Joy Battista

"Joy Battista" stands for the Joy of John the Baptist at the presence of Christ.

"And how have I deserved that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, the moment that the sound of thy greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leapt for joy." Luke 1:43-44

This blog is dedicated to all who seek the Joy of Christ's presence in their own lives.
This blog is also dedicated to the unborn, for John the Baptist was an unborn when he leapt for joy at the presence of Jesus who was also unborn at the time.


Monday, January 3, 2011

Early Morning Resolution!

I’m usually sleeping at this hour. It is 5:40am and I have only had a couple hours of sleep. I had one of those nights….lots on my mind!! So at 5:00am, not feeling sorry for myself because I know my dad has been up since about 2:00am or so, on his USA Today paper route, I decided not to let myself go back to sleep. I had my alarm set for 5:55am to get up and take Cole to serve mass at 6:30am. It is one of his weeks to serve masses every morning. So I rolled out of bed about 15 minutes ago and made a pot of coffee.

If you have been a regular on my blog you probably know by now that I can’t seem to blog about anything unless I mention God’s workings in my life and the life of others. Excuse me if I ramble here due to sleep deprivation, but I really do think, again, that God always knows what he is doing and I really try hard to pay attention to why things happen the way they do because He has something to do with it.

So allow me, again, to tell you what I think God has been up to for me….it’s 5:45am, it’s January 3rd, and all my adult life I have thought about how much more productive I probably would be if I would just get up earlier in the morning. My usual time is 6:45-7:00am on school days. Blush…7:45-8:00am holidays and summers. I can’t believe I just admitted that. I must tell you though that I don’t think I have slept through the night for the last 16 years, since children….Michaela turns 16 January 17th…and sleeping later in the morning has been a necessity. But…I’m going to buckle down and serve God and others…and not myself. I have got to use my willpower and mortify my own wants and needs and set the alarm and pop right up at its first buzz.

So maybe God is helping me with a New Year resolution to get into a good early morning routine. We’ll see…. I hope I can stick to this. I really need to exercise regularly and the mornings make the most sense in getting that accomplished. So I am publicly stating here and now that I will strive to get up at 6:00am to either attend mass and exercise or exercise, get the kids off to school then attend mass. This is one of my new years resolutions. These things, I hope, will be a bright beginning to each day.

Well, here it is 6:00am and Cole is up, dressed and ready to go. He literally popped right out of bed! What a great example to me.

Please share your new years resolutions……I really am interested!!!

1 comment:

Jackie Varicak said...

The following is a great comment with some New Years Resolutions that were e-mailed to me:
I think we share many of the same goals. My goal for 2011 is to utilize time better...time for God (really want to establish a conversation with him daily that is comfortable and natural), time for Brad (marriage can be a challenge at times with four kids in giving of yourself completely to your spouse), time for my children (they are growing up right before my eyes, and I am sad that I am missing important moments), time for my work (keep pushing through with all the goals I have for myself and my home throughout the year), and time for me (reading, scrapbooking, spending time in bible studies). As far as jumping out of bed, I like to do the Serviam. It has really become a habit like brushing my teeth before bedtime. Some mornings, I get up right away with a smile and an "I will serve!" Some days, those words are the only thing that pull me out of my warm cozy bed. Anyway, in a nutshell, I just want to respect and appreciate the gift of my precious time each day.

God Bless!