Tuesday, June 1, 2010

6/01/10 Homekeeper's Journal

Just in case you've not heard of the Christian Homekeeper Network, it is a site where fellow Christian ladies give practical and everyday advice concerning living a Christian life. The Network includes blogs from mothers around the country, journaling their particular journey through life. One of the features offered is the Home Keeper's Journal, in which several prompts are given to get you going and then you finish in your own words. Even if you've never blogged or written much before, this could be the start of your introspective journey. Check it out: http://www.christianhomekeeper.org/.

In my kitchen ….. bloodshed and purple stains. Bloodshed from my 7YO pulling his eighth tooth this morning (which I think is gross EVERY time) and purple stains from all the mulberry jelly I’ve been making lately.

My marriage or relationship ….. June is the anniversary month for when my hub and I first met and went on our first hot date. And when I say “hot”, I mean in temperature. We went fishing at my grandpa’s pond which is surrounded by chat piles.

With my children ……second full week of summer vacation, and I’m working on getting them out of the house more with less resistance. All they want to do is stay in the house and play with their toys. It may be a long summer, but at least we’ll be cool!

I feel so relieved when ….. I wake up every morning and have absolutely no place to be but right where I am.

My spiritual life is (choose one) flourishing, declining …. (and talk about why)…I think it is flourishing. I’m surrounded by good Christian people, more so than I have been in the past 10 years while I was working. Also, starting my blog makes me look for biblical lessons to apply to my everyday life and has me reading my bible more. I’ve run across many verses that I once knew, but had forgotten.

If I am honest, the thing that keeps me from praying as much as I should is ….. sleepiness. My prayers go like this, “Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...”, so I’ve started praying in the middle of the night when I wake up and can’t fall back asleep. Which happens quite frequently. Should I be worried about menopause?

I see God moving in (a particular area) and ……my old church and I see people resisting change. They have a new pastor after thirty years and some of the members are having a hard time accepting that this man is the one they prayed for. God doesn’t make mistakes, so he is the answer to their prayers, whether they like the answer or not.

This is in the deepest, darkest recesses of my mind, but should be moved into the light …. are all the transgressions of others that I tell myself I’ve forgiven them for, but that I just can’t seem to purge from my memory. I think it may be hereditary. Could I be related to an elephant?


  1. So you seriously crack me up! You're a great writer and have an amazing personality, well, I think you do from the comments you posted.
    I pray like you do too. Why is it that you're taught to say bedtime prayers, but they always put you right to sleep????

  2. What a lovely post. I struggle with the same thing when I try to pray before bed.

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