Sometimes, we get swallowed up in the day to day activities and events of life
and therefore lose sight of the beauty that God intended for us to enjoy within family life.
Piles of laundry, a sick baby, a hectic schedule
can blind us to the joy of the Lord and the beauty around us,
then we find ourselves empty of joy
Sometimes we listen to the world, begging for our attention,
which then grabs us and convinces us that a distraction from real priorities is actually good for you.
There are so many options to tear your heart away from home.
Nowadays, with the internet,
you don't even have to leave home
to be distracted
away from home.
I asked a friend for a description of her mother,
here is part of the startling reply:
"My mother was always fully present with us.
I could bring her a big pile of books and she would always read the whole stack to me.
If I went to get more, she would read those too.
She always had time for us."
That has stuck with me.
Too many times my answer is, "just a minute honey", or "not now dear."
As if whatever task I am occupied in is more important than my own dear children.
Sometimes slowing down, saying no to good things, but distracting things,
and focusing in on our loving Heavenly Father,
and our family
is what is needed to restore and recharge a weary or overwhelmed soul.
if you slow down and listen,
you can hear Father calling you to simplify,
purify your priorities,
and turn your heart towards home.
"Sisters, Brothers, Husbands, Wives-
Homelife is meant to be beautiful, ennobling, and victorious!"
God intends for each person, from parents to child,
to play a role in family life,
the ultimate goal of which is
the transformation of the individual
and the society
for the glory of God.."