Wednesday, November 7, 2012

UNGLUED/GMG-Colossians Post

Over the last couple of months I've been a part of some really amazing online Bible Studies. From UNGLUED to the Good Morning Girls Colossians study they have both challenged me as a Mom and Christian to do what I need to do to be "Christ-Like".

From UNGLUED, well, the title says it all. How many times in my past have I come unglued when something wasn't going the way I WANTED it to go or the way I FELT it should go.  God is in control and I need to remember this.  Yes, there are good times to be unglued. But those are few and far in between.  I need to keep my composure and keep my eyes on Christ and let HIM take care of things.

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
~ II Corinthians 10:5 NIV84

Now from the GMG Colossians Bible Study I've really seen it ingrained that we need to encourage each other, pray for each other, love each other, respect each other.  As brothers and sisters in Christ, we are to love each other like Christ loved us.  I know that I get snippy sometimes but through this study I have seen that my primary role as a Christian and a Mom is to be an encouragement.  God wants me to be a lamp, not a lamp-shade.  LET HIS LIGHT SHINE!

Too Long Gone

Wow, too long since my last post.  It's been a busy 6 months.  Daughter off to college, husband has a new job, son in Kindergarten with a rough rocky start (due to daughter leaving home)...I was just about to sit down and breathe a sigh of relief when I did something I didn't think I would do for a while....I signed our son up for the swim team.

Let me explain, I am a little over a year post-swim-mom for four years to a high school swimmer.  Lots of meets, lots of year round practices (thankfully the last two years she could drive herself) and lots of parent involvement. It's been a year and I was feeling pretty free.  I'm back exercising, quilting, reading, taking care of the house...and I go do something like sign our son up for swim team...so four nights a week I'm driving him to practice and home again.  Not a big deal. I WILL have help when daddy is home.  At least, I HOPE I have help when daddy isn't traveling for his job.

Now, I know this will put a little strain on my running time, have to still figure out that one and I know the dog isn't going to be happy but we have to get this little guy some activity in the winter or else he will be indoors all the time and that is NEVER good.

So the challenge will come when I start training for my next 1/2 marathon.  But as a mom, don't we always manage to get everything done we HAVE to get done?