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A Promise to Myself, I Couldn't Keep

Sometimes I wonder who is actually running my life. Maybe you've felt like this recently. I make small and seemingly insignificant choices about how I spend my time that somehow add up to insanity. School, work, play ... it can all a wild ride from sun up to sun down. The good news is, I do know who is running my life and He knows the desires of my heart.

So the promise I couldn't keep was one I made to myself about 2 weeks ago. I promised I was going to be the writer I wanted to be and start writing/blogging everyday. I've done it before, I could easily do it again! It's been about two weeks and still nothing. Which makes me wonder about the real desires of my heart.

We can save that for another post.

I do love writing and interacting with all of my friends online! It's a wonderful challenge to think of new and interesting things to share. It's entertaining to communicate stories of life "in the trenches" of motherhood. And I write what is on my mind - to say the things that might otherwise go unsaid - because if I'm thinking about it then chances are that someone else is too.

This week I'm thinking about how I've failed at Holy Week. What I mean is, sometimes life naturally gives you opportunities to slow down or ponder and Holy Week is one of those times for Christians. It's a chance to purposefully focus on the power of what Christ did on the cross and meditate on the forgiveness that is ours through that once-for-all sacrifice.

The good news for me (and for you if maybe you're feeling the same way) is that the week is not over yet! Thursday (tomorrow) we remember the Last Supper that Jesus had with his disciples during  Passover. Friday we remember His resurrection. Saturday we remember He was in the tomb. And Sunday we celebrate His glorious victory over the grave!

I will worship. I will remember. You might enjoy this post from The Rabbit Room: Arrest My Senses. There is one phrase from the author, Russ Ramsey, that I find especially meaningful:


"Everything in creation testifies to a Creator who delights in beauty for beauty’s sake. So many things that are beautiful didn’t need to be. And it was God elected to make them that way."

It oddly reminds me of Romans 1:20 that says:

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." (emphasis mine)

God has made the world beautiful because He wanted to and one of the primary purposes of His beautiful creation is to showcase His own invisible qualities - to show Himself to all the world - so that no one can claim they have not seen God.

So my challenge for myself and to you, is to look for God and find Him this week. Find Him in the words of the Bible as you read the story of Jesus (Luke chapters 22-24), find Him in the beauty of your children and family or in beauty of the world around you.

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