Prioritize your life

ChoicesThis morning I woke up late and found myself rushing to get out of bed, get dressed, out the door, and off to work for my last day before Christmas. I made it to work several minutes late, but I made it. I know I am not the only one who seems overwhelmed this time of year. The running back and forth to the stores, looking for the right gift for the right person, or completely stressed out about how are you going to afford food for the family, not to mention buying them gifts. This time of year is never easy, especially for a single parent. I struggle with knowing that I am not going to able to get them what they want, but God knows I want too.
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The Rear-view Mirror

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But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62 NLT)

“No man, having put his hand to the plough . . .—The image which our Lord used was, as usual, one that went home to the personal experience of His hearers. They were of the peasant class, and they knew that the eye of the ploughman if he is to do his work well, must look straight before him at the line of the furrow which he is making. To look back, while working, is to mar the work entirely. The man who so looks is therefore, ipso facto, disqualified for the work of God’s kingdom” (Elliotts Commentary for English Readers).

Interesting analogy that Christ uses when people give excuses as to why they can’t move forward right now.

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Death Sucks, Dying is Harder

Today is the day I have dreaded. This day will usher in a flood of emotions. My father, Oliver Spencer, will be removed from any and all life-sustaining medical equipment this morning. I know that I am following his wishes by signing the DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) authorization. However, it does not make the guilt any less palpable. Read more of this post

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