Saturday, June 25, 2011

Enuf is Enuf!

Start.  Stop.  Start again.  Stop again.  Scratch that one.  Start over. 

I simply must write about the inequality of gods...  No, better still, this would be a great place to interject a bit of humor about my recent days with teenagers...  Nahhhhh, better I post something about the onset of summer...  Perhaps sharing my challenges with focus would be more apt?  And so it goes ...

In fits-and-starts I've had great difficulty penning a post today.  It's not that I need to, or even that I feel compelled to do so.  It's just that there's so many competing ruminations within that are clamoring to make their way to the surface and onto these pages.

I relish ruminations, but I take great offense when they seek to impose their will.  So today I've opted to ignore them.  I've sent several to sit in a corner until they're done having tantrums.  Others I've politely asked to be silent until I have time to consider their insistence.  Still others have been given the boot altogether.  I can hear them squealing all the way home :)

Ahhh.  Sweet peace again.

We demolish arguments and every pretension 
that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, 
and we take captive every thought 
to make it obedient to Christ. 
2 Corinthians 10:5


Nancy said...

Wonderful post and you certainly made your point well.........

Have a great weekend...

Yolanda said...

Totally understand. Have a blessed Saturday.

Sonja said...

oh those ruminations! Sending them to the corner... such a picture, and sqealing all the way home... I think I'm having some of those ruminations too!! :)


Debbie said...

Oh do I ever get what you are talking about here, haha...You've put it soo well. I have been praying quite literally this week for the Lord to guard my mind and thoughts and bring into captavity those that are NOT from Him...Hope you are having a good week-end~ HUGS

Debbie said...

I get it! Sometimes there's lots to discuss and not sure if I should discuss it. But you're always so smart and informed Kathleen. Sorry I've been a bit remiss in visiting lately. I've missed reading your blog. Thanks for the prayers for my mother-in-law.


KelliGirl said...

I hear you sister! At least you've started and stopped and started again. I can't seem to get to the starting part.

I know the pen will flow freely in due time.


Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

nothing quite as amazing as sweet peace is there?

Just a little something from Judy said...

I think I understand the ruminations that you talked about, but I am just not as wise and gifted as you. I call it ideas, thoughts, and sometimes distractions that face me daily, as I attempt to blog. I never thought to send to the corner, or squealing the whole way home. I love my visits here. At times I come away baffled, and at times I come away challenged, but I always come away thankful for you and your gifted mind.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Great post...I am going to go kick some of my out and let others start to take root.

Always a fun and thought provoking post

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I think we all need lessons in how to send out inner tantrums to the corner for a time out!


Loren said...

Ha! Well said my friend! :)

Love and Hugs!

Peggy said...

At least you're having ruminations. After a week with my six year old granddaughter staying with us II can come up with nary a thought.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Sometimes the best we can do is the least we can do.

Simmer. Just simmer.

Simmering with you, sister Sassy.


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathleen -

Even your explanations of why you don't have a post give us food for thought! I love the line about sending some of them to the corner - so visual.

Susan :)