June 25, 2010

Getting Real

My motivation to write has been sorely lacking. Hence, the unplanned 2-week break from blogging. But I wanted to come back to the topic of throwing aside.

I've just finished reading Real Food. It was eye-opening, to say the least. Thinking about real (all natural, non-processed) food and incorporating it into our life has created a hunger for everything in my life to be real, genuine. 

Are my relationships (in person and online) genuine?

How many substitutes am I allowing in my life? 

These questions dig deep. Beyond the internet. Beyond other media choices.  They delve into my soul.

Am I the same woman in the choir loft, in the Sunday School room, and in this space as everywhere else?

Am I genuine? 

I begin to study Becoming a Woman of Excellence.  I am challenged by the first memory verse.

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
- Philippians 1:9-11 (ESV)

Approving what is excellent. Scoffing at imitations. Refusing to compromise or settle.

Surely goals of worth.

I grit my teeth against the pain, toss off the hindrances, and keep running.