January 13, 2009

Longing For Something To Happen

Have you ever had that feeling like you are just dying for some sort of change in your life? That’s where I’m at right now. I feel like I’m on the cusp of…something. I don’t know what. I’m dying for something good to happen in my life. I long for a change—a positive one. I’m longing for something to happen.

I’ve been praying for God to use me…for whatever His purpose may be. I’m also praying for God to help me to be available and willing to do that thing. Sometimes what He wants us to do, and what we think we want to do are two very different things.

Often He calls us to do things that are either out of our comfort zone or things that we really do not want to do. If He asks me to do such a thing, I want to be willing to say, “Yes, Lord,” anyway. More than that, I want to be able to fulfill His calling with a smile on my face and joy in my heart.

January 08, 2009

What's Your Word?

Your Word is "Peace"
You see life as precious, and you wish everyone was safe, happy, and taken care of.
Social justice, human rights, and peace for all nations are all important to you.

While you can't stop war, you try to be as calm and compassionate as possible in your everyday life.
You promote harmony and cooperation. You're always willing to meet someone a little more than halfway.

January 07, 2009

Getting back into routines

School started back Monday. Although the first day in her new school didn't go so well for Emily, yesterday and today were much better. (Actually, school went fine--they put her on the wrong bus Monday afternoon.)

Now that she's back in school, I am adjusting to having Elijah at home with me all the time again. He was in Pre-K in Louisiana. They don't have that here in Mississippi. So for now he's back at home with me.

I love routines. They give me a sense of stability. Daily routines, no matter how big or small, help me stay focused. So getting back into the swing of things this week included:

  • Starting on my class work again
  • Learning to adjust to Elijah being at home
  • Emily going back to school
  • etc.

The "etc." includes things I don't really want to discuss publicly yet. I've gone through quite a bit of changes in the last month and still many more to go through in the coming months.

Hooray for routines! :)

January 01, 2009

Goodbye 2008, Hello 2009

I'm ringing in the new year in a new home. The first few days were hectic and very emotional, but we are beginning to settle in and I think things are going to be just fine.

I have been so busy with the move that I've had very little time to reflect on 2008. Today was sort of a lazy, quiet day, though, and I've had plenty of thinking time on my hands. 2008 was very much a year of inner personal transformation for me. I have a feeling that some people might begin to think of me as turning into a very-not-nice person in the coming months. Truth is, I'm learning how to say no and stand up for me. It is what it is. :)

I'm looking forward to this year. There will be a lot of changes happening in my life in the coming 3-4 months. I'm actually looking forward to meeting them with a strong back and firm stance. And that's all I have to say about that for now. :)

Hello 2009...may this be a happy, healthy, productive, and prosperous year for us all!