Change in the routine

In honor of taking a break from the rountine tasks of each week, I am forgoing my normal blog writing for simply making a few suggestions on blogs to check out.  Sites I read regularly are listed on my main blog page.  I don't read them every day, but enjoy reviewing them regularly and reading the posts that catch my interest.

Just one more way to get information and learn about the things that interest you.  In my mind blogs are no substitute for reading books, but they certainly are good addition. 

Hurry up messes in relationships

A couple of weeks ago, I commented how "hurry-up" messes can effect the organization and neatness level in our homes.  Messes created just  because we do not take the time to clean up or pick up after a job or task. 

With those thoughts in my mind, I wondered how many times in life are the relational messes we find ourselves in due to just plain hurrying?  Not taking or allowing the time to converse politely, being so busy we do not take time to really listen to what another is saying, brushing someone off because we do not want to take the time to interact with them, etc.  Our continually hurrying through life can leave a wake of hurt and broken relationships scattered in our wake simply because we did not take time to consider another more highly than ourself.

Scriptural Encouragement

 6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
 7But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
 8We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
 9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

 15For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
 16For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
 17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
 18While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

II Corinthians 5