Echoes from the Past



The years have flown by.  It seems only yesterday I was a little girl living in the back bedroom. Days spent helping my mom with laundry or gardening.  Or at least pretending to be helpful--you would have to ask her the truth.

My mom has always worked tirelessly -- from early morning to evening.  Not only did she manage our household and create delicious meals from the produce she grew from their enormous garden, she also was an entrepreneur and business owner.

It's Time for a Challenge

It takes time and intentionality to establish a rhythm. 
It takes time and intentionality to develop a relationship.

And sometimes we need a CHALLENGE to get us moving.       

So, here's one! 

31 Days -- reading and engaging in Bible.  

Just 3 questions to guide your reading! 


Lifelogging

Have you heard about this?  Real time life logging no pen or paper required. 

"What if you recorded every second of your life and were able to replay it at a moment's notice? For two months, Esquire editor A.J. Jacobs did just that. He talks about what he learned by being able to rewind his life to catch anything he missed, and how the people in his life reacted." Take a look. 

A camera or camcorder to be worn that literally records your life as it happens.  Every word, every conversation, everything you see and everything you do. 

Honestly, I'm not sure I'd like to see a true representation of some of my days. Like most everyone,  I'd find that my words don't reflect my heart or my intentions OR maybe they do more than I want to admit.  Somedays, I'd wish I did more of this and less of that. 

Maybe seeing an accurate picture isn't such a bad idea at least everyonce in awhile.  At least if that picture prompts me to make changes.  Isn't that what the spiritual discipline of self-examine is all about? - well, that's for another blog post.


Until then, if you happen to see me taking a walk or hanging out at one of my favorite coffee places, don't worry I'm not wearing a camera. 

If you look close, you'll see I am wearing a bracelet with three powerful letters "ing" -- reminding me that God is active and present.  

This little reminder, hopefully will cause me to pause and consider what I say and what I do-- whether I'm recording it or not.
 


May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
  Psalm 19:14 (New Living Translation)