Circles of Responsibility

There are times in life when we need to consider all there is to do, be thoughtful about priorities, and be open to making adjustments.

This is one of those times for me!  We are in the process of moving to Oregon, back to a town that is right between the places where my husband and I grew up.  It has been exciting, but brings a lot of extra work and interrupts our normal rhythms of life.  (This is something that is hard for my Strengths Theme of Discipline, I might add!)

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Actively Waiting

The lights are red in every lane.  No one is moving.  There is no choice but to wait.  We’d prefer to keep hitting green lights, to keep moving forward and get where we want to go.

But it’s not all about us.  There are other people, in other lanes, getting their green lights while we sit at a red light.  There is a practical plan with traffic lights; we understand the pattern that promises our lane will get a turn to go.IMG_20180410_121253108

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A Lamp to Your Path

The last few weeks, we’ve been considering the paths and and choices we make.  Wisdom guards our path and keeps us walking in the right direction (Wisdom for Your Path from Proverbs).  Honoring God in the “small” daily decisions prepares our hearts for making bigger decisions in life (Which way to go?).  And when we are in the maze of life, we can ask some smart questions to guide our bigger decisions (Navigating Life’s Maze).

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Navigating life’s maze

In Elgin, Iowa, local farmers create an amazing corn maze each fall.  The photo below shows the dairy theme they designed the year we visited there.  Some ways were dead-ends or led us in a circle.  And some areas had more than one way through.  The corn was tall, and once we were in the maze we couldn’t see the beginning or the end.  After experiencing our share of dead-ends and circling back, it was rewarding to make our way out! IMG_20140927_161346029

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