Tuesday, January 26, 2010

WE FORGOT TO PRAAAAY!!!....!!!!!......

Yes. It was said at the top of Bright One's lungs. Yes, We did forget. Yes, it was sweet to know my girls consider it significant to be sure to end the day with prayer. Prayer is a huge part of my faith and my life. It is a tremendous privilege to get to pray with Bright One and Love Bug on a daily basis.

Tonight we did our bedtime routine and then I read them Love Bug's library book since it was due tomorrow. After reading the Admiral and I kissed, hugged, and tucked them into bed and left. I had been downstairs about 3.4 minutes when this earsplitting scream rent the air. Momentarily I thought someone was being murdered in the girl's room.  I came to the bottom of the stairs and hollered "What's wrong?!?! Are you ok?"  Bright One replied " WE FORGOT TO PRAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! .....!!!!!! WE NEED TO PRAY!!!!!!!" Whimpering and crying "MAMA WE GOT TO PRAAAYY!!!!" One would think that I would be able to climb the stairs in the amount of time it took her to inform me in this fashion.  Especially when you consider Bright One's skill at making the word pray a multi syllable word. I raced up the stairs and opened the door. Where upon Bright One continued her tyrade at slightly more normal decibels. " Yes Love, we need to pray; calm down.You do not need to cry. Mama is glad you remembered so we can pray together."

When did you last lament over forgetting to finish your day with the Father? As I looked back upon this small incident I was struck by how often my focus is more upon my novel than my God as I end my days.

Father - Help me to daily spend time Thanking you for the blessings you bring. Help me to remember that you are my provider and my healer. Thank you Lord, for all that you do for me including little reminders in loud voices!

Monday, January 25, 2010

11 Months to Christmas....

Life, I have discovered, is all about perspective. Yesterday was very warm. Today it is again as it should be in January, flurrying... and gray. I drove the girls to school this morning with a bit of an attitude. My mental conversation with God went something like this:
Me - " I wanted to sleep in more Lord."
God - " and?"
Me - " you could have made it snowy enough for a delay. If it has to be gray anyway..."
God - " You are whining."
Me - " hmph."

My perspective was lousy. We arrived at the school and the girls cheerfully pinky - waved at the counselor and hugged me as they went off to class. I went into the school office to fill out a form. While I was in there one of the ladies came around the corner and said in a hyper excited voice " Only 11 months 'til Christmas!!!!!" She was being silly. But it is true.... we have 11 months until Christmas. How wonderful to celebrate God's Gift to us!  Every day we need to be thankful for a new day. The gift of learning. Thankful for getting up healthy. Thankful for a change of perspective and a gray day.

Thank you Father for the reminder...


Friday, January 15, 2010


Hmmmm...  Ummmm...  Well.... OK.  So...

I don't want to write this post.  I don't want to admit that for the last 2 months I have frittered away my blogging time doing anything but blogging. I, whose common refrain to her daughters is "choose to be obedient.", does not want to confess that I am disobedient.  Of course it is likely that you knew that. Since the scripture says " All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23) I am quite certain you knew that.  I am not sure why I have been putting off writing. I have material. I think it may be just getting started.  Newton's First Law of Motion states that an object at rest will remain at rest and an object in motion will remain in motion unless acted upon by an outside source. I think that was me - an object of great inertia - unwilling to get started putting down the ideas and lessons rattling around in my brain just because it required starting. Seems terribly silly as I look at it in writing. However today I was 'acted upon by an outside source'. A very dear friend sent me note today on Facebook asking if I was finished blogging. This required of me to answer honestly that "No I am not finished. I am merely disobedient." UGH! She replied with " Get un-disobedient... and consider this a butt kick! :-)" This coupled with another friend saying to me last night "when are you going to post again?" has given me the impetus to just sit down and type. To get un-disobedient. 

I started with a confession. Now I ask forgiveness of the Father and of you. I also challenge you. There are areas in every life we don't look at too closely because we don't want to admit our disobedience. We don't want to quit frittering. We do not want to examine our motives for disobedience. So my challenge is: Look. Take stock of your areas of neglect. Pray. Ask Him to show you what can be let go of and what is disobedience and how to move into obedience to Him.

Adonai - I have been disobeying... again. Father forgive me. Thank you for sending me a nudge. Thank you for reminding me that this isn't just for me. But for you because you said too. Help me to be obedient to you in each moment. Caite

I will be going back and catching up December so please bear with me as I do.