We made a decision a couple of years ago that we wouldn’t generally take Sunday bookings. After doing a few too many triple sessions over Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays we were used up and realised we really did need that ever evasive day of rest. It has seriously been the best decision we have ever made, and even more so now that our little boys have entered into the picture. I know I’m a bit of a workaholic – partly because I love what I do, but also because I don’t really know how to slow down. Sundays for us are filled with church and family commitments. I guess you could call them days of busy rest, or restful busyness, and as much as we are physically exhausted by the end of it, they are meaningful to us, and for us as a family.
At church today we learnt of greed, and of storing up what cannot be taken from this world to the next. It was a timely reminder, as God’s word often is, to invest in the things that matter, and not to be distracted or conform to the ways of this world….“for where your treasure is, there your heart is also” (Matthew 6:21)
While I don’t often take the time to share personal thoughts on this blog, I thought I may as well, given I am now well and truly invested into this month of blogging through July. As a mother, there have been a couple of other articles that have caught my eye making rounds through the interwebs, in particular this beautifully penned open letter “Dear Parents with Young Children at Church – What You Do Matters”….do have a read.
Continuing on the same thread, a friend at church recently shared that she loved the lyrics to a certain Colin Buchanan song so I went to check it out and wanted to share this with you too…I hope it might be an encouragement to you and yours today.
Press on Mums, in all the chaos
Look to Jesus through the tears
Press on Mums, God will guide you
Through those precious, tender years
In all you do, do it for Jesus
Who won you life and free forgiveness
Yesterday, today, He is the same
All you do, do it in Jesus’ name
Press on Dads, Love your wife
Serve your children, set the pace
Press on Dads, seize the moment
Show them Jesus, run the race
Press on kids, God adores you
He will hear you when you pray
Press on kids, love your family
Honour, serve, forgive, obey
…and when all your human energy is gone
Look towards Jesus and press on
And to finish off, here is a photo of our Jesse who has well and truly developed a love for the drums. His favourite thing on a Sunday is to help set up the drums for church, and as soon as service is over he runs over to play until they need to be packed away. He has surprised us with his not so baby technique, and almost-rhythm, which is making his musical daddy proud as punch (although mama is not so sure about a drum kit in the house!) xo