A Page From My Journal

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thank you for your comments and responses to Thoughts on Journaling. I hope you won't be disappointed that my journal entries aren't dramatic or scandalous. Some are so boring I've thought, I can't share that! Snoooooze. Journaling can be a way for me to process my emotions, but mostly it's a way for me to process my thoughts. It's a nerd outlet for me - breaking down whatever scripture I'm studying or analyzing life's events. 

So, disclaimer out of the way, here's a page from my journal:
October 29, 2012 
Just had my first quiet, concentrated prayer in a long time. It helped tremendously that I got up early and am sitting here by myself. I just need to get in a better habit of going to bed early and getting up early - like I used to. 
My 31 Days project is almost over and I'm glad. If anything, it has taught me that I do not like writing or blogging every day. It is too much. This month has also challeneged me, thought, to focus on my blog and better define its direction. I needt o come up with a mission statement, a goal, and steps on how to get tehre. I do not want to lose my Bible focus - that is for sure. I am grateful that this chaotic time has at least shown me that.

Nearly one year later, finidng that quiet time is still a struggle. As I write this, it's Sunday morning. I'm drinking my first cup of coffee and I'm monitoring the boys in the playroom. "Mommy, can you . . . ?" has been said at least 20 times. I've assisted with hand stamps, stopped a wrestling match and reminded them that toys may not be thrown. It's 7:37 a.m. Kumbaya.

As for the second part of the entry, I'm grateful for the reminder of my blogging focus. I'm still working on that, too.
Is it hard for you to find quiet time?
Is the solution getting up earlier, or adjusting your expectations?

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4 Responses to “A Page From My Journal”

  1. Typically, I like getting up earlier...so that I am not interrupted-most of the time.

    1. Dionne - I'm the same way. Early morning time is best for me, if I can get it!

  2. I think quiet time needs to be flexible. I like it when I can get it early but I remain flexible enough to know I can sit at His feet as needed. I am a natural planner so I do tend to like routine, but God sometimes prefers I meet with Him in un-routine ways like while walking the dog, alone for a beach walk, or at a mid afternoon break. It is always a priority but He definitely has rocked my boat when start to get to focused on the means and not the end...if you know what I mean! Love your journal posts- look forward to more!

    1. Yes - flexibility is key! I am learning that . . . It is about the end, not the means. Wise words, Dawn.