Monday, May 16, 2011

"Leave a message."

It was a gorgeous day here in north Texas.
And a busy day for me.

My days used to be busier.
I used to have a list of things to do that was over two pages (notebook pages) long.

That was when the kids were living at home... and we were in the midst of doing everything at Bear Valley church, and also involved in other stuff (I think there was other stuff).
(Oh yeah, there WAS other stuff.)

Now my kids have grown - and I'm not being everybody's everything anymore.

If YOU'RE in the throes of being 'everybody's everything', well, you need to STOP THE WORLD AND GET OFF... every now and then.

Since Saturday I've made my Facebook profile pic a one before Laura's wedding (somehow I can't post it here, rats).... because that's what we were doing last year... getting ready for the wedding.

Well, I'll post this picture...
(That's Allison - the beautiful maid of honor - putting on some eye makeup on the beautiful bride, Laura.)

What a difference a year makes.

Today I had stuff to do ... and a funeral to go to.... which made me think of the fragility of life (funerals always do that to me).

Life IS short.

Did you hear that Stephen Hawking came out today and said that heaven was a fairy tale?

That kind of 'news' used to bother me.

I'm getting older now.

I hope that 'news' didn't mess with your mind - and your faith.

Here's a verse I like....
Psalm 14:1a The fool says in his heart, "There is no God."

Oh, and I like this verse....
2 Corinthians 4:18 
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,
but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary,
but what is unseen is eternal.

Back to not being 'everybody's everything', I hope you can turn off YOUR phone.
(Well, I don't turn mine off with certain loved ones.) (They have a special 'ring', that I try to always hear.)

But I do know that you CAN stop the world and get off sometimes (when appropriate).

And sometimes it is SO APPROPRIATE.



Being Beth said...

I guess after he dies, Stephen Hawking will wish he could come back and tell us his theory of heaven being a fairy tale was wrong. I do agree with his statement that we should all seek the highest value for our actions. For me, the highest value of any action is in direct proportion to my connection to God.

And, I SO agree with you - there are times when the holiest thing a person can do is stop and rest.

I can hardly believe Laura and Ryan have been married nearly a year now. Wow! And what a year it has been for them.

Good post, Nancy!

Audrey said...

So true Nancy! We all need a break from time to time. I think 'all things to all people' is a tendency us women take our nurturing roles. And, in the process we wear ourselves out.

As for Hawking, when I read what he was saying I felt a bit sad that he had managed to talk himself right out of God. One the greatest minds ever to exist was Einstein who said how can there be any other answer but God, given the order of the universe (some paraphrasing in there).

I am just grateful for my belief and trust in God. I don't know how I would make it otherwise.

Love to you!! Thanks for this great post and healthy take time for regenerate!

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