Jul 302015
 

I try to be a good mom, a godly woman, maintain the house, maintain my blog, raise money for my daughter’s school trip next year and encourage those in my life (and those who read me each time I post), but it can be darned hard!

Sometimes I feel like I am just simply spilling my guts and no one is listening and the kids will turn out how they are supposed to regardless of my intervention, I feel like the house will always get to be a mess again tomorrow and that no one really cares if they get fresh fruits and veggies over something with a two year expiry date.

BUT I still try.

Because I love them and because I love myself and because I know that all love comes from God and God asks us to preach to the masses and to simply try. When we ask ourselves that bumper sticker questions “what would Jesus do?” it becomes easy, he would take the time to help the elderly person who is shopping and struggling to read labels. He would slow down and listen to children’s stories no matter how far-fetched, he would pick up the house because he knows that chaos in the home distracts from our mission of following him.

He is smart like that

So, even though I often don’t want to, I asked myself what Jesus would have me do, and I try!

What is one area where you feel like you are trying lately?

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  7 Responses to “Try”

  1. I’m trying to hold it all together and finish up summer goals before school starts! But work has crept into my last few days of summer, so it will be a real challenge :).

  2. Hi Marisa, I’m your neighbor on fmf today! And yes, your kids are listening. And it is worth it. And it will show someday. What a great idea – what would Jesus do…when you just want to give up? Yep. Keep on trying! He enables.
    Oh, and I’m TRYING to write a book! 🙂

  3. You are doing an amazing job Marisa and that is just my humble opinion being on the outside looking in. I am trying right now to find my new rhythms as I learn what being retired is all about. Have a blessed Friday.

  4. I love your honesty and your conversational tone, friend. I’m trying to seek God for all I need… to abide in him and trust Him to provide the grace, patience, love, joy…

    Thanks for sharing your heart here- I’m always blessed when I stop by! Happy Friday 🙂

  5. great job, keep trying.

  6. Marisa,
    the house overwhelms me and I love how you put it. Pick it up because the chaos in the home distracts from our mission of following him!
    That really does sum it up.
    Thanks for the visit, too! I’m so glad you wrote this week.
    Love,
    Tammy (#4 this week)
    (tammysincerity)

  7. Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your weblog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing on your feed and I am hoping you write again very soon!

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