Nov 3, 2011

Time


Okay, so I've been a little absent as of late.  I'm keeping busy but here are three truths to why I haven't been blogging for the past couple of weeks.

1.  I'm kinda behind on photo editing for my last (three) shoots so I have been working on those over blogging.

2.  I've been really tired lately, got a cold, it morphed into the flu (or something like that) and now back to a cold....so whine, whine, blah, blah - but it kinda steals the creativity out of me, not to mention my energy! :P

3.  I'm trying to relinquish my complete slight addiction to all things computer.  So that means, way, way less time on the computer - to the point now that there are days I don't even turn it on.  This may not sound like a big step for some of you, but for me it is! How sad eh!?! Anyways, it's going well.

I know that I spend too much time on the computer and online so I thought about where my husband and I hope to go with our family (Lord willing) with the idea (and you all know how we are such dreamers so don't put too much stalk into any of this, just bare with me! ) that someday we would like to have a small hobby farm, that I realized I would have even less time to be all up on the world of Facebook and the likes.  I just see that I'm not really interested in all the social mess it is and find that I don't need to check it every hour day. 

I also want to be grateful for the time given.  I've been thinking about this a lot lately and the point was driven to heart this previous week. We heard devastating news in church this past Sunday.  One of our members and a fast growing friend of ours, was diagnosed with ALS.  You can read more about that here. Just know that people who are diagnosed with ALS, usually only live 2 -5 years after the diagnosis. He's young, only mid 40's, with a lovely wife and two teenage daughters.  He is also a fairly new Christian, which is a blessing - but also heart breaking as he has such a passion for God and doing His work.  Pray please.

My husband and I have known for a while, but it was really hard to hear it out loud in front of everyone, making it more real and driving home the point that none of us know how long we have.

How long we have to be surrounded with the ones we love, to enjoy the beauty of the world around us, to spread God's love, to enjoy homemade goodies,  to enjoy all things, big and small.  And though going to be in the glory of our Lord is the ultimate home and place of joy - we can't help but want to linger here on this earth.  Originally there was to be no death and so even though I know that this man's destination is far greater then this place, it still pains me.

So in realizing how ones life is so precious I have been trying to fill my time with more - more love, more family, more of God, more nature, more resting, more doing, more reading, more simple things.

I still plan on blogging and keeping up with the blogs I read but I just know that God wants me to have less in my life so that I can do more.





I know that time management has always been a struggle of mine and now I see it's also something God wants me to really work on.  I want to enjoy each day, (with a cold or not) each moment and feel the blessing of time.



Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-16





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5 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am so sorry to hear of your friend's diagnosis. I will pray. I'm glad you are back every now and again with your beautiful photography. You are an encourager. :)

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  2. Ahhh, yes! I totally get the computer time/behind on photo editing/need to unplug business. I've been doing that slowly over the past couple of months. I haven't made it to the "turn of the computer for a day" stage. It sounds effective! :) Breaks are good, for the heart and soul. Especially when you're following the leading of the Holy Spirit, because obedience is best of all.

    So sorry to hear about your church friend. :( Will pray for him and his family.

    Blessings to you, sweet lady!

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  3. I totally understand ya with the turning off of the social media/computer. The Lord directed me over a year ago to quit Facebook. Eeeekkk...it was hard, I was keeping in contact with so much family and renewed friendships with lots of old friends. But...it had become a case of TMI(too much info) on many things...It was simply one of the best things I've ever done! Yes, on occasion I still miss it, but really...it's not a big deal. God knew best. ;)

    So sorry to hear about your friend...I will definitely lift them up to our Almighty Healing God!
    Take care.

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  4. Thank you ladies for all your sweet and thoughtful comments. And truly, I am very greatful for your prayers for our friend! ♥

    The breaking away from the computer more is going very well and though I'm not abandoning Facebook (as of yet), I enjoy the not 'worring' about it, keep up with it and all that and I am encouraged by you who have left that 'world'! :) I'm going to try and continue to lean on the Spirit and where God wants me - I'll pray for all of us in this area, I'm sure we can never have too much prayer! :)

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  5. Great post Kaitlin! Challenging:)

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