Friday, September 9, 2011

New beginnings.

So...this will be the last post from A Work in Progress.

That's because I'm starting over. I've started a new blog. And I'm so excited about it! - even though it completely symbolizes a new book in my life (it's bigger than a chapter)...the next third, actually. I've definitely taken out a fresh sheet of paper, sharpened a new pencil, started a new day, with new plans, and new thoughts.

It started while hubby was away for 9 days. It was me, at least. And I think to both of us. To me, because I was okay. I didn't bawl daily. I didn't think I was going to die. I survived. And more than that (although I missed hubby like crazy), I thrived.

I feel like I grew up in a lot of ways. I've always had a problem calling myself a "grown-up" or a "woman"...I just didn't feel like I was.

But now... I'm tired of simply being a product of my environment. I'm tired of being a permanent attendee at the pity party. I'm tired of being afraid to do things. I'm tired of being lazy.

And I'm tired of having so much STUFF in my life that I can't think straight, and my kids suffer from it.

Stuff in my house. (I'm tempted to say that's the bulk of the problem, but I know it's not.)
Stuff in my head.
Stuff in my body.
Stuff in my mind.

Better is a little with the fear of the Lord,
than great treasure and turmoil with it.
Proverbs 15:17

This has become a mantra for me. Like it's carved on a stone in the (very cluttered) landscape of my head. THIS MUST HAPPEN. My life is too full, too cluttered, of lots of things that DON'T MATTER. There is so much in my life that doesn't matter, that it's crowding out things that matter so much.

I hope you join me in my new space.

I hope you can join me in my journey - my quest, even - to...
...reclaim the space that God has given me - keeping our surroundings clear of useless filler.
...reclaim the time that God has given me - using it wisely and not wastefully.
...reclaim the job that God has given me - being a good wife and mommy, my ultimate forms of worship.
...reclaim the temple that God has given me - turning to God instead of food.

My grace is sufficient for you,
for My power is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9

If you follow me here, please consider following me there. There will be lots of grace, which is good, because I've got lots of weakness that is still very much a work in progress.

I hope you come with me to
There's more than enough grace to go around.

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