Monday, September 9, 2013

Downsizing

I've decided to consolidate my blogs.  For a couple of years now, I've felt that I should keep my blogs separate: family, fitness, and photography.  The truth is, my entire life is a blended blessing.  The title originally was just a summary of being part of a blended family.  However, I've come to realize recently that it encompasses much more than that.

My life has been turned a little upside down.  I've really needed to take a hard look at our life, our family, our priorities, how we parent, and the examples we set.  Even this struggle, will at some point be considered a blessing.

In James 1:2-3, the Bible says, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."

Finding joy in the middle of a struggle seems nearly impossible.  That is why I cling to the truth of who God is and not downsizing my view of him.  He is bigger than any earthly struggle.  I will do my best to keep my focus on things unseen, the things that hold eternal value and teaching my children - my wild and funny children - to do the same.




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