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A Chair that is “Just Right” …

Experiencing the small, yet most meaningful, things in my life doesn’t come easy.

But, when I deliberately stop and set time aside to make it happen, it is, by far, the most natural and fulfilling experience. 

The world around us is moving at a faster rate every day. 

The demands of life are pulling us in all different directions.

From the never ending to-do list to the booked calendar, we are saying too many yes’s, and not enough no’s.

Our decisions are driven by the wrong motives, such as, guilt, approval and affirmation.

Instead, it should be aligned to our priorities.

For me, they are God, family and ministry.

These days, I am also finding that I need for things to slow down in my life more.

I just want to sit, and not in front of a screen.

I want to sit and watch my life with a heart filled with contentment.

Today, I did just that.

I sat in my backyard, looking at the fallen, crisp leaves move across the cement, as I read a book, and watched my two younger children create a road with chalk, so they can ride their scooters and bikes on.

That hour became a memorable, meaningful memory

As a wife and working mom of four children, there is no doubt about it, I am quite a busy lady.

But, I am learning more and more how to say “no,” so I can say “yes” to my first ministry- my family.

Living a balanced life doesn’t just happen, you have to FIGHT to make it happen. 

Or, is it just a simple “No?”

And then, finding the chair that is “just right” for you, so you can sit and simply embrace life’s sweetness.

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Rosabel Sanchez is a woman who loves God- serves Him with great humbleness, loves her family and friends- serves them with great love, and love life with such a great appreciation for all that she has been blessed with. She, her husband and 4 children lead two churches on the southwest-side of Chicago, where they all live. As I embark on this new journey, I pray and hope I can become a part of one of your daily practices- your morning inspiration, your afternoon break from the world, or your evening cool down. So join me with a cup of your choice- coffee, tea, chocolate- and you will be blessed with encouraging words to warm your heart & soul.

8 Comments

  1. Melissa Salinas says

    A good read! I notice myself “stopping to smell the roses” more now than I ever did. I like what you said about saying No so you can say Yes, to your First Ministry, your Family. Very nicely worded and will keep this in mind.

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  2. Sylvia says

    Thank you, this was a great read/reminder. Sometimes we don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. We are also guilted into being the only ones who can do things but it’s not true. We have to intentionally make God, our family & ministry a priority in that order. Love you blogs. Great writing. Thank you!

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