I *could* in theory say that I simply don't have time. BUT -- I will be honest. I haven't made the time.
I wouldn't even say I have anything extremely deep to say. I don't consider myself an excellent writer.
But -- I enjoy blogging when I do. I will make a feeble attempt to get going once again with NO guarantees as to how long I'll keep it up.
I read today (or should I say -- reminded today) that "I was made to reflect God's Glory"....
I have thought about that since I read it. Had I read this statement (which I, with all of my being, believe to be true since there is indeed a verse in Genesis that says "Man was made in God's image") 10 years ago, there is absolutely NO way I would've thought that I could reflect God's glory here at home. I would've thought that was only possible out of the home at work. I had the mentality (and my husband & I were in complete agreement) that I was not made to be at home.
Things change. Fortunately, my husband and I have both changed together. Simply put: I need to be home with our kiddos.
I'm not at all trying to start the current and not-so-current debate about stay-at-home mamas vs working outside the home mamas.
Instead, what I'm ultimately getting at is that I CAN reflect God's glory here at home.
Reflecting God's glory, in my opinion, is broad. There are so many awesome facets to His glory. His sovereignty and love are two facets that I think I'm grasping more and more -- which I will not fully grasp until I'm in heaven someday.
Kate (now 3 1/2) enjoys walking her baby in the stroller. It was cold this morning; therefore, I took her to our church and let her walk the halls....Kate moves FAST. It's a bit of a workout for me to keep up with her.
Kate had to stop a couple of times to give her baby a kiss and make sure she was safe. I guess the baby needed some simply "Mama Reassurance" -- much like Kate does herself.
After returning home after our walk, I ate breakfast since I hadn't yet. While I was eating, Kate decided ALL of her toy dishes were dirty and needed to be loaded into the dishwasher. She combined her dishes with our family's actual dirty breakfast dishes...just keepin' it real here.
It's awfully sweet to see our son give his sister a rose -- especially when, 15 minutes before, he was rather unkind to her...sigh...
Back to reflecting God's glory...it's no easy task -- especially when the desires of my flesh are ultimately 180 degrees from God's desire for me (Hello Sin Nature)....
BUT -- I find that when my ultimate focus is on Christ -- it's a whole lot easier to want to be like Him. Then -- I will reflect God's glory in my life here on earth.