Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Prayer for Perseverance

Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to run with perseverance the race marked out for them, as written in Hebrews 12:1.

I can't stop thinking about my reading time last night. I think getting into the inner lives of these other mommies changed something inside me in some profound way.

As I read, I kept wondering what these mommies do besides blog. The eternal tension is between living life or journaling about it, and I have seldom been able to do both (well, sometimes I have been able to do neither, but that is another story for another day). Yet these moms seem to post all the time, and apparently they spend time reading each other's blogs, as well as the comments on their own.

As I sit here now, my house is a shambles. Rooster is watching Noggin clad only in undies, I have three projects strung out around the house, there are clothes in the washing machine that have been waiting to be moved to the dryer for 24 hours, and I am supposed to be prepping for a presentation tomorrow.

And I promised Boo Bear we would make pie from scratch, using a real pumpkin, after school today. What was I thinking?

And what am I thinking sitting here typing something that is unrelated to either my presentation, the recipe book I intended to pass out with it, or my totally awesome Big Idea book that I now haven't even looked at since Saturday?

I think I could stand a dose of said perseverance right about now. Those mommies persevere by journaling day in, day out. They take photos and post them, and do so consistently. Boy do I ever struggle with consistency.

I would like to be one of those mommies who posts multiple times daily. Perhaps they don't truly sit at their computer and compose their thoughts on a blow-by-blow basis. Perhaps it only appears that way because I am only privy to the moments they do post about.

If it happens that I can be one of those mommies, then great. But I think I need to focus on what I am doing, and do it well. And at the moment, it looks like the things I need to persevere with are my presentation, cleaning my house, and then my book later tonight. As they fit in around being a single mommy while daddy is out of town.

Those are ambitious enough goals. So ambitious, I think I need to sit down and persevere with my Bible study first. See you later, I'm going to be busy for awhile.

1 comment:

  1. :) I have noticed my writing has gotten faster over the years with blogging. At first it was laborious, but it has gotten quicker.

    I would add one reason to blog that you may or may not have considered - the munchkins.

    I like the thought that Kathryn and Jacob will someday, maybe when I am gone, go through my writings and get to know me though those writings in a different way. They will get to see what was spinning in my head through all of their younger years.


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