More Important Things in Life?


As we roll into the weekend and I am getting ready to plant my little corner garden, I’m reading this article and thinking, man, there really are more important things in life!!!

As my family members and friends struggling with cancer and life threatening diseases, they are dealing with un-faithful spouses and the consequences of that sin on their family, struggling with mental ‘illnesses’ and financial problems.

With a new diagnosis of thyroid cancer on the horizon, [another family member], my thoughts go all selfish, and I think about now, my chances of cancer are rising, rising to a screamingly high level. And what does this hold for my future and my family?

Last week I read the new Knit1 magazine and they show articles of recycling things to knit and make.

So I got this manic idea to knit, from video cassette tape and orange fabric, a mail box cover. Most knitters have seen the knitted tree ‘socks’ and such out on the streets of major cities. So I’m working on this and get the news of my aunts’ prognosis of her breast cancer and my other aunt possibly having thyroid cancer. These are both my mothers’ sisters.

I look at all this stuff lying around my ‘craft’ room and just tear up. I’m appalled at myself.

What am I doing? Life has to be about more.

Not just doing something for the sake of doing something, for arts sake. But for eternal meaning.

Everything I do should be for …something…..something eternal….something with meaning…something for others…something to help others.

I put everything away in a box, for now.

So, now what do I do?

Sunday, my son and I are going to orientation at the Humane Society, for him this time. He is very excited about volunteering there, altho he probably wouldn’t admit it to just anyone.

We will miss another day of church, what more eternal? What’s more helping others?

My mind is sort of stuck on, what do I do?

With my chief end in mind*, how now do I live?

* Q1: What is the chief end of man?

A1: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.

Blessings on your weekend, strive to love the Lord and Glorify Him!

3 responses »

  1. Man, Kris, I hate to see you going through all of this. It sucks. It really sucks.

    I tend to think there are scripture verses that strike a nerve with certain personality types: “Make the most of every opportunity because the days are evil”, “Whatever you do, whether in word or in deed, do all in the name of Christ Jesus, giving thanks to the Father through Him”

    Those prone to obsessiveness (like me and Tranny) end up living our lives at 200 mph rather because everything must have an eternal purpose.

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