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Monday, January 18, 2010

Maintaining a Clear Focus

You may not be a stay-at-home mom with a pre-schooler, like Tallulah, but maybe you can identify with her.

Tallulah’s Day

Tallulah had actually woken up before her alarm and was looking forward to a great day by the time the alarm beeped. She had set her alarm so she could spend some time with God before her husband and two pre-schoolers woke up. As she entered the living room, she remembered that her friend had called last night and asked her to watch her baby this morning. She had agreed, even though she had had other things planned.

Tallulah thought to herself, “I should straighten up the living room a little so it won’t be a mess when they come.” She stopped to read a magazine article that caught her eye. When she took a coffee cup into the kitchen, she noticed that there were papers that needed to be filled out for her four-year old’s field trip for that day.

Upon placing the papers on the coffee table in the living room, she saw her Bible and remembered that she wanted to spend time with God. She went into the den to get a pen. While getting her pen, she noticed an overdue bill that had to be in the mail before the mailman came today. After writing the check, she looked in the drawer for a stamp. The drawer was a mess, so she decided to straighten it up. Then she took the bill out to the mailbox. On the way in, she remembered that it was trash day and set the trash out.

Walking back into the garage and through the laundry room, she saw a load of laundry that needed to be put in the washer. “I’ll just quickly put that load in so it can be going while I do other things this morning.” Passing through the kitchen on her way back to the living room, she remembered she needed to take something out of the freezer for dinner. “Okay, now I’ll sit down for my time with God,” she thought to herself. As she settled into her chair, her children came bouncing down the stairs …

Do you ever have days like Tallulah’s??

If so, maybe it's time to Rethink Life! Join me in a teleseminar on January 28 (12 noon or 9 pm Eastern).