it's time to re-focus my life.  my priorities need to change.
my life seems to be just meandering along in the "day-to-day" of it all--which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
However, I need a change.

i haven't been working towards any of my 2010 goals , except for weight loss; which has become stagnant at this point.  i need to jump start my metabolism again.

i think what initially woke me from a walking slumber was doing the covered journal craft at MOPS.
i wasn't happy with my "creation."  i am usually, at the very least, "ok" with my craft projects.  but this time, i was not even close to being ok with the result.

so when i got home from MOPS, i tore off the paper that i had glued onto my composition notebook, and re-vamped the whole thing.  it looks much better i think.

i seem to have been doing a lot of "just-do-it-to-get-it-done's" lately.  not really putting my all into any one thing. 
is it because my time is short?
is it because my patience is lacking?
is it because i keep getting interrupted or distracted?
probably all of the above and then some!

so i've decided to re-focus my life, get back into God's Word, pray and see where He leads me.  i'm also taking a sabbatical from facebook & moderating for CPF .  i need to get away from the hum drum & negativity that these sites sometimes bring into my life.  it won't be forever...just for a little while.

with the holidays coming up fast, this seems like the perfect time.  hopefully i will come out on the other side -- rejuvenated!


1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, [a] you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.


  1. My hats off to you. I know that there has been a part of me recently that has thought the same thing. That I need to refocus on the things that are true priorities.

  2. Wayne and I talked about this last night. He wanted to know if I talked to Liz lately, I said "no she'd not on fb anymore, I just see her here and there on cpf" He says "That's a smart woman" followed by "You would have to give up a lot to be Amish" I reminded him he'd have to give up tractors...that was a no-go:) lol
    but he does have a point. I'm trying to branch out my socializing so that it isn't all fb based. I +hate+ talking on the phone, but I'm trying to get better at dropping notes and stopping in to see people.
    So I'm not sure where I'm at with it, and there is so much of my family that I would really be out of the loop w/b/c we live far away...
    I'm not sure.
    Kudos for refocusing, I think we should all do it sometime:)

  3. While I understand how you feel, we will miss you! Please know that you are in my prayers during this sabbatical.


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