After a quick breakfast, I helped my kids locate their shoes and backpacks, then herded everyone into the garage to load into the minivan. For this one year only, all…
You could take a power nap. You could scoot over to Starbucks to get coffee. You could even get one more load of laundry started, or maybe do the breakfast dishes. You could check your email or watch a couple of YouTube videos . . . but it wouldn’t be the best 20 minutes of your day.
It’s easy to put work first, to put our family first, and sometimes to put our friends, ministries, and even ourselves first. What doesn’t come easy is doing whatever it takes to put our faith first. This poem was inspired by my pastor’s sermon on pursuing God in the New Year.
I hadn’t considered the transition into a new decade as being that important until people started asking me, ‘did you know that we just experienced the last full moon of the decade?’ and ‘what life accomplishments did you experience in the last decade?’ I hadn’t considered how to navigate change in the New Year in exactly this way.
We live in a microwave, Wi-Fi hotspot culture. We want it now; we want it fast; we want it yesterday. Thanks to many technological advances like the Internet, smartphones, Netflix, and yes, even the microwave from the 80s, most everyone, including me, has lost patience for the process of many aspects of life that just can’t be rushed.
It’s hard to imagine your life being altered beyond all recognition. From your schedule to the way you handle sticky situations, starting a family kicks off growth in unfathomable ways. If you’re a parent, you know this to be true. Having children changes nearly everything about your life—without being fully prepared no matter how much you spend at Babies R Us.