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.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Intentional Living

Let me say first that the pictures in this post have nothing to do with the content.  They are just a sampling of some more pictures from our time at camp.  For you photographers out there, they were taken with my Canon 70-200 2.8 with image stabilization.  The were all taken at somewhere between 2.8 and 3.5 and at 1/2000 to 1/6400.   I love this lens for action shots.

Okay so now onto my spill.  I am a slave to my calendar and my to do list.  I have to be organized with all that we juggle around here or things don't get done.  The problem is that my motivation has moved from doing something for the right reasons (with good intention) to do something so I can check it off.

Confession moment- I even rush through tucking in at bedtime lately and speed through the motions of sing and pray because I know once everyone is in bed, I can get my editing work done.  I know that is awful and I see it.  It is changing.

You see we are all intentional about something.  We are intentional about climbing the ladder of success, getting everything checked off our list, having a clean home, getting our own needs met, parenting well, knowing God, and the list goes on.

It is what we are intentional about that will dictate how we live our lives and order our days.  What I am experiencing is that even good intentions can sometime become routine and lose their original purpose and value OR they can so take over your schedule that they crowd out the better.   Does that make sense?  There is nothing wrong with getting your work done until it interferes with best quality time moment with your kids each day.

Over the next few posts I am going to be processing out loud my thoughts on intentional living because as my husband says, it always helps to process what God is teaching us if we write it down.

And you will probably have to scroll through some more family pictures too because this blog is one way I am intentional about remembering what God has done.  More on that later...


Holly S. said...


Hunan Mommy said...

Great post! Cool photos!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Holy COW- those are some amazing shots!

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