For those that are newer to the blog we moved away from the city about two months ago.
Away from stores, beautiful things, great restaurants... pretty much civilization:)
We had lived in the smack dab center of our old town.
Now, we live in the smack dab center of the country.
And the town that we live near is tiny.
Itty bitty tiny.
In our old town the kids and I were going and going constantly.
Driving to Target, grabbing food from Chicfilla or Target, heading to the mall, etc.
In our new town we stay home:)
Or else we go on walks around the lake.
Or swim in the lake.
My eyes have definitely been opened to how much the STUFF was consuming my life.
Now I'm not saying that Target and Chicfilla are bad.
They are actually quite awesome in my book:)
But the stuff and things had begun to take hold of my life.
I found it very easy to be comparing myself to others.
"I would love a bigger house..."
"I need a better Tahoe..."
"I wish I could have designer jeans..."
"I want my kids to have the prettiest clothes..."
"Birthday parties? I need to go above and beyond to be like everyone else..."
"I want to go out to eat at nice restaurants..."
I want...I need...
The sad thing was I didn't see or realize how my heart had changed for the worst.
Not until we moved away from it all.
My eyes have definitely been opened.
Envy and discontentment had definitely been creeping it's way into my heart and I didn't even realize it.
The Lord is good though.
He had a move away from the "stuff" planned for our family.
We now live in the woods.
Away from the stuff.
And I love it:)
Instead of seeing the city skyline at night we stare up at a sky full of twinkling stars.
Instead of looking at beautifully dressed people around me I find myself admiring the wild flowers.
This earth is not my home.
The "stuff" of this world is nothing compared to my treasure in heaven.
My treasure is Christ.
He is my greatest treasure.
If you are unsure about what I'm talking about or would like to know more about who my King is I would love for you to e-mail me.
He is real.
He is good.
And He cares for you.