Friday, June 15, 2012

Make Love My Aim

It's Friday...and the first full day of summer vacation for my kids!  At one of my middle of the night wake up calls, I was confused, trying to figure out what day it was.  Felt like a Saturday, but then I remembered it was only Friday, and I drifted off to sleep thankful that our morning rush to get everyone out of the house was over for the summer and tomorrow could be a lazy morning!

One of the perks of summer!

We need to keep focus on the positives!  Right, felllow moms?!? :)

Anyway, Kate started to fuss this morning because she has a stuffy nose.  I managed to get her out of my room without waking up Luke.(Positive thought #2!).  When we got into the living room and looked at the clock, I realized it was only 5:45!  So much for sleeping in!  But I was hoping to get my blog written before my Happiness Project book club this morning, so it's really not so bad.  And the house is quiet since only Kate and I are up so it's a good time to write.(Positive thoughts #3, 4, and 5....I'm on a roll!!!)

I'm glad it's Friday, and Jay took Monday off, so we are looking forward to a long weekend.  Since I had a quiet moment I decided to open the Bible for inspiration for the day.  Being the first day of summer vacation, I would like to start it off in a positive way.  Hopefully, I can have patience and help to create(and maintain) a joyful atmosphere in my home.(At least for one day!  I am keeping my expectations low, though, and aiming for a morning!)

So I opened the Bible and my eyes fell on a couple of verses about love.  Seems appropriate as we embark on our extended opportunity for family time.  We seem to have the screaming and the cranky moments down pat....but we could always use a little(sometimes a lot) more love!

"Make love your aim and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts" Corinthians 14;1

O.K., sounds like God sent me the plans for today....make love my aim! (Hopefully my aim is better than it has been in the past!)  It's like target practice....although usually when I think of target practice I am imagining using a super soaker on whichever child is driving me nuts at the moment!

Well my first target...I mean child....just came walking out of his room.  And the toddler is awake and calling me from my bed.  Now Peter is going to see Luke and Luke is already bossing him around and Peter is already making him scream!

Isn't it great that I have so many opportunities to practice patience and love!?!

Did I mention that I know where the stash of water balloons is hidden?  You know, just in case I need to practice another kind of aim at some point!

Hooking up today with Create with Joy and Each Card Tells a Story and According To Denise 


Denise said...

Make love your aim is such a great goal. I will have to work on that as well.

Paloma said...

No better goal than that! ;) Everything else falls in place when love is our motive, focus and goal!


Wendy @ ECTaS said...

Quote: "...Did I mention that I know where the stash of water balloons is hidden? You know, just in case I need to practice another kind of aim at some point!"


Have a braw summer as we say here in Scotland!

Thank you for linking up with Scripture Sunday!

Julie Marling said...

New follower from Friendship Friday! I love your p.s in your post. So true. Love for you to follow back when you get a chance.

Dawn said...

I found you from Calm My Crazy, and I'm officially a follower! Great post! Positive but honest. Thank you!

Donna McBroom-Theriot said...

Love that balloon idea! I am following from Friendship Friday. Hope to see you at my place! Donna

Holly said...

I love this Michelle. Make Love my aim, is a message I needed this morning. I am very grateful you linked this to "Pay It Forward" and that I was reminded of this important message.

In fact, I'm going to the dresser and grabbing my bible and the bookshelf and grabbing my Happiness Project book right now. I think I'll spend a little while reading this afternoon!