Saturday, August 21, 2010

We Will Move Faster if We Hurry Less

I have always been one who thrives on free time, requiring more alone time than most. Since having kids I definitely don't get much of either. Today, James has the girls (and one neighbor kid) at Mack's Inn, and Jack is at a youth event, which leaves me home alone. I don't remember the last time that happened. After trying to cram in everything that needs to be done before I join my family tomorrow, I found myself reading an article titled, "Don't Be In a Hurry." Even while I was trying to read as fast as I could so I would be able to finish all of my tasks, I came upon a couple of gems.

"When you get up in the morning, before you suffer yourselves to eat one mouthful of food,...bow down before the Lord, ask Him to forgive your sins, and protect you throughout the day, to preserve you from temptation and all evil, to guide your steps aright, that you may do something that day that shall be beneficial to the kingdom of God on the earth."

"Does our sense of urgency, initially fed by noble purposefulness, morph into mere busyness?"

"When we plan some time for contemplation and renewal, we will feel drawn to our work instead of driven to it."

"Be still, and know that I am God"

It is always good to be reminded that our to-do list, while noble, is not the sole purpose of our days. Now, I think I'll go do yoga.

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