Trying to shine on very little sleep

So I didn't post yesterday. I'm already a slacker. Ruby slept more that night, however, and I was greatly encouraged only to find last night that her time has just shifted to 3 to 7am. Any suggestions? I'm going to try to keep her up longer between naps today so maybe she'll be to tired to be up for 4 hours in the middle of the morning.

I tried to take some pictures yesterday also but am not really excited about any that I took. Mainly I miss using my old SLR. Nothing is the same but film is so expensive and I'm out of practice. *sigh* I did enjoy trying to look at my every day tasks differently so I'll continue to do that.

I'm going to make a poster of sorts to hang on my wall today to remind myself not to complain. Complaining is so easy but it doesn't draw me closer to God. In fact, even with what I would consider the smallest complaint I separate myself from God and impact others negatively. Maybe not complaining will get people asking what's different. Have you ever noticed that women especially love to complain? You can compliment a woman and she may give you a funny look but almost always you complain about something like the bathroom being dirty, the weather being gross or the line being long and she'll agree, chat you up about it or at least smile and nod. Weird. So I'm going to try to be weird and not complain. Would you like to embark or this journey with me? Accountability is always helpful.
Here's the verse I thought of and am going to frame. I wanted to put verses 1 through 16 but that's a lot and then no one would actually read it. If you're interested you can read them here.

"14 Do all things without grumbling or questioning, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world..." -Philippians 2:14-15


Carissa August 09, 2008  

Great post Ginger. This is so true. I find myself complaining so much more that I should. I don't even know why I am complaining sometimes. It's almost like a pasttime...weird. Anyways, thanks for the encouragement. I will embark on this journey with you!

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