Sunday, June 9, 2013

Lately

My last post was just over a month ago. Time flies. I had no idea it’d been that long. Week after week I’ve longed to get to this place. I’ve thought about you a great deal and wanted to share with you some of the exciting things going on in my world. But life… It happens.

Lately, my place of employment has been the source of an extreme amount of stress, eating away chunks of my personal time. The staff has decreased while the workload has increased, and it’s taking its toll. I’m quite thankful for my employment. I’m thankful that this go around it’s a position involving words on a daily basis and not numbers, which was mostly my track record up until recent years. However, it doesn’t change the fact that my hours are getting longer, more grueling, and I’m getting more and more exhausted.

This place here is one of my favorite outlets. Writing is one of my favorite outlets. Reading the bible is one of my favorite outlets. Some nights I’m so tightly wound until I pull up a book in my bible app and let it read to me as I drift off to sleep.

So enough of my rambling. The moral of the story: Sometimes life is challenging. Sometimes there are monsters of struggle that try to bulldoze their way right into the middle of all of the beautiful wonderful things going on in your life. To get through it you certainly have to know how to concentrate as hard as you can on the good stuff, even though the challenging is steadily clawing for your attention. I’m thankful for the things and people that help me through seasons such as these – my husband, my family and friends, God’s perfect word. Sometimes, when I feel like I’m teeter tottering on the edge of my tight rope I just clutch my bible to my chest, take a deep breath, and then exhale. Sometimes, that’s truly all it takes to press forward through the muck another day. After all stressful times, they come and go. Seasons do eventually change. Summer is on the way. Are you ready?

I just wanted to say hello and let you know what’s been going on in my world. What’s going on in yours?
What do you do to press through the challenging seasons of life?