Monday, October 29, 2012

I'm Not a Freak-Out Woman

I'm coming to LOVE my Unglued time...
 
 
...I in NO WAY mean those times in my life where I become unglued; I'm talking about the time I spend reading & blogging about Unglued.
 
Yesterday I didn't get a chance to get into the book....or do the quiet time I like to do or go to church. You see, Saturday Kayla started really feeling the effects of some sinus/allergy junk, so that evening we declared we would have a true day of rest....the girls & I would stay home & rest.
Jamie & I got started with our day of rest a little early & curled up Saturday evening to watch some football (she can be such a silly & fun little girl).
 
 However, I usually still get up & have my quiet time with God (I get up an hour later on the weekends than I do during the week). But getting up was apparently not part of a true day of rest. When my alarm went off, my eyes were so swollen from my own sinuses/allergies, I was literally fighting to open them. So I allowed myself the extra time to rest & got up when the girls did.
 
A day of rest in our house means we sit around & watch favorite TV shows & movies. I let the girls pick all day cause it was Sunday, which meant that in the evening, I would want to watch football.
 
You're probably thinking: okay Tasha, I am here to read about Unglued not see & hear about how your Sunday went. And you're also probably thinking: Tasha, I read your reflection of Chapter 1....you know the one where you told on yourself for having a head-spinning Momma moment; so how in the world can you say "I'm Not a Freak-Out Woman"???? So let me get to the point.....
 
Today's Heartwork was to read Chapter 2: "I'm Not a Freak-Out Woman" & start with our Memory Verse for it [what, I haven't even gotten ALL of the 1st verse memorized...don't freak-out Tasha; work on it].
 
Chapter 1 Memory Verse: "...let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perserverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1b
 
Chapter 2 Memory Verse: "We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5
 
Well, "I'm Not a Freak-Out Woman" is all about perspective...it's crucial! It is the key to not coming unglued & helps me develop a new way of thinking. I'll go into more detail when I do reflections for this chapter.
 
How does this relate to my Sunday???? Just a couple of weeks ago, I 'beat myself up' about not going to church and not getting up to have my quiet time. I even had a friend send me an email reminding me that it's okay if I need to sleep-in from time-to-time during this season of my life [or to take naps when I had planned to watch a sermon from another church on TV or the internet]. But yesterday was totally different! I didn't beat myself up....I had a completely different perspective about it. I had an abbreviated quiet time, prayed throughout the day, & just let life happen....enjoying time with my girls & after they went to bed, I enjoyed some football AND baseball [we had a local boy pitching the World Series], & our fireplace.
Depsite how the girls were dressed in their picture, it WAS/IS cold outside & when it's cold, I love to have the fireplace going.
 
So sorry to disappoint & not post anything about Unglued yesterday....but life happens.


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