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Depth of Field September 14, 2012

Filed under: faith,Five minute Friday — swedblue @ 1:48 pm

It is 5 Minute Friday and I am hanging out with LisaJo and the circle of bloggers who take 5 minutes of their blogging day to write. To find out more about it go here.

Five Minute Friday

This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt: focus


Depth of field:

…when a subject is more focus than its surroundings.


I’ll admit it.  I have lost focus.  I have focused in on one thing (and very badly too) to the detriment of things around me.  I have allowed myself to get caught up in the online realm, instead of real life-mine. It is so easy to get wrapped up in what others think is cool.  I keep looking like a peeping tom at all the neat things I see people post.  I enjoy keeping up with what my friends post on facebook.

It grabs my attention so that the important things go out of focus.  I claim I don’t have time, however, if I turned off the TV, logged of facebook and pinterest, I would have time.  Time to really focus my life- that focus which should be on God and becoming more like Jesus Christ.

The boys could use more of my focus- taking the time to dig into books, play with toys and do art.

I think that really soon here, I will be taking a on-line fast of the time and focus suckers in my life.  It will really help me focus on other things, I have let slide.  That time digging deeper into the Word, I can get up earlier and spend 30 minutes studying and praying. Instead of dreaming of a clean house- I can close my laptop and actually clean it (wow-there is an idea)! The clothes that need to be folded and put away- I can teach Pete to help me fold and put them away.

Changing my focus to the blessings I have in front of me, will help me be a better wife, mom, daughter, sister, and friend.



A Change or just one of many August 31, 2012

Filed under: Five minute Friday — swedblue @ 7:30 pm

It is 5 Minute Friday!  To find out more about it go here.

Five Minute Friday

This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt: Change

Honestly, my first instinct was diaper changes.  It may have been because I just changed the boys right before I saw the prompt.  It is interesting how the boys accept their fate.  There are times that I physically put Lil’ Bud on the changing table, because he denies that he needs a diaper change. Though there are times he tells me it is time.  Lil’ Bit comes willingly-but does not stay willingly.  Getting his diaper off is a lot of fun, getting a new one on isn’t.

I was trying to think how this would be profound to our Christian lives.  When it hit me, there are times we know we are sitting in our own “stink”, but unwilling to change it.  Even though we know in the long run, we are much better off with it gone.  The change doesn’t hurt as much as it would if we stayed where we were.  Then there are times that we willingly accept the change of the old, but fight and struggle against the new.  Thankfully, God sticks through it with us and walks us along the path of the change.  Some of the changes are ones that only He can bring about.

The beauties my boys wear everyday. I love seeing them in different colors.