Friday, December 16, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Connected

Happy Friday.  I am taking part in another Five Minute Friday.  Head on over to The Gypsy Mama to find out what it's all about.


Are you connected with others?  I think most of us are connected, but a good bit of that connecting is with electronics and not people.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the benefit of computers, cell phones and more, I just don't want to lose sight of what is truly important.  Am I connected with people?  You never know when a word fitly spoken will be just the encouragement a person needs.  Am I connected with my children or am I browsing blogs and facebook while they play without any interaction from me.  I do believe it is good for kids to play on their own, sometimes.  I also know it is good for kids to play with their parents, tying those strings of relationship that are so important and so lacking in many families today.  Am I connected with my kids or am I simply shouting orders and giving lessons?  There is a lot of truth to the saying "actions speak louder than words".  What are my actions telling my children?  Am I teaching them the most important things in life by my actions?  How do you teach a child about true joy?  They will put their joy in what you put your joy in.  I have been thinking about little topics like this lately and purposing to be more connected with my kids and making sure I am living the life I want them to live.  "Life is but a vapor" and soon my days with my children will be over.  Will I have spent them wisely, as God would have had me do or will I have wasted them?  I hope in the end I will hear a "Well done".


  1. Thank you for these beautiful thoughts and the wonderful reminder. I need to be conscious of this daily. I want to stay connected.

    God bless you!


Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Eph 4:29