Brightly Painted Toe-Nails
Burgers & Hot Dogs
The first day of summer is not scheduled until June 21st this year, but I'm here to tell you that summer has already begun for us! And I absolutely LOVE summer! Now, I could do without the sweat and sunburns, but I love all of the other good stuff that comes with this season of the year! The above list is just a few of my favorite things! :)
We cleaned up the backyard (for the most part) so that the kids can go out and play. We set up their little kiddie-pool and water table, cleaned and refilled the sandbox. I love to sit out there and watch them play, grill some burgers and dogs, soak up some sun. Ah, so relaxing.
I wish that I could do that every single day. But reality is, I can't. Real Life still goes on, as well as dishes, laundry, paperwork, etc, etc, etc. I struggle with trying to get everything done, all the time and now, I have come to see that in all my rushing, I have lost the enjoyment of relaxation. I lose my joy...
I need a RE-FILLING OF JOY!
So I am setting new goals. Goals that will enable me to be joyful and have some semblance of organization.(or atleast I am hoping!!)
I have come to the conclusion, as I mentioned in an earlier post, that this must begin with Elohim first thing every single day! And during or after my time with Him, I must get my blood pumping with some good exercise.
I came across the website Inspired To Action and have begun Maximize Your Mornings to help me out in this department!
I feel that God led me to this information and that somewhere on this new journey I will glean something profound. We serve such a wonderful Redeemer! He is so creative in the ways that He draws us to Him. He knows us so completely and I am grateful that He does, because lately I don't think I know myself very well at all. But that's probably because all along I have been searching for who I am when the answer, the key, is in searching for Him!!
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
These things I have spoken to you,
that my joy may be in you,
and that your joy may be full.
True Joy can only be found in