All posts tagged: priorities

Snail Mail and Knee-Jerk Reactions {A lesson in the unchangeable sixty-second minute}

I’ve been thinking about the mail today. Perhaps it’s the weather. We’ve had driving sleet, snow, hail and all manner of inclement conditions, but just like the old ad says, they deliver. I realize I have no control over the mail. Each day envelopes come containing good news and bad, bills and blessings, offers and coupons and of course, there’s the junk. I’ve found that around my house the mail piles up. We have mail habits, not all of them good. Do you?             There’s a stack from the end of last week when things got too busy.             There’s the stack that got sorted, with bills set on top.              There’s the stack that got stuck in the bedroom when we had company and needed to clear the counters in a hurry. All our snail mail habits involve stacking. And I must confess, I recently sorted and deleted an enormous virtual stack just  a few weeks ago. Over 800 messages. …

{Time} It’s Not About Me November

I had a great piece I was going to post tonight. After meeting with my writer’s group, I was encouraged, inspired. We had a brief prompt-writing session and I began composing a post that I thought would really benefit us as we consider November’s theme: “It’s Not About Me.” I planned to sequester myself in my room and finish this post by midnight. It’s now 1:10 a.m. and I’m just getting started. You see, when I arrived home I got to comfort my nine-year-old who was in tears, frightened by a scary commercial on TV. She was in her room, reading in the Psalms, looking to God’s word for help. We read Psalm 116, then Psalm 27. Then we turned to Philippians and learned that God gives us peace when we think on things that are true and lovely, honorable and worthy. Then, I helped my older kids get the house straightened up so that my friend who is blessing me with housecleaning while I’m unable (due to my injuries from my accident), wouldn’t have …