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I have discovered it is really hard to be Queen in a household with 3 princesses! Somebody is always borrowing my tiara! Well in between hunting my stuff down I am the proclaimed Queen in the Land of fluff (where my husband swears one day that he will die from glitter lung (you get the picture!) Besides that I am a dieting, exercising, crafting, biblestudying kind of girl.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

How often do you get a check up

How are you doing?  It’s February and how often do you stop, pause and give yourself a check up?  Not a “medical” check up, even though those are important.  However, a life check up or evaluation of how you are doing in the following areas:

As a wife?
As a mother?
As a daughter?
As a friend?
As a christian?
Sharing your beliefs with others?
Loving difficult people?
How or what your doing with the time, God has given to you?

How do you evaluate yourself?  Do you ask others, or do a self examination of your life and choices? 

I have been thinking on this a lot lately, when I heard a pro football player talking about what he does in his off season, is that he evaluates himself in similar areas.  It got me to thinking when my off season is.  How often should I pause and look at how I am doing?  I know at work, we have a monthly meeting just checking on how we are doing, and if we are meeting our goals.  Shouldn’t my life require such scrutiny, and attention?  After all, I only get 1 time at this thing called life.  Should I not take it seriously and see how I am doing? I think so. I am unsure how I am going to proceed with this.  I may ask my kids and my spouse? And then take a look at where my money is being spent, and where my time and attention is given.  Then grade myself, sort of a report card for how I’m doing this year.

I will post my report card later this week.  I would love to hear how other ladies evaluate themselves or how often they pause and reflect.  Please share if you have any insights I would love to hear how anyone else does this!

Comments and opinions are encouraged and wanted!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Words: machine guns or building blocks

WORDS, They are so powerful.  They are as deadly as any weapon made by man.  They can stick in your mind like they were super glued there.  Yet as dangerous as WORDS can be they can also be encouraging, they can build you up, and motivate a country with them.

Yet, how often do we speak before we think?  To drive a car or own a gun you have to have a license.  I do support free speech.  However,  I think we don't stop and think of the weight our words will carry.  We don't pause enough to select with care the right words to say, we often just open our mouths & talk.

This week my heart has been heavy with careless words spoken to my daughter from another student.  The girl told my redheaded daughter "that she did not like gingers." As well, as calling her "fat cheeks".  Deep sigh.  I struggle with a heavy heart, praying taking it to God.  Trying to choose my words carefully when talking to my daughter about this matter. As well, who & what I say to the staff at my daughter's school.

This lesson, I seem to be reminded of every few years while raising daughter's.  We live in sometimes a cruel world, where words are often spoken and thrown at each other like darts.

I wonder if we would speak more carefully if we could visually see the marks our words inflict on another?  Hum, I think it might just make us pause.  I wonder why God made us this way?  Maybe he knew we would struggle with this so much, that the damage would be so great that our flesh simply could not handle such a thing.


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