1. Hey there Sandy,

    I understand about the Fitness Friday Hiatus. Will look forward to reading your fitness inspirations in the coming months.

    I totally hear you on the busyness. One of my mentor's and I were talking one day, I shared how I had to do this, had to do that, couldn't delegate this and certainly was the only one who could that, all the while working a FULL time over 45 hour work week, serving on a couple ministry teams and having a small group at my house on Friday nights AND committed to connecting with each woman who would come to the study.

    Between the Trauma of a long commute, the Stress of a long day at work, the Drama of ministering to women with DRAMA (and I was the Queen of the DRAMA), serving like Martha and annoyed at all the Mary's…my mentor said: "You know, Jesus was very intentional in what He came to do. He did not heal every single person on the planet; he did not raise every dead person; he did not feed every single person he ever came in contact with. He did not save every single party by making the best wine in town. Yet, He was successful in His Ministry and He accomplished His Purpose on this earth and for eternity."

    Didn't like that response. Afterall, I was burnt out, overwhelmed, tired and frustrated and well, a little bit of a control freak. But it was true.

    Now as a single mom of a 2 year old, pet parent to 2 little dogs, an important person at my job, a homeowner, and sole provider for my wonderful family….well LIFE GETS BUSY; I GET TIRED. And well, I hear God saying…."Hey come and sit" And I am like.."Let me finish this and that" or "I'm so tiiiiirrrreeeddd right now." And that has to change.

  2. I am so in the AMEN choir on this one. I can't wait to hear how to simplify. We have a VERY hard time with this one as my husband is a minister. And often I feel it is that commitment that brings the lists of "Have to's" Not sure I should have been that honest!

  3. Thanks for this encouraging post. There are so many things out there that are "good" things, but are they the best things for our family? And do I take the time to really think about them first before I commit? Hmm…

  4. Hi Sandy- I miss my fitness friday gal but I think this series is very good. I think you're wise to assess all the things you're involved in. Too many of my friends say yes to everything "good" and then wonder why they feel so frustrated. Learning to abide in Christ will allow Him to work in and through you for His purposes. It's when we step out in our "selves" that we get into trouble.

    Love you,

  5. Assessing what we're doing and where we're at is so vital to our lives. I pray a great fall for you and your family.

    Great series on Freedom to hear God. Looking forward to it whenever I am able to visit.


  6. Oh, Sandy, I just realized you are taking a rest from Fitness Friday. I posted today. 😉 jeje
    Well, I totally understand because I had taken a break from it too. But not a break from my fitness. I am sure you aren´t either.
    With homeschool starting, I have less time to get around to read as much. want to take time to read your Freedom to Hear God series, though.
    big hug, girl!
    Thanks for Fitness Friday meant to me!

  7. Thank you so much for this series. I am a 25 year old in ministry and I Googled "people pleasing bible." I am trying to break these chains and your series, by God's grace, is really really helping the process. Thank you and God bless!

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