I was asked several times what community I belonged to.  It made me feel left out every time I had to answer, "I'm not part of any community.  I don't have kids; I'm just helping out."  I was reminded over and over of God's sovereignty and my need to be content with my life as it is.

miércoles, junio 06, 2018

These Quiet Days

These past few months haven't been very exciting or adventurous for me; quite the opposite.  I've had a lot of time alone, a lot of time to think.  I actually searched furiously for a job for a time, but then I wondered if that was really something I wanted to pursue.  There were so many reasons for me not to get a job:  time with Mr. M, church, Bible Study, time with friends.  Still, there were also reasons to get a job: the comraderie, meeting new people.  I was totally on the fence.  I'm still not all the way off the fence.  I'm trying and trying and praying and praying to learn to be content while I stay (mostly) at home and wait to spend time with Mr. M or some other friend or make myself useful in some other way.  I'm really looking for opportunities to serve others in the church.  I guess this search for service opportunities is an adventure in itself, as is the spending time alone and praying to learn to be content with the quiet little life God has given me.

martes, mayo 29, 2018

Choices and Priorities

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately, and asking for counsel from friends.  As a result, I have made some pretty significant (to me) decisions regarding how I spend my time.  I plan to invest more time in church involvement and service, and more time with Mr. M, and time volunteering in town.  I also want to spend time writing and encouraging others with my words.

lunes, mayo 14, 2018

Did I Miss The Boat? Have I Been Asleep For 100 Years?

I have been doing all I can to get a part-time job. I feel like Rip Van Winkle, though.  It seems that in the years between getting married and now, the whole world has changed.  Everything-and I mean EVERYthing-is on the internet.  The school district here doesn't even accept any hard copies of anything.  Training classes are on the internet.  A bad connection or an old computer could put me out of the running.  It is either a sign that I just shouldn't get a job, or a sign that I should have been born 50 years ago if I really think just knowing something and being nice a trustworthy can get me a job.

jueves, abril 19, 2018

A Short Testimony

 I came to Christ in high school.  While attending a Catholic school, we were taught that Martin Luther and his friends were troublemakers and rabble rousers.  (Which they were, in the eyes of the Roman Catholic church.)  However, I agreed with Luther that even the commoners in the villages should be able to read the Bible for themselves and come to their own conclusions, and not be limited by what the Roman church would teach them.  That is when I started my own serious study of the Bible and joined a Bible-teaching church, and started meeting regularly with other students of the Bible.