Real life

My poor blog. It gets so little attention from its author these days. I had fully intended to not only finally put to the keyboard the posts that have been rattling around in my head but to even set up for myself a posting schedule of sorts. In other words, I was hoping this week would mark a return to more consistent posting.

Not so fast, my friend.

Real life has intruded and instead of spending my day today thinking and typing I must instead tend to the demands of home and family. Which is as it should be. Though I may wish for ME time to be spent doing what ME the blogger wants to do, it is right and good and necessary that I spend it doing what me the wife and mom and keeper of the home ought to be doing. Being busy at home, whether I like it or dread it, is the call of God on my life. I am to work heartily, as for the Lord, because it is the Lord Jesus I am serving. Yes, even as I mop and scrub toilets and clean out closets, I am serving with Lord with gladness, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Tomorrow, just like I did last Wednesday two weeks ago, I plan to post links to some of the posts I’ve enjoyed reading over the past week. Thursday through Saturday I will be at the True Woman Conference and I am so excited! In the past, the True Woman people have streamed the conference online; check out the website to see if maybe you can join us virtually for some great teaching!

After that, I really hope to return to some form of regularly scheduled programming here at the blog. In the meantime, I ran across this quote printed off someone’s blog I think. Anyway, it reminds me to live today the life God is sending me…

The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s own or real life. The truth is, of course, that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life–the life God is sending one day by day. ~ C. S. Lewis

Happy Tuesday, friends!


Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

8 thoughts on “Real life”

  1. Don’t worry friend. Your readers completely understand.

    In fact, I’ve stopped even telling myself that I’m going to start blogging regularly again, because every time I do, something comes up. So I try to just take each week (or day!) as it comes. Sometimes I blog, sometimes I don’t…

    Love the C.S. Lewis quote. I’ve seen it before, and it always hits me right in the heart.

  2. Lisa I don’t know if you know of Lysa Terkeurst but she is having a contest to win a trip to a women’s writer/teacher conference (called She Speaks I believe) that looks awesome and you can win just by linking your blog. I love reading your posts! I hope you know I’m not saying you need to attend but I thought of you b/c your the only blogger I consistently follow and it looks like a wonderful opportunity.

  3. Have fun at True Woman! I’ll be entertaining a bunch of 11 year old girls (future true women!) for my daughter’s birthday sleepover — our first!!

  4. I can relate. Took a break from major vacuuming to read some blogs and now I must get back to it. Even though this chair is awfully comfortable!

    Love the C S Lewis quote.

    Have a great time at the conference!

  5. What a true and great post! I would rather read the blog of a mom or dad who spends most of their time in the real world than the blog of someone who spends all of their time on their blog.

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