Monday, December 05, 2011
ah. having a nice slow re-entry this morning, after a pleasant weekend. i got a start on my holiday shopping, which is rare for me, as i am 'last minute girl.'
i also shopped for myself, as i got my new kitchen ordered on saturday. well, half a kitchen. the other half will involve more elbow grease, and most likely will spread across the weeks this winter. i am sort of project'd-out, that is for sure.
as i look over the relationships i have in blogland and facebook, it is disheartening to see that most folks are not super joyful. there is a lot of 'busy' going around, that is for sure. a few weeks ago, my pastor talked about how nobody wants to hear that you are busy. WOW. isn't that true? i am ever so guilty of using that term as my badge of importance, or even as my secondary identity, when i have things going on. my value becomes THE THINGS I NEED TO GET DONE, which is so not what God says about us.
the truth is, busy sucks our life away. it really does. i keep asking God for a balance over here on the back forty. it seems when i am NOT busy, i just waste time and do nothing of value....probably in retaliation to the BUSY times when i don't have a choice.
i'm prepared to find value this december. for me, that means relationship. finding the time to share with others MY time. i don't really have anything of more value to the world to offer, and i don't think any of you do, either. it's time to start rejecting 'all martha, all the time' and to start being mary at least a little bit of the time, don't you think?
i guess what i'm saying is "do you want to come over for coffee?" ha!!!
:) happy monday!
Posted by bobbione8y at 6:31 AM