Monday, April 4, 2011


Life has been a bit fuller lately at Mama Henley's house. Thankfully we have had a very "well" winter and spring has welcomed us with her sunny skies and trees full of pollen. We dodged some tornadoes last week and are going forward. The tornadoes were actually literal and not figurative this time! :)

Our sermons at church have been so wonderful. We have been learning about being heaven-minded for those who believe in Christ as their Savior are actually citizens of Heaven rather than citizens of this world. What does that mean? How should my life look different than that of my neighbor? DOES it look any different? Are my personal convictions clear or do I live my life in such a way that no one can see my convictions? How am I training up my children? Am I using the lens of focusing heavenward when I walk with them, talk with them, and teach them?

These are the things that God is teaching me and that I am weighing heavily in my heart. My biggest prayer is that I will know the Lord and thus teach my children about Him and that my life will reflect the many ways He is working in me. Do others see me being sanctified or simply slipping down the slippery slope?

I know this is a bit of a heavy blog post, but as I wrestle with these things, I thought I would share. Perhaps I will lose readers, but that is okay. I will have plenty of lighthearted posts too for life at Mama Henley's house is never dull!


Hines-Sight said...

Nice post!

Donna said...

Such introspective questions...good reflective post!!

Travelbugmom said... the words of Neil Diamond...He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother!! :}

Kim said...

Beautiful post ... we love to hear your heart.

Meredith said...

I read your blog to hear what's on your mind - so keep 'em coming, heavy or not! I'm back in Dallas, but my mom is stil in Tampa. I called to check on her and had her turn on the TV since she was busy working and only knew that it was raining. Glad everyone is okay :)

Grateful for Grace said...

Beautiful thoughts. Randy Alcorn is my favorite author on the subject.

Great thoughts!