We have to call them something other than 'coffee' tables in our house because we don't drink coffee.
Yesterday I needed to clean. Not sure if that was the'nesting instinct' thing or sheer willpower because I couldn't stand the mess anymore...you can decide.
Anyways I looked at the objects on the side table and here's what I saw...
my Bible and journal
the baby quilt I am currently working on
2 books (The Explosive Child and Solving Your Child's Sleep Problems)
I had to ponder that little vignette because it was a stark picture of what drives our lives right now.
- the Kingdom of God and His purposes are the underlying reason why we do anything at all and give us the strength to keep going even when we're wiped out (which we are)
- the impending birth of our little one - coming soon to a maternity ward near you
- work that earns income - we own our own business so if we don't work, we don't have income, it feels like that's ALL we are doing lately - being self-employed is sometimes difficult because there is are sick benefits, holiday pay or time off.
- our 2 sons (#2 and #4) are making life difficult. #2 exhausts us during the day with trying to head off explosions and understand what's going on with him, #4 exhausts us at night because he has really bad sleep problems and always has (we've tried pretty much everything so please don't give us any new suggestions - just pray that God will show us what will work)
And that's our life in a nutshell, or rather, on the side table.......