I'm looking back on some of my more recent posts, and I can see where I have been writing about fairly shallow and surface like issues. I'm at a point in my life, where I have so many things racing through my mind, that I don't think I could zero in on just one and write about it.
I am an organized thinker. I like to deal with my problems, one at a time, in a logical manner. If this makes any sense at all, sometimes I think in bullet points in my mind.
*Our new senior pastor starts this next week. The church congregation, board, and search committee have selected this man unanimously, and I am excited to see what the possibilities are. Of course, Erik is a hired staff member who works directly for the senior pastor, so this can potentially be a delicate time for us. My mind goes there often.
*We are coming up on three years here at Stone, and I sincerely love this group of students that we serve. I love them so much that I share in their joys, but I also get effected by their struggles. My mind goes there often.
*Erik has been the children and youth pastor for coming up on 9 months, and it is certainly been stretching. My mind goes there often.
*Erik has be the children and youth pastor for coming up on 9 months, and it is certainly been stretching. My mind goes there often.
* I feel like I am neglecting my children because I have been working from home for the past 10 months. Sometimes I have to let Parker entertain himself for a few hours while I work. The guilt is endless. My mind goes there often.
* I have seen behavior and characteristics in my children that are resemble me, and I want to correct them and help them to make better choices. But how do you do this, when you haven't figured it out yet? My mind goes there often.
*One would think that by 29, a person would know who they are. I thought I did this self discovery journey in my late teens and early twenties. I was fairly self assured and aware. Now, that I am a mom, a wife, and a church worker I feel like I've lost me. My mind goes there often.
*I have some health issues that the doctor is "exploring for the purpose of elimination". What does that mean? My mind goes there often.
*If I don't deal with certain issues in my life, I will be a bitter, angry, old woman. My mind goes there often.
If my mind is constantly traveling to all of these different thoughts, it is no wonder that I lose keys, phones, and sometimes kids...I just have no more room left in my mental house to entertain anything else!
Ahh...now that feels better.