Saturday, November 12, 2005

My Full Page Life

I got this article in my email today. I thought it was good and I know you don't have to be a mom to feel this way. :)

God In The Margins

Certain people groups feel "marginalized," in our society. Do you ever put God in the Margins?

"I remember writing papers in high school," writes author Keri Wyatt Kent in her new book Breathe. "I love to write, but if I wasn't very enthused about an assigned topic, I would try to fill the requisite number of pages by double-spacing and leaving very generous margins. Of course, this allowed my teachers plenty of white space along the edges to write 'you didn't fully develop this point!' in red ink."

"Remember airmail letters? In the days before e-mail, you would send a letter overseas via airmail. You could buy special stationery for it at the post office. It was a one-page, tissue-thin blue paper that folded into an envelope. In order to get as much information as possible onto one page (and avoid extra postage charges), you would write small and fill every available space on the stationery.

"Sometimes my life gets so full - even with good things like family, work, and church activities - that the margins become exceedingly narrow. God gets the tiny leftover spaces, or he gets gently shoved off the page entirely. A hurried life is not just stressful, it pushes God out from the center of my life and puts him in the margins, which are airmail thin.

"Think of your life as a page, Mom. Is every inch covered? What would you have to do to increase the margin in your life allowing God to take the center?

~ from MOMSense Radio

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