14 Days to Finding Meaning in the Mundane: Living in the Current


Today I had an opportunity to listen to someone’s personal struggles.  She dealt with giving a child up for adoption and later found out her second child was deaf and her third child with cerebral palsy.  She got deep and said that when she gave her “perfect” child up for adoption that was going to be the hardest thing in life she had to do, needless to say that wasn’t.

Finding Meaning

It’s easy to look at others people lives and feel they have it worse.   Trials happen often some bigger than others but yet we forget that it grows us into the person that we are.  Just like the time when my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, that time in my life was so hard.  I developed an abundant amount of faith and found peace when I prayed over her at a time I was sure she was going to die.

Ecclesiastes 12:4 and the doors on the street are shut—when the sound of the grinding is low, and one rises up at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low they are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and desire fails, because man is going to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets

 

This verse show us how to live life in the current, go with the flow of life.  Find joy in life in whatever situation you are facing.  The rough one, the ones that you have to fight to get out of bed on.  Those are the ones that you are going to remember.  God is working through you through this time and I promise you will see the blessing later.

14 Days to Finding Meaning in the Mundane Series:

Introduction

Everything is Meaningless

Pleasures are Meaningless

A Time for Everything 

Marriage is Work 

For the Love of Money

Accomplishments

A Mother’s Struggle

A Time to Vent

Wicked Blessings

The Small Things

A Risky Life

 Rainy Day

Using Your Gifts 

 

 

14 Days to Finding Meaning in the Mundane: Using Your Gifts

Last year my daughter graduated from high school.  When I asked her where she wanted to go to college she told me that she didn’t want to go to college but wanted to go to cosmetology school instead.  As her mother, I dreaded hearing those words.  Why?  Because our society tells us she needs college, to get a great job and make lots of money.

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14 Days to Finding Meaning in the Mundane: Rainy Day

I am terrible at saving.  If money wasn’t automatically going into the retirement account we’d have no savings at all.   I always assume that our job is secure which makes it easy for putting savings last.  But back in October, when the government shut down we found out suddenly our one income family, had no income coming in.

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14 Days to Finding Meaning in the Mundane: A Risky Life

When I was younger, I took a lot of risks.  I drove fast, bungee jumped, learned to drive a motorcycle, traveled by myself and that’s just naming a few risky things I did.  The list could go on and on.  But when I became a mother everything changed.  I instantly became afraid of everything.  I no longer wanted to risk my life, I wanted to be cautious protecting myself and my child.

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14 Days of Finding Meaning in the Mudane: The Small Things

I am an overwhelmed and exhausted mom.  I’m home all day but yet can’t find the time do all the things I need to get done. When I can’t find the time to do it all, I get depressed, anxiety kicks in and I break down into tears.

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14 Days of Finding Meaning in the Mudane: Wicked Blessings

We work hard, do whats right and do our best to live under God’s law and yet we struggle.  We look at others who do everything wrong and live a life without struggle. You can’t help to wonder why their lives comes so easily and cast judgement that they don’t deserve not to struggle. Finding Meaning [Read more…]

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