from the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.  the good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him.  matthew 12:34

i'm feeling out of good things to say lately (poor ali had to hear an earful of it on the phone yesterday) and this was my first word to read this morning.  how timely of you, God.

i just wanted to send all you mamas a hug and say, i'm there with you.  i'm empty most days and i'm out of goodness when that third cup of water is already spilt on the ground at breakfast.  i'm bone dry by the time one of them whines at target about a little fancy doll i will not be purchasing for them.

its time for me to fill 'er up. there is so much goodness to be had and love to share and all i have to do is go to the source for a refill so that i have my own abundance to pour out.

kevin and i were lucky enough to get to go run errands and have dinner by ourselves yesterday.  i thought up a bunch of fun ideas of activities for us to do, but in the end all we really need is each other and quiet moments to be together.  i am acutely aware of how nice it is to have so much fun with my husband when doing something as boring as couch price shopping.

at dinner we talked about goals for our summer.  i talked some about wanting to work on strength at the gym.  i said something about schedules.  i didn't mention storing up good.  i'm glad to have been reminded this morning where my real strength comes from.


Anonymous said...

As my Bible study teacher put it, "if you squeeze a tube of tooth paste, you expect toothpaste. What you put in is what you get out". Recognizing the need for storing up good is huge, and not everyone sees it. I am proud of you. Love, Mom

W said...

Great verse and I like what you took away from it. Storing up good, such an important reminder for us mothers and followers of Christ in general.

Ali Foley Shenk said...

Was a pleasure to talk with you, anytime. :)

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