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Thursday, October 11, 2007


Lately, I have felt myself being irritable. I know it is hard to believe. My daily schedule is starting to wear on me. Driving kids to work and picking them up, it takes 80 minutes of my day! I have alot going on, and my husband wants me home more which I am trying to accomodate, but this driving thing is making me nuts!

Then some of the kids have had some digestive issues, which requires my attention too. Oh, and did I mention that we have 11 puppies? That makes 12 dogs, 3 horses, and 7 cats. Did you know kittens are hard to get rid of? :)

I normally take it all in stride - but I must admit that lately I don't.

I know that God is working in my life and that there are lessons here for me to learn. New ones and old ones that it is time to go deeper with. Sigh.

My God is so faithful, He never gives me more than I can handle without making a way of escape! He will guide me into what He has for me during this time.

I just need to remind myself daily that He has a purpose in all of this.

I like the result of growth, I just don't always like the process.

Here are the word to my favorite hymn:

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;

Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art,

Thou my best thought, by day or by night,

Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;

I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;

Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;

Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,

Thou mine inheritance, now and always;

Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,

High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High Kind of heaven, my victory won,

May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heav'n's Sun!

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,

Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.


Becky K. said...

Bless your heart! You do have so much happening and you have always been so careful about being gone from home too much. You'll find your balance...hopefully before you find your breaking point.

Now, do as I say and not as I do ...please take it easy and slow down.

Your friend,
Becky K.

Anonymous said...

In regards to the kids and the jobs, do they HAVE to work? Can your adult child figure out how to get to work? Is this something that could be revisited on the priorities list?
Maybe make a list of things needed and you and Tim look at it and see what you must do and see what can be put on the burner for later. Sometimes we can't see straight in the midst of chaos but God can make straight our paths. Tell him!

Pauleen said...

I'm totally understanding and sympathetic. Thank you for your honesty. When you figure out the solution - let me in on it - I'm listening. :) Go back to that quiet evening a couple of Sundays ago that you and Tim had - and refresh yourselves again.

Anonymous said...

You've got quite a lot on your plate, dear lady. Do take a bit more time before the throne of God each day. While you have a myriad of things taking up your time, do your best to make other necessaries simple..yes..keep it simple simple as possible. And know that others have been there, are there, or will be there - and we lift you up in prayer. <><

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daisy said...

It can sure be stressful. You think that when your kids are adults, that you're off the hook. I know that we ran our kids to work more than I care to remember because we wanted them to be working. It's a tough call.

The only thing I can offer is what my mother used to say to me: This, too, will pass. Something will come up, some way, some solution, but right now when you're in the middle of the muddle, just huddle down and pray! I'll pray for you and your family, too!

Thankfully, it can only come at you a day at a time.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Thank you all for your sweet encouragement.

I have a renewed frame of mind, and inspite of my darling being sick on Saturday, and the girls working, I was able to accomplish much with a great attitude! We had a fun evening on Saturday, got to bed early, and went hiking with friends on Sunday afternoon. It was a weekend of refreshment.

God is Good!


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