Well hello, June.
The year is half over.
This pic is from SEVERAL years ago. The young man in the forefront, struggling with the sand – he’s twenty now. The young lady on the far left is married. The one in the green swimsuit got married yesterday. The boy on the far right will be getting his learner’s permit this month. (Not all of them are my children. :) )
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. — Dale Carnegie
What have you done this year? For Jesus? For others? For yourself?
What have you done WITH Jesus? With others? (With yourself sounds ridiculous, lol.)
I read a book at the end of last summer entitled The Story of With, by Allen Arnold. It’s not romance, at least not in fleshly terms. It’s about doing life WITH God. I encouraged my husband to read it. Ever since, he’s been more intentional about having a relationship WITH God versus doing things FOR God.
I’ve been doing this as well, focusing more on BEING in relationship (with God and with others) rather than doing.
As an older woman (ugh, I hate writing that), I implore you younger ladies to love on your husbands — don’t neglect them as you care for your children — and “stop and smell the roses.” Take time to enjoy the things around you: the laughter of your child(ren), the antics of your pets, time spent with loved ones playing a game, reading a book, or just snuggling. Those times are precious. And fleeting.
Oh, well, this has turned into a sermon… Back to your regularly scheduled Sunday Edition…
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