Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I’m sure you’ve heard the cliché that says women are emotional. I know there have been times when I have been. I don’t know if it is that women are emotional as much as it is people; in general, allow their emotions to run wild.

Without knowing how to manage them, emotions can take over our lives and drive us to make bad decisions. Don’t get me wrong, emotions are not all bad. In fact, they enable us to experience feelings of joy, peace, and love. These feelings move us into a deeper relationship with God and others. Problems come when we make decisions on an emotional whim.

Each day, I am striving not to allow my feelings to determine how I respond to people and situations in life. What about you?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Balancing Life’s Responsibilities

I was having some personal quiet time today and began thinking about the importance of maintaining balance in life. Speaking for myself, I can say that juggling the responsibilities of being a mother, wife, business woman, and pastor can become overwhelming at times. I feel the same emotions, frustrations, and challenges that everyone else does!

Some days I handle them better than others, but I’ve found the key to having a peaceful attitude, in the midst of everything life brings, is BALANCE! Even though we have a lot of things on our plates, it is important to take a time-out and do something uplifting for ourselves. Whether it’s going to the spa, sitting down with a good book, or just finding some quiet time for yourself on the weekend, take a moment to pause, and exhale.

When you balance life’s responsibilities with “mandatory” personal time, you will find new enjoyment in your relationships and a renewed ability to handle everything you have to do!