Free SONG from Brett Younker
An abstract life

I got the message

Hi, I'm Cynthia...I'm a workaholic. I made a commitment to God, myself, and my family that in 2009, I am going to work less. I have been very convicted about it the last few months.  I LOVE to work...I love my job...I have been working since I was 14.   I admit, being a mother and a part-time staff member is difficult to manage. I want to be with my kids and I want to work - it's tough. I am very fulfilled by contributing to an organization in some way - part-time or full-time - I really like being a part of team. I love spending time with my kids and being mom.  It brings me the greatest joy in life...Yeah, I'm a mess. Anyway, Monday is the day I have set aside to not work. I allow myself to respond to e-mail (thanks to my wonderful new iphone!), but I cannot generate an e-mail to anyone about anything work related on Mondays...and I did it this week. Boy, it was hard.  I had so many ideas and things about worship arts that I wanted to get started and I didn't do it. I had a great day with the kids - playing outside, reading books - it was awesome! Tuesdays are my long days and yesterday was one of those days. I was a little irritated that I didn't have enough time to do all I wanted, but I let it go. Wednesdays, I have morning stuff, pick the kids up from school and then work from home. Do you know what happened today?  Both of my kids fell asleep in the car on the way home from school so I transferred them to their beds...Sean is STILL sleeping 3 hours later!  Sydney woke up about an hour later and then a friend called and picked her up for a play date!  I got back every minute I would have worked on Monday and MORE because I have had 3 hours of no interruptions! I got the message, God, LOUD AND CLEAR!