Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Flashy Neon Light: Mommy Porn


I'm betting you, Mom, don't feel satisfied in every area of your life every single day.  And I'm betting that you, like me, try to do something to change this, even if it's just a momentary lift.

It happens.  We feel lonely, we go get some chocolate or wine and settle into a good book.  We feel restless, we begin to think about exotic vacations.  We feel out of control in our household environment, we leave for a run or a night out with friends.  Anything to escape these negative, and at times, overwhelming feelings.  We're made to crave light.  We don't like dreariness.

I'm glad I have outlets and I think God gives us fantastic writers, good chocolate, and amazing friends to help us deal with the pressures of this life.  But we have to evaluate what we're running to, lest we find ourselves seeking joy and pleasure in these outlets instead of our relationship with Jesus.  See we crave light, but we often substitute the true light of Jesus for flashy neon ones.  The world twinkles, doesn't it?  And we are often drawn in by its lure like a moth to a flame.

Keep reading with me?  Join in the conversation over here at The Whatever Girls.