Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wiser On Wednesday

Are these headings getting cornier by the day or what??  
ANYWAY.  Today I would like to share a new "ibook" I bought last night by Candance Cameron Bure (one of my favorite Christian authors).   I actually read her first book, "Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness", several years ago and absolutely fell in love with her message for moms, fearless (down to earth) example, and love for Christ.

Her second book is titled,"Balancing It All," and it discusses Christ as the ultimate priority of life no matter the "season" of life one might be going through (Ecc. 3:1-8).  Once again, I am only a chapter into this one and I am both hooked and encouraged... so obviously I had to share with you!

How am I "Wiser THIS Wednesday?"
"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. 
-Proverbs 22:6

Last night, the chapter "Monkey See, Monkey Do" discussed how it is sooooo important to consider the "practice what you preach message" with the example you are setting for your kids.  Sure we've all heard this a hundred times, but often I think we (I know I) tend to hear the message and not really "meditate on it."  I love that phrase...

Since part of my message in writing this blog is "mommy and faith-related"...I figured this was a good place to discuss this topic!  WOW.  Think about it: "Monkey see, Monkey do" in SO many areas...what we SAY, what we EAT, what our HOBBIES are, what we DO in our FREE TIME- our kids observe this.  Our kids learn from this.  

At one year, Cam is already fighting for mommy's coffee, to type on mommy's computer, paint and color on her pictures, eat what is on her plate, he LOVES animals like his momma (you get the gist).  I am amazed at the influence I have had on my son at one year!  Just think of all the examples his dad and I will have set by the time he is a teenager! #talkaboutpressure #somebodyseyesarewatchin

I know after being reminded of this proverb and instruction from God's word, I am going to be extra careful and considerate of what all my child observes his momma doing and saying.  I want to be the best example I can be for him.  A solid example for him to follow.  God help me!

Back to balancing before I wrap it up...
Given that this book's title is about trying to balance life...I took a little time to figure out what that means to me.  And I came up with this:  Everyday it kinda feels like I have a clean slate as I attempt to balance all of the important (and not so important things) in my life.  Everyday, I try to make sure my life is purposeful and meaningful.   What makes life purposeful?  What makes it meaningful?  And it came to me - JESUS:)

 My prayer is to do at least one thing a day that serves the Lord as that is my ultimate purpose here on earth.  I have recently been trying to use that principle as my priority.  After that...I am trying to trust that God will allow everything else to fall into place:)  

Did you find this helpful?  Anyone interested in more discussion with this book?  Join in:)

Happy Hump Day, ladies!