"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."-Abraham Lincoln
Where do your workouts fall in this order? Just curious...
Love it - I was going to ask where you are on the list - but from seeing your progress, I know you make yourself a priority!I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with the Hannah Montana movie. I'm somewhat anti-Hannah Montana, with all the merchandising and marketing out there turning our little girls into teeny boppers much too early, but the movie was surprisingly good - I think the message about family and being true to yourself was really good :)
I think my workouts and myself are fall under "immediate family"..I thought about that too for a bit! lol :)
I think of life as a balancing act of glass balls. Those glass ball are what we hold dear to our hearts such as God, family, friends. There is one rubber ball and that is work. There will ALWAYS be work (it may not be the job to want, but there is always work-so that is the one ball that will bounce back.) Anyway, it is all about balancing to maintain happiness. There is a reason you call your friends instead of your finances/extended family during the really rough times. Friends can even become family. I am sure this blog would be a jab to anyone who considers you a friend in their life. Be careful how you treat them. If you put your friends last in everything you do, you are sure to lose the friends you do have in your life. Since God is first, I would say go to your bible find the scripture that is there about what friendship means and how to treat them. I know off hand, He says to even treat your neighbor as your brother. I would imagine this applies to your friends as well.
You've got it right Demi!
I agree with "Anonymous" on alot of what him/her (a name would be nice, whoever you are, kind of lame actually that you left that out) said, but "friends" can only become family, if they actually "BECOME" part of your family. The bible does say to love your friend as your neighbor and vice versa, but it does not say to have all your friends as "best" or "closest" friends, so I think you are absolutely wrong in that aspect. Families that have children compared with families that do not have children can't even really compare, because kidless families only have their spouse and extended family to include in their life. Families with children are on a different level, and have many different responsibilities that others can't understand. It's almost like a pyramid, if you do put God first, then your spouse (that is absolutely biblical) and then your children, then everything else, life balances itself out. While friends are needed and a blessing in lives, when they intrude negatively in a family life--that's where the line is drawn. That's why friends come last in my world. It's always been that way, and my real life long friends have stood the test of time because they believe the same as I. Anyone else can have their beliefs, but these are my own.
Just read your comments and text. I can see how an outsider would think 'good stuff'. Although, considering you moved on Easter weekend and no one from small group could help-then you post this blog. It does seem like you posted this to make a point. You may not have been trying to make a point at all-but it's understandable that it can be taken the wrong way.
Contrary to what you said Jessica, I did not write this blog because no one from small group was in town, therefore couldn't help. I wrote this because I think it is good information that I wanted to share. It's a good model-and it's what Seacoast teaches. And I believe it whole heartedly.
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