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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

There are many things

going through my mind.  They're running around like wreckless drivers, and I need to slow down the traffic before the craziness causes a 15 car pileup.

After a week that didn't go my way, I'm making up a TON of homework, trying to keep up with housework, and allow for a little playtime too.  On days/weeks like this I think God should give me superpowers, because how else am I supposed to do it all?  If sleep just weren't so necessary...

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. (Galations 6:9)

Since there's always some silver lining, I would like to point out that my car wreck made it necessary for us to purchase a new car.  This means that I will finally join the cool mom's minivan club (our definitions of "cool" may very well differ, but so does our eye color)!  We're planning on buying a new-to-us mom-mobile by this weekend.  My kids are just as excited as I am, because they envision some sort of party bus, while my neighborhood mom friends are relieved that I can finally help carpool some of their kids.  Turns out, totalling my car is a plus for everyone!

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)


I never mentioned my New Year's resolution for 2010.  It's very personal, unlike the general goal to get rich or skinny.  My hope is that this year I can finally grab onto a brighter outlook and future based on letting the past go and becoming a person that is no longer defined or held back because of old habits, unrealistic expectations, others' opinions, scewed perceptions, unnecessary ambitions, bitterness, bad attitudes, and excuses.  I'm praying that God gives me the courage to face up to the ugly things instead of avoiding them.  I'm ready to be free- and to be true to who He made me to be.

There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears. (Phillipians 1:6)

And now I have to chip away at some more school assignments, dishes, laundry, grocery shopping...and build a house of blocks with my son.  Ta ta!


Dani*
Since I don't upload new photos every day, these pictures were taken from the Byham photo archive.  One of these days I'll organize, date, and save them on CDs then file them to free up my poor computer's failing memory. 

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