A Little Time Away

I took some time off to plan my blog this year. And, as is par for the course in families, life got in the way. So, at the end of my self-imposed time off, I was walking away with very little banked in terms of the blog. Every time I thought about my blog, and topics, I was left with one word at the forefront of my mind – prayer. Not in a sense where I was being drawn to pray, but rather, drawn to the word of prayer.

Furthermore, I was being pulled deeper into contemplation on how to pray more, as a busy mom. I suppose the contemplation itself is a form of prayer; however, I thought about how prayer changes, depending on one’s season in life. I thought about how I incorporate prayer during my daily living. I thought about how prayer manifests from sorrow, from joy, from change … and, from life remaining stagnant.

I had plenty of thoughts, but, my words weren’t formulating.

I mostly thought about the passage in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, which states:


And so, I read about prayer.

I developed an action to pray more.

I thought about prayer.

And, I prayed.


I wish I could say I walked away with a full year of blogging and topics all planned out.

But, I didn’t.

Instead, I walked away from my time even more introspective and contemplative. But, I can’t say I’m frustrated, since I know the words will eventually find themselves out of my head and onto the screen – because, eventually they always pour forth.

And, until then, I hope to regale you with fun little tidbits – about the kids, about my life, and about how I am living my faith openly.

11 thoughts on “A Little Time Away

  1. Sometimes we take a day off of school so I can catch up on household things. Without fail, not only do we not accomplish anything for school, I also don’t get the household things done either. 🙂 Sounds like your time off was still fruitful in an unexpected way. I look forward to reading your thoughts in the upcoming year!

    1. I agree!! I look forward to seeing how pieces fall into place! I just hope I can maintain this pace, and still stay true to my vocation and avocation… 😊

    1. So very true! What I told my chaplain is I feel like I’ve been handed an onion, and I am just beginning to unfold these layers – and, I don’t quite know what I’ll find next!

  2. I totally know what you mean about SO MANY thoughts but not able to put them into words. The words will come though and it will be awesome 🙂 Gotta love seeing the fruits of prayer!

    1. I decided today, driving down the road, that “prayer” is most likely my “word of the year” – although this is the first year I’ve ever head of a “Word for the Year”! And, could definitely be a life’s word, with all the layers you can unpack.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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