Sometimes I envy my mom and those of her generation.
They didn’t have circles.
Before I was old enough for school, I recall my mom’s days consisting of getting my brother out the door so he could walk a 1/2 mile down to Delta Center Elementary. Then, she spent her days cooking, cleaning, writing bills, working in her perennial flower garden.
As for media, she might listen to the local talk radio show or watch the local news at noon.
As for friends, she would have coffee with a neighbor or occasionally talk with her sister who lived a few states away, but not very often. Long distance phone calls back then were rare and expensive.
She just didn’t have a lot of circles.
Thus, she had more time for family.
And for God.
I, on the other hand, have circles.
Lots of them.
I’ll bet you do too.
Extended family circles.
Circles created by my kids’ schooling.
Circles created by my kids’ sports.
A Facebook circle…..
…..which unearths other circles:
high school friends;
I have my website circle. (that’s YOU!)
My Proverbs 31 Ministries circle.
A Hearts at Home circle.
The circle of clients I have at Next Step Speaker Services.
My neighborhood circle.
And on and on it spins…..
Keeping up with all of these circles is beginning to make my head spin……
In circles, of course.
So, I want to know from you about your circles.
How do you prioritize them?
How do you decide if you will even try to keep up with them?
How do you be a part of one, without letting it consume you and without offending the others who place more emphasis on a circle than you do.
And, most importantly, where does God fit into all of this circle spinning?
I have a few thoughts and ideas to share on Monday, but first, I want to hear from you.