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A Life Worth Living July 21, 2009

Filed under: Katlynn's Thoughts — katlynn @ 11:57 pm

I hate to say it, but some time the world’s priorities creep up on me. Though I profess to put God first, Matt second, family third and career some where later, if you counted up the hours I spend every day my career would be the clear winner.

This isn’t completely bad. After all, the job that I do benefits God because I give Him an offering every week and Matt because the money I make goes towards savings for our future. But the truth is, my job has truly consumed my life.

I think about it, I worry about it and now I can’t get away from it. I think about what others would think if I moved to a different, less exciting job. What would people think if I take a job that I could get with no college degree??? Oh boy.

The truth is, what I really want more than anything in the world is time with God and time with Matt. I know that any job will have me working late from time to time or working weekends. But I want to cook my husband supper, I want to go for a walk with him without making sure I take my cell phone in case work calls. I want to go to a Friday night movie without putting my phone in a cup holder and glancing at it from time to time to make sure my boss hasn’t called. I want to teach a Wednesday night Bible class without leaving my phone out or worrying all day that I won’t get off of work in time.

Though I know I will see some raised eyes, and even more likely there will be some talk that I will never here. I need to have a job that is best for my family. . . . I hope that everyone can understand that. But even more, I hope that I can make myself OK with that.

So, I am off. For now I am still working as a reporter (In fact I am sitting in council chambers waiting between a public hearing and the meeting right now.) But maybe someday I will find a job that I can be proud of, I can work hard at and that allows me to put my priorities where they belong. Though the world may not understand, I know that I was made for Matt. I am his helper. I am his.

So here’s to getting my priorities in order.

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Happy Fourth of July July 4, 2009

Filed under: Our Life — katlynn @ 6:29 pm

The blessings of being an American are almost uncountable. There are so many people who have given us this blessings. So many families have had to sacrifice the lives of their loved ones. We are blessed that over 200 years ago men fought for an ideal, they sacrificed their personal happiness, their comfort and their lives so that today I can sit on the couch, watch TV and thank them for a country free of oppression.

I will not get into how our basic rights are being threatened, or how daily the money I earned is essentially being stolen from me and given to others. But let’s just say that our rights that many men have died for are being taken away. It’s time to get back to our founding father’s dreams. A country where those who work the hardest, receive the most.

Thanks to those who have given of their lives. Happy Fourth of July to everyone!

Buy most of all, thank God for America!

We are in Louisiana today visiting Matt’s parents. We are having a nice and relaxing time. But I can’t wait to go watch the FIREWORKS. What is the Fourth of July without fire works?