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One New Thing – What I Want to Do… What I WILL Do

Last week I took the week off. I cancelled things and we took a few half days with schoolwork. I rested. The kids rested.

This week I have to re-enter the fast pace of this society.

I don’t want to. Not everyone is back to complete health.

But I have to.

What I want to do is take a week off of schoolwork. What I will do –  keep our schedule.

What I want to do is cancel more appointments. What I will do – evaluate each event and see if we really can make it.

What I want to do is sleep in. What I will do – get up at my regular time and start my day with prayer.

What I want to do is skip my Bible studies I’m not prepared for. What I will do – become prepared and when I’m not, just be honest about it.

I feel the anxiety clinging to me like early morning fog. I missed so many things last week. How will I ever catch up? It’s the week before a holiday and filled with doctors, orthodontist, family events, as well as the normal everyday activities. There. Is. So. Much. To. Do. Normally, I get overwhelmed. I yell at the kids. I skip on my daily Bible reading in order to have more time for catching up on other things. I cause stress in my household. Part of it is due to the fact that next week is a holiday. I am known for freaking out before holidays. During them too.

Not this year. Come on Sun (SON) and lift this fog of anxiety!

What I want to do is stress out and freak. What I will do is stay calm and pray.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

That’s my One New Thing. What’s yours?

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About Kimberly Vogel

I am a mom of four beautiful daughters, a writer, and a certified Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher who recently made the switch from teaching in a classroom to teaching her children at home. I am often found in the children’s area of my church where I volunteer and lead a children’s program. Writing is a natural outpouring of my love for my Savior. Follow along while I share my journey as a bridge builder with you. My prayer is that you start building bridges too!

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