Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Kids Are Not The Distraction

Ryan making the lunch for our day trip
The other day went found out there was a free day at the Science Center and made that our monthly field trip.   We come here once a year and enjoy it just as much each time because there are four floors to experience!  Here are some pictures.  :)

This year when I had to school at home, I fretted about the house because I had finally got it to stay so nice every day.  I asked my  husband if I schooled at home, how would I handle the house as well?  I mean, I could do some but it wouldn't be as nice as I've been keeping it.  He said to do the house dead last and just school at home till we are completely done.  Okaaaayyyy, so I had to be okay with watching the house kind of fall apart.  It's schooling first, chores second, and all blogging and fun stuff third.  But I love to blog and was used to doing it every morning.  However, now I look forward to my evenings on the computer unless I collapse and go straight to bed.  Haha.  

Kids learning about the digestive system
One of my heart lessons this week was about "distractions".  I don't know why I constantly deal with issues of my heart with such intensity.  I guess I've just always hungered to learn, even if it's about correcting issues in my own heart.  I just GREATLY desire to grow each and every day and don't want any of my time wasted living in complete and utter selfishness.  Or living completely ignorant of things I do that might not be right.

Wisdom vs. Natural Inclinations
Seeing and responding to life situations from God's frame of reference. 
Proverbs 9:10
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Discernment vs. Judgement
The God given ability to understand why things happen. 
1 Samuel 16:7

So I was thinking about the word "Distractions" and realized something I said earlier this week that was off base. I had said I was cleaning my kids kids were distracting me.  Or another time, I was reading but didn't get to finish because the kids distracted me.  

Ryan in a wheelchair race
Then I realized, my kids aren't the distraction. They are my priority.  Blogging, reading, reviewing, playing guitar, goofing off on the Internet... those are my distractions.  Wow!  Once I realized I had it switched and fixed it, it helped me to realize that it's okay to stop and listen to their silly story.  That I should go see what fort they build in their bedroom.  Or hear what song they just learned.  The distraction behind me, whatever it may be, can wait till they are finished sharing with me.  Or even correcting my kids.  It's tempting to just stay on the phone and not deal with something that needs to be corrected.  Instead, I need to hand up the distraction (the phone) and deal with the issue I'm having with my child.

Anyway!  Just had to share my most recent heart lesson.  :)  
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