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.