Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dropping the Ball

When our lives get windy, it's easy to be blown off course. That would describe my last eight days. Windy and Off-Course. I have a good, working plan of action in place. But even with my best intentions, "life" can prevent my plans from working out.

I am assuming this happens to you too. Do you get discouraged when you drop the ball... and have to order pizza? Or maybe you never order pizza! Well, the pizza tasted good last night (and so did the organic steamed broccoli), but I also neglected to soak beans or thaw meat for tonight's supper. Yep... I totally dropped the ball.

But there is hope! Think about it this way... if we were to miss a meal, say because we're out or way too busy to stop and eat, we don't skip eating the next meals too. We just get back to our normal meal routine as soon as we're able.
It's the same with our efforts to make healthy meals. There may be a meal that we don't think meets our goals for healthy living, but we don't just quit trying! We get back into our normal routine as soon as we are able. And we accept grace until that time comes.

I've met a lot of mothers. A lot of really, super-productive, energetic mothers. And I have never met one that doesn't sometimes drop the ball. We all do. So we should encourage one another to pick the ball back up, giving grace instead of judgement.

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. II Corinthians 12:9

I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness comes by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. Galatians 2:21

While my purpose in this blog is to share knowledge and tools with moms desiring to create health for their family, grace is an important consideration... a point of both reproof and of comfort. I'll be back in the practical saddle again next time; for now, let us walk (and eat) by grace.


kristilea said...

Your honesty is great! Sometimes I feel like I can't reach perfection like other mothers, so why even try. It' nice to know that not everyone is perfect (even though scripturaly I already know this) and that maybe I can reach a goal of being a disciplined mother who feeds her family healthy meals!

Martha said...

Don't worry, I dropped the ball too when it comes to emotional health. You're not alone in this and I love your honesty :)

Mama Notes said...

Hi, I just found your blog, I'm a health nut too so I like all this great info! :)

Christian Frugal Mama said...

Thanks for sharing a personal area! It's so good for us to remind ourselves and others that we're only humans and it's ok to make mistakes or take breaks.