Working through Some Things and Thankful for Life

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December 17, 2018 by Courtney

For some reason I have had a super hard time with committing to go to church.  We got out of the routine, and now it’s hard to get back into it.  Every time we plan to go, I decide I don’t want to the morning of and we don’t go.  So yesterday I just decided we wouldn’t even plan to go.  I didn’t want to fail again.  I mean, I feel like we should go for our kids, but that’s the only reason I care to go, really.  I’m having a hard time with that.  I want to want to go to worship and serve, but we do that here.  And we fellowship here.  And we study God’s word here.  So it’s hard to go somewhere else, you know?  Robert is off most Sundays so I really have no excuse.  He has a hard time forcing me to do things.  He’s a peacemaker and wants to just make everyone happy.  So when I say I don’t want to go, he just goes with it.  I’m not sure how to overcome this.  Thoughts?

Yesterday ended up being fantastic despite not going to church.

I slept in.  I drank coffee for a while.  I had a nutritious lunch (and so did the fam).  Ethan and Robert went for a bike ride while I did some food prep. While I did food prep, Karis made homemade bath bombs :-).  Then Robert cooked tortillas while Karis and I went for a hike.

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Ethan did all of the work to do our advent activity which was a treasure hunt to our dinner.  Robert and I made the dinner and helped him set up.  It was breakfast for dinner on a quilt on the floor in our room.  A picnic dinner of sorts.  But he made a map and all of the clues that led one to another, all on his own.  I love that our kids do all of the fun Christmas activities now (well Ethan is the main one devoted to it most days).

Most days I get a lot done first thing in the morning.  I get the kids up, get them ready, and get them out the door.  Then I have my coffee, plan, and do my Bible study.  These days I’m studying the She Reads Truth Advent study.  It’s so rich and full of God’s word.  I’m loving it.  Today referred to Judges which is what we’re studying in our weekly Bible study here at camp.

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After I do those things, I blog and work on chores at the same time (back and forth).

Today was productive and relaxing all in one. My days tend to be that way most of the time. I did chores, napped, showered, wrapped presents, and ended the day playing Phase 10 with my family while eating a yummy, healthy, and easy dinner.

I’m so thankful for life.

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