Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Are you enjoying a simple life? Or are things crazy?  Things were crazy for me these last 6 months.  I guess it's to expected after having a baby.  But I was craving a simple life.  That's not been what i've been praying for but it's what God has given me right now because I NEEDED it.  He loves me deeply, I can confidently say that. Where would I be without a savior?

Today we had an earthquake! Very strange to stand in the middle of your home as your world is shaking and there's nothing you can do.  It didn't hit me until later that that has resembled my life, an uneasy shaking.  I see in small ways how God has been securing different areas of my life allowing me to be at peace..here's a few

I am seeing my husband differently, and gaining respect for him.  I'm watching what I say and it has made a difference in our relationship.

Well this is a constant changing job but I'm soaking my little boy in each day and thanking God for him. I don't want to lose sight of the gift he is or the job I have to bring him up as a man of God.

I have recently let a few unhealthy friendships end on their own.  I haven't ever done this before but it was heavy on my heart and it became clear that I needed to back away.  I didn't know it would be God's will for me to do such a thing, but it was.  If people are bringing you down chances are they are not the kind of person you want to surround yourself with.  Right now God has hand picked a few close friends and placed them in my life for a distinct purpose.  I am all about meeting new people and I love having many girlfriends but when a relationship starts turning sour sometimes its necessary to walk away.  I hope you don't think i'm picking up and dropping friends like they're sunday's paper. Bad comparison? ha  I just need simple right now and I need understanding friends.  I am blessed by my friends that bring out the best in me, that fill a conversation with laughter, or share their heart with me.  Who honestly love God with how they live, and who love their families too. I will never hesitate to help a friend out but there are certain people that aren't good for me.  I want to surround myself with good friends, not just a multitude of people.  I have been burnt out in the friend department until recently and i'm thankful for this recent change. 

It doesn't have to be hard.  Today I did the laundry joyfully and washed dishes quickly.  'Just do it right away' was the thought today. :) I'm not going to be perfect keeping our home neat because we have a six month baby who pulls me away from chores and he is worth it! I'm not going to miss out too much on him but there needs to be a balance.

I often think deep and get lost in thoughts but recently I've been praying simple things and remembering to praise God for the same.  He intended my life to be joyful and in Him i'm finding peace.  Alright well I should get to bed!