Tuesday, June 03, 2008

re-reminders

I know lots of things. Some of it is pretty useless these days - like knowing that my high school locker number was D1119, or knowing where the creaky spots are in the upstairs hallway at my parents' house. Some of it has a timely usefulness - I know that Hazel prefers to be held upright, facing the world, and I know that the sliding glass door to our backyard likes to stick on the tracks. And some of the things I know are timeless... but these are the things I tend to (at least temporarily) forget.
I know that my days are best started quietly - with breakfast and my Bible. I know that I will have more energy if I make time for some kind of physical activity aside from lugging a 15-pound baby around all day. I know that getting out of the house for a little while each day is totally worth the effort. I know that I can never be enough on my own, that I must rely on my Creator. I know that spending my energy worrying about having my needs met will be more exhausting than focusing on everyone else and trusting God to take care of me. I know that it's really not such a bad thing to unload the dishwasher and fold & put away the laundry - and that it's also not such a bad thing if it doesn't get done. I know all I can do is my best and leave the rest to Christ.
These things that I know... they are always true. Circumstances arise that lure me into forgetting... and I always marvel at how easily my silly little brain allows that to happen.
Here's to sweet reminders.

4 thoughts:

Heidi Jo said...

thanks for stopping in katharine anne:0)

this was a great post. a reminder we all need, regularly. and no, folding laundry can be theraputic. i sometimes use it to pray for each family member whose clothing i am folding. just silently in my heart, because usually one of those family members is right there, distracting me!

Tiffany said...

Thank you for the reminder! I think you know the best things there are to know!! :)

Chris said...

amen.

lately i've been reminded why we pray. how silly/awesome is that?

Mary C said...

Yes! I need that reminder, too! I love the idea from heidi jo to pray over each member of her family while she folds their clothes!