Welcome To My Refuge Spot

Welcome Friends to my blog about single motherhood and living for God. I hope that you find my thoughts and musings thought provoking and in alignment with God's word. Thank you for visiting and please feel free to share your comments and pass the word along to others who you feel could be blessed!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

What If God Needed A Break ???

Today I didn't think that I would have the time available to blog today, but after posting a comment on mommy to be Terry's blog, I had a thought that I just have to share. Basically Terry wrote a wonderful post about the misleading notion of a woman's need for me time putting self first, and how there is no scriptural evidence to support this manner of thinking. You must read it, I promise it's really interesting and well put. You can read it here

I used to think this way, I can't lie! I would feel so overwhelmed and sometimes shuffle my kids to different activities or to grannie and pa-pa's just so I could have a few minutes of me time and put my needs first. Now I don't believe that it's wrong to want a simple moment of time to re-group, re-focus, and rejuvenate your maternal batteries however, I do agree with Terry that the world has a way of inviting a selfish ideology of putting "me" first. While I was going through this frazzled phase of needing me time, I would feel guilty about it and not even be able to enjoy my time. Then one day as my children were with a friend so that I could do chores uninterrupted, the thought came to me: What if God put me off on someone else so that He could have some uninterrupted God time. Surely he is much more busier that I am. What if he called one of his angels up and said, " Hey, I'm tired, stressed, and stretched way too thin can I get you to watch my children for me for a while"

If God did this, would he leave me with someone who would handle my issues as he would, would they listen to me as he does, would they meet my needs or fight my battles just as God does in that one little moment that he needs time to himself. I tell you I shudder to think of the outcome. Needless to say, I don't do that anymore. I mean true, I do feel overwhelmed, and when God leads I let my children go off to activities and visits but I can enjoy those quiet moments because I know that they from God and not done in my selfish nature.

So I pose the thought to all What if God needed a break from us?

Be Blessed and Stay Encouraged

Monday, February 25, 2008

GIVEAWAY!!!! Free Ebook Of Choice

Galations 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

My graciously wonderful and simply darling friend
Lylah whom I have linked to in a number of posts has decided to extend an wonderful offer of reading pleasure to my readers cuz she likes me a whole, whole lot:) Seriously, I literally opened up my email to this awesome message:

"if any of your readers go to my LCM site they
can pick a gift e-book...they just need to email me and then post back on YOUR blog...what they chose...and IF they want...why... no strings...just want to give away...and bless
women..."- lylah

I mentioned before on my blog that Lylah was an wonderful life coach, and a former single mom like myself. I have read her e-book "Prayers for Your Mighty Man" and thought it was a refreshing tutorial of a woman's strength and power as her husband's help meet. Her wisdom and grace is so inviting that I have contemplated on several occasions flying to Arizona just to sit in her kitchen to chat, watch her cook, and stuffing my face all while basking in the light Titus 2:3. So please take advantage of this wonderful offer as it expires at 7 pm on Wednesday. Check out this link, pick a book, any book of your heart's desire, E-mail Lylah, and post your choice in my comments section along with your name and the"why" behind your choice. While you're picking out your book, peruse through her blog and website, I am sure you will leave fulfilled and possibly hungry:)

Thanks Lylah for passing on such a wonderful treat!!! Be Blessed and Stay encouraged!-smfg