As I mentioned on Tuesday, I recently realized that I have been walking in pride, thinking that I could accomplish everything on my own – that I had to accomplish everything on my own. David pointed out to me about a month ago that I have a very deep belief that I could actually get it all done if I just tweaked my schedule enough. For perspective, everything in a nutshell is: bless my family, inspire my children in their education, keep a beautiful, clean, hospitable home, cook economical gourmet healthy meals, be everything my husband needs in marriage and business, set an inspiring example to younger women, have words of wisdom on my tongue for everyone I talk to, regularly connect with family and friends so that they feel the love we have for them, run a successful blog that blesses other families while also bringing in money for our family, stay physically fit and healthy, read good books and have interesting conversations, and, of course, all while maintaining a deep, passionate relationship with the Lord. Just writing all of that down, I can see why I am always working and never arriving! These are all things that I deeply desire, and some are from the Lord, some are from my background, some are from society overall, and some are from observing others I admire. I don’t think the ideals are wrong (otherwise, they wouldn’t be my ideals), but my pursuit of them has been out of order.