Monday, February 20, 2012


Do you ever get tired of the same old same old? The mundane? The ordinary? If we're honest, we all answer with a resounding yes! For me, it can be the pile of dishes, the laundry, the changing diapers, that can get to feeling a little... well, ordinary.

Even if we are beginning to learn how to flourish in the ordinary and to live lives of purpose, we can still relate to feeling unfulfilled by our ordinary lives at one time or another. At times life can feel like there aren't many "special" days. Sure, you might have your favorite holiday that gets you excitedly waiting with anticipation. You even might have that annual family Summer vacation that you always look forward to. Maybe, like me, you're waiting until you save enough money to renovate your kitchen. Or, for a lot of us it's Fridays.... always wanting the weekend to get here!

How do we celebrate the ordinary, every day?
How do we grasp onto "the full life" and enjoy each moment?

The elusive present moment.

We can't keep on living for some "thing" to change in our lives.

If we continue to wish away our ordinary days, we will wake up one morning and realize that our life has passed us by. We will discover that we have lived a life of "the grass is greener on the other side of the fence".

What are you waiting for?

Dear God, Transform this ordinary day into an extra-ordinary day! Not, because some "thing" has changed, but because YOU have changed me!

John 10:10b I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. NIV

Ecclesiastes 5:18
This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. NIV

1 Corinthians 10:31
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. NIV

Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. NKJV


  1. Yes! I am praying this prayer with you today. An extraordinary Monday?...I think so! :)

  2. I love it how God doesn't care which day it is... He can work, even in a Monday! Thanks Shelly!

  3. Hi Amy,

    "Not because some thing has changed but because You have changed me" -- amen! :)

    Jennifer Dougan

    1. and Hallelujah sister! I've asked so many times for God to change a circumstance in my life... but now I'm asking Him to change ME! Thanks for getting on and sharing back Jennifer! Be blessed sister!

  4. I'm preaching to the choir! :) Thanks Rachel!

  5. Love this so much, I clipped it to Evernote. Now if I can just clip it to my brain. ;-) Thanks, Amy.