Thursday, June 30, 2011

Giveaway....and some thoughts....

      Two weeks ago, I wrote this post that was a mixture of things. It was a review of the wonderful frame that I received from DaySpring, but it was also a story about a child. A child on another continent who we feel deeply connected to by faith. By love. By God. I hope that her life continues to be blessed.....She certainly blesses us.

     And so....the winner of the giveaway is.... Misty! She will get a code to spend $20 in the DaySpring store. Yay! (And hey, if you have a moment, please be sure to check out her blog. You will be inspired!)


     Today is just one of those days. One of THOSE days. I look around and see what needs to be done. Oh I see it alright. I just don't really have the complete motivation to DO it. (I was in the middle of vacuuming, and just wanted to write for goodness sakes!) This is what I have been meditating on (from Psalm 145):

The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and of great kindness.
The Lord is good to all
and compassionate toward all his works.

In thinking about my post on gentleness...
This is where I want to be today to really feel that Psalm:

On the kitchen floor.
Playing with Max.
Creating a cacophony of sounds.
Laughing like silly.
(...and.....when there is a free moment....scrubbing under the counters. Wow. It's different down there.)

How fleeting these moments....
These precious times of innocence and exploration of the world....

I suppose that this is what my husband would call one of my job perks. Playtime.
Listening to the rosary being prayed as we play.
Reading (well, when Max isn't chewing) board books about Mary, the saints, and our God....

Yes indeed. My life is full. It is blessed. And my house, well, it can just wait a little to be cleaned....

Will you excuse me?
 I have to go play.  :)


  1. Thank you Mary Jo! I usually never win things so this is extra special. I love DaySpring and will have no trouble finding something special I'm sure.
    Grace and peace,
    P.S. Stay on the floor with Max. He could care less about a clean house - he wants to play with you!!

  2. Right! You will have lots of years to have an impeccable house if you choose to, once the kids are gone. Although, once the kids are gone we plan to not need a clean house because we will be traveling like honeymooners again.
    Go, play, make memories. The house will stlil be there!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...