If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Chasing What Matters

Colossians 3:2
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

I have changed my bedtime routine the last few weeks and I am getting ready to fix it. You see, instead of reading or visiting with my husband like before, I have started spending about an hour before bed playing around on Facebook.

On my way to work Friday it really hit me that I, in an effort to find a routine and then find time of my own to just relax, have neglected the time of reflective thinking and studying that I so enjoy. I don't want to become someone who is defined by the errands I run, what activities my kids are involved in, and my response to other people's facebook status. That life would be real comfortable, but without personal growth.

So I changed my prayer today from "God help me to find a sense of normal" to "Lord speak to me where ever you have me and don't let me become complacent".

Don't get me wrong, I am not canceling my facebook account. How else would I know what you are having for lunch? :) I just want to make sure that the temporal activities in my life don't take precedent over that which is eternal.

Now back to what counts- playing with my kids.

The Side Note...
This dress was made for Ruthie by my friend Brittany. I was so pleased with how it turned out that I have to share her website with you. I just told her roughly what I wanted and she came up with this. Isn't it precious? I took these right before we left for Ruthie's surgery.


1 comment:

TanyaLea said...

SO true. There needs to be a balance in everything!

And I LOVE Ruthie's dress...she is adorable in those colors, and the matching hair bow is too cute! :) Your friend does beautiful work!!

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