Not that it's an excuse, but it has led to some interesting thoughts today. This past Sunday a friend shared a CD entitled, "How's the family?" with me and the speaker suggested we really look at our children, husband and those closest to us. It seems I hear that constantly, "Mom, look at me!!" but how often do I really do that? Sorry to say these last two days not often enough. The speaker didn't just suggest we look at our children but when we do think about what we see...the image of God. That can paint a whole new picture.
The simple reminder led to three wonderful days to start the week, but then life started to take over - there were tomatoes to can, meals to make for men in the field, daily chores that never end, and on and on until work became my focus. Added on to that were worries about the unknown that consumed my mind at times and when combined with work and the chaos of life changed my perspective. Physically I was here, but seemed my heart wasn't always at home.
It hadn't went anywhere, but home wasn't the priority of my heart and that's not a good thing. A year ago I read Jill Savage's "My Hearts at Home" and as I get ready to give a copy away, I think I need to go read mine again!!
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Remember check out http://www.hearts-at-home.org/ to learn more about keeping your heart at home! There's a wonderful website, great resources and terrific conferences to help you out!!