Thursday, September 9, 2010

God first. Life second.

I feel like I'm finally settling down into a new rhythm of life. Part of that comes from the fact that Cristina has settled down with a new husband. Another part comes from the fact that I'm starting to renew my relationship with God.

Don't get me wrong. My relationship with God has always been there, but the time and desire I put into it has slowly been coming back, really as God has been healing my heart. I know I'm not all there yet; a lot has gone on over the past few years. It's okay to take time to heal. But I am getting there, and it's refreshing to know that.

I think in the ever-changing, ever-busy society we live in, we always have to keep rethinking how we come to God--not for His sake, but for our sake. I'm talking from a practical perspective--reading your Bible, praying, listening to podcasts. We have to strive to continually keep our personal relationship with God fresh. What can you do that will help you connect with Him throughout the day?

Here's what I mean... When I was single, talking to God and worshiping in the card was my favorite. When I started to work from home, I didn't have as much alone time in the car, and that was especially true after I got married. That means I needed to find a new time to pray and think. When Erik and I got Tucker, walking the dog suddenly became the perfect opportunity to pray and sort out my thoughts.

I think it's important for us not to miss the ever-changing nature of life.

And, no, I'm not telling you to fit God into your crazy, busy life. It's more like "how you can fit more of God into your life?" As your life changes, your answer to that will change.

Funny. Since I'm a writer, I thought a blog would be a great place to write... when it's turning out more to be a place for me to ramble. :)

And oh yeah... the look of my blog has changed because the focus of my life has changed. The storm of my brother's death has waned and I'm looking ahead to the future.


  1. I love the new look and title!! :) God is faithful through the storms and to help us through to the other side.
    I'm glad that you're finding your balance in life - and you totally have the right perspective!! Life is ALWAYS changing - keep God in the middle of it and you'll always find a way to find your "rhythm"!!
    Praying for you guys as you embark on this new journey as parents!! God is SO good!!

  2. I like the new look too. Your God consciousness is the key thing. He is always with us! Remember we are a work in progress. Sometimes I feel sorry for the Lord because He has to be so patient with me!!
    That's grace :-)

  3. Me too - love the new look and glad there are
    'rays of sun coming out' in the stor. You are in new beginning of a new and glorious phase of your life!!!! Congratulations!