My Spiritual Journey

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so practice and observe whatever they tell you—but not what they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.
Matthew 23:1-4

This past weekend I was the speaker at the woman’s retreat at church. After weeks of preparing, a weekend of speaking, and tons of fun with a bunch of ladies, I am now utterly exhausted. Yesterday morning it was tempting to just push snooze and roll over. But when I finally did get up, I started reading in Matthew 23 and the above verse is where I started.

Talk about being hit over the head with God’s Word! I spent the weekend telling and encouraging women to chase after God and learn to live like His child and then I so desired to just sleep and be lazy. “so practice and observe what they tell you-but not what they do”. It was as if God was literally asking me if I believed the truth I spoke this weekend, and if I believed it, then I needed to continue to live it out. I never want to ask people to change but then not be willing to change myself.  To do that would be living a life of hypocrisy.  To live that life would be unacceptable.

So I am dragging my lazy bum out of bed, sitting down during the kids’ nap, and forcing my eyes to stay open right now so that I too can join the fight to live like a child of God. I am fleeing from hypocrisy as I’m learning the truth of James 3:1 ” Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” You gotta love God holding you accountable to what He’s given you to teach!


  • Still getting out of bed at 5:30 most mornings.  T/Th I am up between 5:00-5:15 so I can spend time in the Word before I go run.
  • Need a new book to read.  Any suggestions? Hopefully I’ll have one and begin reading it this next week.
  • Getting back into reading through the Gospels.  I took a bit of a break as I was studying and meditating on being a child of God as I prepared for this past weekend.  I’m currently in the book of Mark.
  • Still working on memorizing James.  It is slow going right now!  Hope to have most of chapter 1 done by next week.
  • Continue to use nap time as a time to log on to and go through the Prayer of Examen.  It is such a great way for me to refocus and to continue to live in the presence of God.
  • Going to the gym 6 days a week now and eating healthy those 6 days.  I am giving myself one cheat day a week to eat whatever I want though.  Really would like to lose the rest of the weight from the 3 pregnancies in 3 years sometime in the next 3 months =)

That’s all for now.  And even though its only 8:15pm, I may head off to bed already.  Brent just started a new biography so I’m pretty sure he won’t even notice I’m missing =)

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