It’s been a pretty crazy week, but I’m happy to say that I have two of these all nighters down and just four more to go.
Since this morning’s training was sort of sprung on me last minute, I didn’t get a chance to rest up at all yesterday and by 3 was fighting and nearly loosing the battle against sleep. But I made it, passed my first two assessments, and hope to rest up enough to be ready to face the three consecutive days of crazy hours until Thanksgiving day.
Whatever the case, my brain being in a state of fuzzy confusion more than anything, this is just another one of those thoughts on things I’ve read along the way.
- I loved this post by Laura about being thankful for waking up. Today truly is a gift, and it is one that I pray that God helps me to treasure and to live just for Him. Along the same lines, a few days later, my sister in law shared some of the reasons why she is thankful for Today as a part of GreaThings 2010, and also shared some great links that are worth clicking.
- Yarnbelle wrote a post about learning to let go in the Blogging world and what our motives in blogging should be: not to become well read or famous or popular, not for comments or recognition, but for Him. If we are writing for the wrong reasons, we need to think about it seriously and get back on track.
- There’s been a series on time management going on over at moneysavingmom, and this week she shared about getting more done in less time in the blogging world. It’s full of excellent principles that can help us use and not waste or precious moments and make the time we spend blogging effective and profitable. Some of these things I already have put into practice: such as limiting time on social media sites, scheduling posts and tweets and not opening those kinds of time traps until the things I need to do are done. But others were good for me to read and ponder in relation to how I spend my time, and convicting to stop and do one thing at a time and do it well instead of doing a little bit of everything and getting nowhere. If you haven’t read them already, and if you spend any time in this bloggy world, regardless of if you are making money or just writing for fun, you should read and re-evaluate how you are spending your online time.
- Jess wrote about how often we treat God as a collector’s item, and don’t truly desire Him like we should, about how we hunger and thirst for things that satisfy but run everywhere but to the one who alone can satisfy the needs and desires of our hearts. And her prayer at the end echos some of my prayer as well: “Lord…you are what I need.“
- Sean shared about how the brightest light in the night sky isn’t a star giving off its own light, but a reflector, that shines the light of the sun back into the darkness of the night sky. Isn’t this how we should be in this world?
- Hannah posted a quote on her blog, and the first part caught my heart. It is what we all must know and trust, even when it doesn’t make sense: “He may not explain to you a thousand things which puzzle your reason in His dealings with you…” But he is still God, and He does all things well.
- Last but not least Young Ladies Christian Fellowship is hosting a giveaway! If you haven’t already entered for a chance to win a copy of the first book of Charity’s Dairy Trilogy, you should head over and take a peek and enter. The drawing will take place on Monday, November 22nd and so be sure to do it before then! If you don’t win this time, be sure to add the books to your wishlists! I’ll be reviewing the books individually here in the first few months of the new year, and so be sure to check back to read more about them.
Enjoy your weekend and the rest of GreaThings this coming week!