Devotional: Luke 10 // On the mend?

The Master said, “Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it—it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.” Luke 10:41-42

I may change this up a bit. I’m going to be reading a devotional for myself each morning, and I will probably use the verses from it to share with you.

This was January 2nd’s verse.

And it hit right at home for me.

Those of us who do have a daily quiet time, probably catch ourselves at some point in the middle of it, with our mind wandering off to somewhere else.

How many times have you started praying and ended it with making your grocery list?

Oh that’s just me? Ok. I believe you. Right.

We get caught up in our daily lives. It just happens. Not like we mean to, but there are things we have to do each day. I mean, for the most part I don’t think any of my readers are monks…

What do we do when we catch ourselves wandering mentally?

Throw up a quick, “whoops God! Sorry about that! You know my heart… Amen… Butter, sour cream, and what else was it?…”

We can’t keep doing that. I can’t keep doing that.

We have to reign in our thoughts. We control them, you know.

We can stop thinking about lunch, or bills, or the kids, or work, or our boss, or homework, long enough to completely focus on Him.

Why?

Because He enjoys it and it strengthens us. Why wouldn’t you want to?

Lets push toward taking control of our minds this year and when we focus on God, lets let him truly be the focus.

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Life Blog

Well.. I missed yesterday. The night that I had that led to yesterday was one for the books.

Screams, fever, sleeping on couches, more screams. Not sleeping.

It was bad.

So yesterday I took them to the dr, first thing.

He said it was some kind of viral something, didn’t call it the flu though.

Gave Lucy an antibiotic, and Judah some allergy meds.

They were quite pitiful the past few days.

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Neither one likes the other laying on them- that was a huge red flag.

Also- this happened.

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So exhausted she fell asleep on the changing table. After I had changed her. You’d think that a cold wipe on ya hiney would wake you up.

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At one point Lucy got off the couch and just decided she was too tired to go any further.

Then… A turn of events happened and my floor started collecting toys. I knew she was on the mend.

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And then I got Judah’s Johnny jump up out and I think Lucy liked it more than him. She was pressing the buttons for him and spinning him. He didn’t seem to mind. It was pretty sweet.

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Then last night wasn’t quite as bad. Lucy woke up once coughing, and we got her, but we were able to put her right back in her bed. Judah slept pretty good too.

I feel almost normal 🙂

Ok. Off to get some housework done (fingers crossed!)

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