"Common Ground": my little corner of the blogosphere where I talk (a lot-wink) about the things that matter most to me: My relationship with my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, homeschooling, adoption, homemaking, parenting, "spousing." (yeah, yeah....I know that's not a word.....I made it up-it’s my blog-I can do things like that! Ha!)

Since my life isn’t all that different from yours, hopefully we can find some COMMON GROUND & learn from each other. Please share your thoughts!

Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursdays Before the Throne:

I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed as of late.

I am a wife,
a mom,
a homemaker,
a teacher,
a sister,
an aunt,
a friend &
somewhere in there……I am myself-just Kim.

With all these hats I have the privilege of wearing,
prioritizing has been a bit of a challenge.
I know this feeling shall soon pass (it’s come before), but for right now,
I have taken great comfort in the following verse:

In the abundance of my thoughts within me,
Thy comforts delight my soul.
Psalm 94:19

How do you prioritize? Give me all the good ideas you have!!!
(Isn't this a great picture?!?!)


Tina said...

Love the pic! And I have no advice because I've been feeling overwhelmed lately with everything.

Gardenia said...

Hi I'm here from Hannah's FFF, and your post led me to this one. funny, my dh and I were just talking about this last night. how do we prioritize. so many mom things to do, so many things still left on the list at the end of the day. we get 10 things done and add another 12 to the to do list. I find that my me time usually ends up at night after my daughter is in bed. Being a mother is my number one job now, given to me as a gift by God. sometimes I forget that it truly is a gift. blessings,

Hannah said...

My word...I think this is the biggest battle I face. I am SO thankful to be able to be with my kids and to be honest I think I put most of my energy into things related to them. I am kind of a perfectionist so the house and healthy foods are always a high priority to me too. I just kind of wing it everyday...some days I really stink other days I shine.

Anna said...

I struggle with this a lot Kim with all I have going on in my life with family and Peter being a minister of a church. My dh reminded me just this morning when I forgot to ring my Dad about a test result and they rang me 2 days later...feeling really bad and guilty here...that I just have to prioritise the really important things...sometimes I get bogged down on the less important things and can forget those closest to me...which are my top priority above all the other 'jobs'.
Anyway just my thoughts and don't think I've actually given you any great words of wisdom you didn't already know.
Take care,

Jaimee said...

Hey there, thanks so much for commenting on my FFF. I followed your FFF to here. I agree with many of the posters, that this is one of the toughest things we deal with, not only as Moms, but as people. When I'm stressing or dealing with too much, I try to think about my overall priorities first. For me, it's my kids, then the family as a whole, myself, work, and so on. But, I also try to remember that priorities are flexible and can change. One week, work may be crazy and I need to focus there, but that overall, in my life, family is the highest priority, even though that particular week work became my focus. I also firmly believe that a happy mom is a healthy mom so that taking care of your core is crucial. If you feel that slipping away, perhaps it's time for a change in priority. Remember, priorities can be flexible. I sometimes think to myself, "what needs my focus this week". It's also helpful to me to understand my long-term priorities and my short-term priorties. Keeping those in balance is always a work in progress.

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