Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cobweb Cleaning in Order

Yesterday - we had a little get together for my Mom's 80th birthday.
It was so wonderful to have so many of my loved ones in one room.
I'm so ashamed of ashamed I find myself blogging at 4 a.m.

This verse from the Bible is weighing greatly on my heart this morning.....

Luke 10: 38-42 ~ 38"Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, "which also sat at Jesus feet, and heard his word. 40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone/ bid her therefore that she help me. 41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part which shall not be taken away from her".

I missed a wonderful opportunity today.....I missed the "good part" ~ to just sit and visit with family and friends - to soak in what they were saying

Instead........I was in a "whirlwind" - worrying about on to the next event - food being served......cake time now.......opening presents........

While people were talking to me.......I was thinking about the next item on the agenda........some I just walked away in mid-conversation

Please forgive me......this is a day I will never have back........wasting my time WORRYING.....what a foolish......foolish girl

I hope to make this up to those friends and family I love so dearly.......maybe by a letter or maybe even a one on one lunch........

Eye opener at this event for me - I've got to slow down.....enjoy these moments.

Just a little forewarning friends and family.......a Christmas get together is in the works......


I don't want to be a Martha in a "Mary world" anymore
I need to be still and listen.....

Much love to you all............


  1. becky, what a wonderful post. i'm sure you are being too hard on yourself and i know that people understood. this is good for me, too. :) i tend to get caught up and swept away with busy things at times, so it's a wonderful reminder to me as well. i do want to be a woman with a mary heart.

  2. As an eye witness, I think you are judging yourself too harshly. I'm sure you would have liked to have spent more time with everyone, but even if you were doing nothing else but visiting, you'd have had a hard time visiting "enough" with everyone. You did a great job.

    We ALL need to make a bigger effort to get together at least a few times a year. Life is fragile. Family is important.

  3. Thanks girls - This post was all about me knowing I need to do some "cobweb cleaning" of the heart....I had plenty of help - I just need to relax and soak in these moments that are way to rare. Love you girls!