So what is my body saying to me? Maybe it is saying I talk too much. Maybe it is saying that I am forgetting to take care of myself. Maybe it is telling me that I really need to go see my Nephrologist since I was supposed to follow up last month. Regardless of what it is saying, I have got to learn how to listen long before it gets to this point. The problem is how...
Unless you are a teacher, you cannot understand the frustration and exhaustion it creates when you have a room of 40 students and no way to talk to them. I still have a full week of responsibilities including
- two assignments for my master classes due,
- Elyse and all that includes when it comes to raising an obedient and God-fearing child,
- Rick who has been feeling a little neglected lately,
- Church with VBS coming up as well as singing and help with the children's area on Sunday,
- our dog we have had for two weeks but is still dealing with separation and socialization issues,
- life group tonight,
- a house that is a total mess (at least by my standards),
Of course the one thing that could really help me is the one thing I left out of my list and can easily leave out of my life, is my time with God.
So I think the serenity prayer works for this:
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.