Pasha and it was delicious. It's Mediterranean food and we had an expert in our group to help us order. And, equally as important, teach me how to pronounce what I wanted. Always fun to be with you ladies!!! I'm so thankful for your friendships!!
We had a good Labor Day weekend. My parents came down and we celebrated Walker's birthday.
Another thing that happened this weekend was that I completely flaked out on something. This has happened once before and I've also gotten my info wrong about something else. All of these things have happened in the past few months and I can't even blame it on pregnancy brain. I have no idea why I'm so scattered lately. It's really not at all like me to be this way. I think the worst part is that every time I had NO CLUE. This time, I showed up to a party after it was over. I thought it was a little odd that there were no cars in the parking lots, lights weren't really on inside, etc, but it never crossed my mind that I could have had the time wrong! I still had total confidence that I knew what was going on. I just got a new planner that I can take everywhere with me and I'm hoping writing things down the INSTANT the plan is made will help this. I was good about using Outlook and setting reminders for things when I was working and don't have a good replacement system, clearly. My new method is to email myself if for some reason I don't have my planner, then transfer the info to there. We'll see how that works. Feel free to offer suggestions. I felt very on top of things when I was working, maybe beacuse every single second of my day was allocated for a specific purpose. I do not have the same level of "on top of it-ness" in my stay at home career.
Anyway, so I obviously need a better system. But what this made me think of was this scripture in Matthew.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
I felt a little silly when I confidently walked into a party place, only to be told I was two hours late. But that's a fixable error. Can you imagine hearing the words above on Judgement Day? When it's too late? While I absolutely think the enemy uses this scripture in particular to make people doubt themselves, but it is still scripture. It says what it says because that's what some people will hear. I know theologians debate this and I have no desire to get into to any of that. It just made me think and reminded me, yet again, that this earth is not my home and I shouldn't treat it that way. My home is heaven and my work should be for that purpose. That can be hard to see for me in the weeds of raising little people, simply because there is so much physical labor to be done each day. Food to prepare, diapers to change, hands to wash, etc, but in the midst of that the more important work is to teach little hearts about Jesus and show them His love. So this ended up being a good lesson for me about my priorities. That really has nothing to do with a total flake-out on my end, but somehow that's what I got out of it. Probably another good lesson would be to double check the times on an invitation that's been on my fridge for two weeks!!!
Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.
— 1 Corinthians 10:24