Friday, July 16, 2010

Making a Return!!

I so miss my blogging. But I have to confess that I have had some time to blog, I've chosen not to. I've been struggling within myself, trying to decide if I've turned my back on everything I believe in. A revelation...I haven't.

I still firmly believe that the best place for a mom is at home with her children. I still believe that any financial sacrifice is worth the blessings of teaching and training your children. As I've said before on here, that doesn't mean if a mom has to work outside the home that she's a bad mom...life has a way of throwing us curve balls when we least expect it.

However, I've also come to realize that now that this season of my life is past, it's time to begin anew...fresh. My children still live at home. My daughter will soon be getting married and moving out, but our son, who is fresh out of highschool, will be here a while longer. We are learning to work family time around very different schedules and bask in the reality that dinner together one night a week is truly a God-send!!

Even though when I accepted the position that I'm on, I was very angry...at my husband and yes, even at God.....I realize now that my obedience to my husband's wishes has brought me the blessing of a wonderful job with a wonderful boss and some awesome co-workers. You see, by being submissive to my husband--even when I didn't want to be--brought God's blessings!! How wonderful!!!!

This position is enabling us to give more liberally to our church. It is enabling us to pay off debt. It is paying for our daughter's wedding without putting a crunch on our budget. How fantastic God in His wisdom is!!!

With that, I am going to try to begin posting about once a week--at least in the beginning. One Single Minute is going to be taking a bit of a different course than in days gone by. I'll still be focusing on being a Proverbs 31 woman...a submissive wife..but I will also be sharing what God brings my way in this new season of my life.

Let me encourage you...even when you don't agree with Him...even when you're angry with Him...He is faithful. Don't we serve a wonderful God??!!

6 comments:

Betty said...

Great post Deb! Very encouraging. Being a submissive wife is one of the hardest struggles I have in marriage. But reading your post made me want to try harder again. Thanks!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

I am glad you are enjoying the job and God is blessing it! This post is written in a great way as you are experiencing working outside the home while ideally wanting to be at home. So you cover both sides of the coin whereas others who write on women working with a family quite often haven't done it so can't really comment so well. I admire you so much.
Love Collette xxx

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Sandy said...

Hi, Deb. Thank you for being so honest about your feelings in this new stage of life! Women need to hear this. It's so easy to see things as black and white, right or wrong, yes or no. Then God does something to challenge our thinking, and we begin to see a person or situation from a totally different perspective. Life is complex, and we make complex decisions--hopefully after much prayer and searching of the scriptures. Many times, doing His will is hard, especially when we have to step out of our comfort zone. But, as you know, God is good. God is good ALL the time. Blessings on you, friend, as you discover new joys in your new stage of life.

Beth in NC said...

I'm glad you're doing well and that a blessing has come out of something that seemed to be so out of your own desires.

Bless you!
Beth

Kristen said...

It's good to hear that you're doing well and learning so much!! I'm so happy that God is blessing you in more ways than one and look forward to reading more!!! I miss you!!

btw...I moved my blog. Again.