The Christmas decorations are all gone. .
all boxed up and replaced with my winter white theme.
Winter tends to be more dark than cold here and so I lean towards a white theme which begins to lean towards Valentines . . .using heart shaped ornaments to tuck here and there.
Off white candles one strand of white lights . . . off white silk plants. .
and I feel like my home is cozy and not entirely barren and devoid of a festive feeling.
I wish it was as easy for me to balance my lifestyle in all areas as I find it to add a detail here and there to the bungalow.
Like many of you . .
I struggle with balancing time management and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The rest of this week I am going to talk about the various aspects of living life and how I try to balance them.
My spiritual life. . my time management . .my health management . . .friendships. . .family and and life outside the bungalow all are part of what we all deal with.
I'm not an expert in any of these areas and yet judging by your emails and comments. . .
you are interested in how I try to balance my life.
Perhaps my biggest struggle is to spend time with God.
I find it easy to pray while I'm alone. Conversations with God are a part of my life.
What I find more difficult is sitting down to read the Bible.
For sometime I ignored this. . grabbing bits of quick devotionals here and there. .all the while maintaining that it was indeed a key ingredient to understanding what God wants for my life. Going to church and hearing God's word is easy for me. . .I love going to church. .. but being disciplined is hard in every area and this one is no different.
A week ago I found a site that would enable me to add a feed to my web page that would allow me to read the Bible every day. It gives me the new part to read each day.
I wondered where to put it since this blog already has a fairly long sidebar with my recipes on the side.
I realized then that I could add the Bible feed to my "Blog friends" which you can find just under my profile on the right hand side of this page and suddenly the idea just became so exciting for me.
It makes perfect sense.
I will go to read my Bible everyday before I go to visit the blogs that I have selected to read for the day.
I find at my stage of life . .
waking very early in the morning is more normal than not. .
and now I can open up my notebook computer . .
cozy on the couch. . .
and without any lights on ..
spend time quietly reading God's Word.
I'm excited about this part of my life having a goal and purpose.
Looking for a great book to read?
Why don't you join me in reading the Bible.
It will change your life.
Take this challenge.
Read the Bible with me for a month. .
let's do it together. .
and let's find out together how vital and current God's Word is for all of us today.
I'll talk about how I didn't get sick over Christmas.