Sunday, February 28, 2010

Quiet Time- A Personal Request and The B Word

I wrote the rest of this post before today but I wanted to start with a personal request. My Dad is from Chile and my entire family on my Dad's side all live there. As of this morning almost everyone has been accounted for and while there is quite a bit of damage to their personal possessions it is such a relief to know everyone is safe. But if you don't mind please say a prayer for them and the rest of the people of Chile. We are still waiting to speak to the rest of the family, hear the condition of our house down there and the details of the damage for everyone else. I am not on my computer but I did find this picture of my parents and Patrick and I at one of our favorite restaurants in Chile...
All prayers would be greatly appreciated! Now on to today's original post.....
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Being an Interior Decorator usually the "B" word is Budget (just kidding...kind of), but lately it has been Balance or lack of it. My New Years resolution was to find balance and while I think I am getting better I still have a long way to go. This week I came across this verse on Darby's blog and it brought me right back where I needed to be....

Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10

34 comments:

Caroline said...

Perfect image to illustrate! I need more balance in my life too. This verse is so important...it reminds me too, that I can't please everyone!

Molly Jean said...

Hi Marianne! So good to hear that your loved ones are OK. Definitely thinking about everyone in Chile today! Best!

Cashon&Co said...

I am glad everyone in your family is safe. That had to of been so scary.

Katie Lynn said...

A beautiful post, Marianne (and what a gorgeous family you have)! My prayers go out to you and yours as you deal with the aftermath of the earthquake.

paula said...

Marianne i will definitely be praying. I too am trying not to be sucked back in. I have to remember this is my year to simplify. It's hard sometimes.

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

Prayers being sent...glad to know everyone is safe and accounted for so far. I can't imagine how hard that news is when you are half a world away.

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

Thinking of your family, so glad to know that everyone is safe, that is what is important!

lizziefitz said...

Big prayers! What a beautiful family!

bluehydrangea said...

Marianne, I will definitely say a prayer for your family!! Please let us know when you get an update!!

Sweet Nothings said...

your family is in my prayers!

Corinna White Charlton said...

A wonderful Sunday post! I spent last June in Chile, and I pray for the people there and the fear they must have. But I also know Chile is, if nothing else, a very capable country and will overcome this (better than Haiti!!) Its funny that balance comes when we let go of how important we think we are in life, or how important we think we are to other people, and remember that our only importance in this world is to do God's purpose. happy sunday :)

Stephanie Sabbe said...

I am glad everyone is safe! We'll keep your family in our prayers. Thank you for the card and for prayer for us:)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Marianne,
I loved the photo with your family and I will all to happy to send a prayer that way...my husband is in Afghanistan(civilian) and every time there is another bombing, I am praying that no one we know has been claimed but also for all the people of that country.

Balance...something many, including myself strive for each and everyday. You are not alone.

Donna said...

Will be praying for you and your family as well as all the people of Chile...have a restful Sunday!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Marianne, I am glad to hear most of your family is accounted for. I'll add them to my nightly prayers. Beautiful photos and love this verse. I need help with balance in a big way!

Developing Designs said...

Prayers for all. xo

sara said...

Keeping your family and the citizens of Chile in my prayers...

urbansardines said...

My boyfriend's family is from Chile as well... my prayers go out to you and yours.

Katie said...

Thoughts and prayers to yours in Chile as well as all those affected.
LOVE that verse! We have got to remember for Whom we are living.

Bonnie said...

I have been asking God to comfort and help the people of Chile. Now, I have your family to specifically remember.

Your Sunday inspirational blogs have been inspiring. One of these days I'm going to be in Birmingham and look you up. I would like to meet you. You have a sweet spirit.

Lara Harris said...

Will definitely keep your family in my prayers!

I had also wanted to stop by & tell you I have 2 more issues of Flea Market Style that I am giving away on my blog:

http://avintagetouch.blogspot.com/2010/02/another-flea-market-style-magazine.html

Lara :)

bevysblog said...

Love your Sunday blogs... I haven't remembered that verse, but I will now. Thanks, sweet friend.

It is almost 9:00... when I get in bed, I will lift your family in Chile in prayer for safety and comfort.

Emily said...

I hope you hear from your family soon and I'll keep you all in my thoughts.

Rachel said...

Of course your family in Chile will be in our prayers!

Ms. Bright said...

Thank goodness everyone is safe! Consider the prayers said!

Tiffanie said...

sending prayers up and good thoughts out...

Emily A. Clark said...

First of all, I didn't know you had family in Chile and I'm so glad to hear they are all okay!!!

Secondly, thanks so much for this verse. I think it was posted for me directly :) It's so easy to become obsessed with my "projects", blogging,etc., that I sometimes lose sight that God has a special plan for my life and I need to put more of my daily focus on Him.

Thanks, Marianne!

JMW said...

Prayers to your family - I hope they and other residents of Chile make it through this difficult time. Such a perfect sentiment about balance and where our focus should be - well said!

LindsB said...

I was not online all weekend and I just came on here to see this- I am so happy that everyone is accounted for down there and I will keep your family in my thoughts as they continue to recover from such a horrible event.

Design Esquire said...

I'm glad that everyone in your family is accounted for, and I will keep them and the country in my thoughts and prayers.

PS~Erin said...

So thankful that your family is safe. Will definitely say prayers. And I hear you on the B word. Working on it over here.

nestegg said...

I'm so behind on reading blogs- just saw this... I'll be praying for you and your family!
Sorry I missed you in Nashville.
Soon we'll get coffee and chat about life.
xoRH

Jesse said...

Praying for your family. Hope every one is doing well.

C @ Project Pretty said...

Obviously, I'm catching up again. But, your family is definitely in my prayers. And thank you for sharing the second piece.. you are so good for me. I needed that reminder. Thanks, girl.