Monday, April 24, 2017

It’s Ok to Stop Doing It All

It’s Ok to Stop Doing It All

Just because you CAN do a thing doesn't mean you SHOULD. Or as Paul said;

"You say, "I am allowed to do anything"--but not everything is good for
you. You say, "I am allowed to do anything"--but not everything is
beneficial." 1 Corinthians 10:13

As I evaluate more and more of my schedule, the computer keeps loosing out. And its not as fun anymore, anyway, a lot of the time. It's just work and obligations. I have been trimming things down for a few weeks now and will continue to do so.

 What IS important for my time:

  1. Hubby. Work is hard at the moment and he needs me to be there for him. (economy picking up is the base cause, which is a good thing, but its exausting)
  2. My kids, including teaching them. 
  3. The projects I feel God has told me to do. I am still trudging along putting my commentaries onto a blog. I thought I knew why I needed to do this, but I don't think I really do any more. I just know I do. I am also feeling the intense need to study herbal medicine. Why? No clue. Not likely to ever be a practitioner or anything. I once had the dream of being a midwife, but at the moment I don't think that's going to happen. So why learn the herbs? Who knows. But I am enjoying it:-) 
  4. My obligations with the church. This is a tricky one, though. How much of what I do, do I do because someone (my Mom) has always done it so when we lost her I just took over? How much of that really needs to be done still? How many of my "obligations" are really just neat things I enjoyed learning to do, but aren't really necessary? But how do you cut down?
Gardening has been on the back burner for sometime now. It's quite discouraging here. Our last frost date is June first and the first is in September, so only the very fastest or cold hardy things will grow.

If the chickens, mice, rabbits, quail, bugs, or mustangs (yes, I said MUSTANGS) don't get the food first. Or the dog dig it all up trying to catch the mice or whatever it is he's hunting out there all the time.

But its good exercise, fresh air, sunshine, and potentially some good veggies, so I may move it to the front burner again.  But I won't hold my breath.

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