🤹♀️ Life can get so busy. Juggling my current responsibilities has stretched my days thin, even though I want to pull over, take random rest stops to reconnect with community. Homeschooling & raising 2 high school teenagers as a single mom while trying to build 2 home-based businesses is not for the faint of heart.
🤯 By the time I'm done teaching Algebra & completing financial paperwork & inventory, my brain feels fried. In those times, I'm desperately in need of alone time to recharge just so I can connect with my kids as a mom, not as a teacher.
🍇 During past seasons, I mistakenly spent more time ministering out to my friendships than my own family, which costed me dearly. My friendships were enriched at the expense of my kids feeling neglected & rejected. When I spent more time ministering out than having alone time ministering to the Lord, the lack of the fruits of the spirit in my life became sorely evident. I'd lack in love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
🗓 For this reason, I've had to re-prioritize my schedule by having God time first, my family time second, steward all of my responsibilities third, and finally give time for my community. It's definitely a difficult balancing act that I'm still adjusting to.
💗 I'm less tolerant of small talk and would rather remain silent than engage. It's always been about having heart to heart connections, below the surface. The frequency of contact has never really mattered to me, but the depth of connection sure does. I'd much rather wait months for our schedules to line up and spend hours catching up thoroughly.
📖 (Ecclesiastes 3) "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens"
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