October, November, December (minus a few that didn't get pictures, and I can't remember what they were anyway).
As previously alluded to, I fell off the book reading bandwagon in November.
And in a really bad way.
I was recently encouraged to be more transparent **okay, so it was in a sermon to the whole church, but I think we all know what I mean when I say that I'm CERTAIN our Pastor was talking to ME** so without further adieu, I'll confess that I became extremely overwhelmed, overworked, and overtired in November.
Part of this has to do with my husband being gone for an entire month... but in all honesty, I can't blame my failure to his absence. I think the larger part of my exhaustion was my own laziness.
How does laziness fit in with being overworked?
Well, I was lazy in the things that really mattered.
I got slack with keeping a household schedule, disciplining my children and reading my Bible. Instead of doing the "one thing needful" I busied myself with other activities. And I was so busy too! In hind sight, it is easy to see why I became so overwhelmed and tired though: I did everything on my own strength.
I did keep reading a little here and there, and I did do my devotions on occasion, but not with regularity or purpose. It's quite humiliating that among all the other books that I did read this year, I failed to complete my Bible reading plan in 2010, after staying on track for 10 1/2 months and having a newborn in the house. Yes. It's that sad.
I still groan at my laziness, at how the Devil triumphed in convincing me I didn't have time, at the excuses I made up, but never really believed.
But as I mentioned the other day... in Christ, we always have the opportunity to start afresh and anew. I'm so thankful that getting back on track is only a prayer away.