Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Lent Lately

Life lately has been wonderful and trying. We've had some personal things going on behind the scenes; stories that aren't mine to share, ones best kept close to the heart, and others that are not quite ready to be put to paper, but maybe soon. In the midst of all this, I am doing my best to put my faith and family first. This space has been seeing an increasing amount of dust and last night I came to terms with that. This blog has always been an outlet and when I stop treating it as such it becomes a to do rather than a treat and in some seasons it is gosh darn hard to even squeeze in a minute to take care of yourself.

So what am I saying? Am I turning this site off? No, not yet. I don't think I'm ready for that, but at least for this Lent I am taking the pressure off myself and if something flows and gets posted, great!, but if all I can do is share tiny updates and keep my link-ups afloat, great!

This season is about refocusing our lives on clinging to what really matters and in the grand scheme of things, HE is what matters. So this Lent I am feeling called to filter the distractions and do a little more with my faith. Each week I physically want to be at a church event other than Sunday. I know I can pray more at home, but my environment is very important to me and being in an actual church helps me focus. I also want to do some more faith filled reading, but I'll be honest, I'm still trying to figure out when that will actually happen. I have always been more of a night owl, in that I can stay up late without a struggle, but have always loved the quiet of the mornings, except that I have the hardest time getting out of bed even when I go to sleep early...so that permanently exhausted pigeon is definitely where I fit! When I look at my days it seems like the only way I can do some of my goals is if I wake up at 5 am (which feels like a sucker punch in my gut), so I'm going to pray about it and see what the Lord has to offer me: I need energy, Lord and to wake up feeling like I slept, please!

Sorry for the ramble today, but wasn't that what blogging was originally a big ramble of thoughts? Sometimes I miss those days and then I realize I am fully capable of making "those days" today. Thanks for sticking with me!

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