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Topic: Rest (06/14/04)

TITLE: What's Going On Here?
By Wanda Wallace
06/24/04

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I am strong! I am invinsible! I am woman! The words of that Helen Reddy song from my teen age years still echo in my mind. As women it seems that we are expected to be a good wife and mother, a good child to our aging parents, work full time, (and in my case, part time too), be the spiritual center for our families, be the peace maker for all arguments that arise and still have time to spend with our grandchildren. But I keep asking myself, where is God in all this? It seems I never take the time to stop and just listen to what He wants me to do for Him. I don't have time to enjoy all the things I am working for. My home, which is in dire need of cleaning, should be the place I come to relax and reflect on all the blessings of my life. Instead, when I enter the door, I throw off my shoes and start again, just like a robot. Why can't I be still and rest in the arms of Jesus? Why can't I accept the things I have and stop wanting more? What's going on here? Have I become so obsessed with what I should do that I forget what I need to do? The only time my mind and body are at rest is when I am sleeping. There should be some order in my life; a quiet time. Rest is such a small word. Why is it so complicated? Yes, I am strong, I am invincible, I am woman, but I am what I am because God allows me to be all that I can for Him. To set an example for my children;just what kind of example am I setting?


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L.M. Lee06/29/04
all good questions to ask ourselves in this fast paced country
Melanie Kerr 07/03/04
"There should be some order in my life; a quiet time" I think it is all about settting priorities. I am finding out more and more that time spent with God has got to cme at the top of the list, not cramped somewhere in the middle.