by Frances J. Harvey, Director of Operations
Ever feel like life is just one BIG race and you can't seem to catch up or keep up? I sure do!
Recently, life has been rather hectic and challenging in the last several months and I just feel like I am losing control and it's slipping away! With ALL of the busy tasks we have, responsibilities and brain input...we get lost or overwhelmed. Then we start worrying about all the "things" we have to do in life and before you know it we have completely left today!
A friend of mine (and a good accountability partner) has been encouraging me to take some "me" time every day. Really it is more like "GOD" time, but God time turns into me time!
By Tiffany Knowlton, MA, Licensed MFT with Turning Point Counseling
Many of us are involved in ministry to the point that we are doing too much and not spending enough time with God!
Perhaps we have the belief that we find God most in the works we do. Works are important, but as we see in the story of Mary and Martha, there is something even more important. We need to spend time at the feet of Jesus.
Martha was frustrated that Mary sat at the Lord’s feet listening to Him while she worked and Jesus said, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only One thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10: 41-42).
Some of my favorite lyrics come from “We Fall Down” sung by Chris Tomlin, “We fall down. We lay our crowns at the feet of Jesus – the greatness of His mercy and love at the feet of Jesus.” When we spend time in the Word we are at the feet of Jesus admitting that we need Him and that it is a mistake to think that we, ourselves, even come close to the greatness of Jesus. We are admitting that we desperately need His mercy and love.
Well I finally did it. After 35 years of running off and on, I got serious and ran my first marathon at the age of 56. I had dreamt of this for so long and thought that when I finally crossed that finish line, after 9 months of training and 26.2 miles of blood sweat and tears, that I would feel proud and exhilarated. “What an accomplishment this will be. I’ll really be something now!”were thoughts I can only now barely admit to having.
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