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.
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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.

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

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  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!

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

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