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...
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.