Random Thoughts on a Busy Week

1. It’s hard to have a schedule and order my daily life when it keeps changing.  I need to find the constant at home instead of what happens outside of it.

2. Some of the things I can’t take with me into my future are hard to deal with because they are inside me.  Right now, God is dealing with my pride.  It’s the cousin to insecurity and sometimes they are hard to tell apart.  They have been apart of major life decisions from the time I was a kid and they have been a bad compass for me to follow.  No matter what I need to keep focused on God so that I can keep a healthy perspective about who I am and Whose I am.

3. Both of my boys are external processors.  God help me.

4. Camp is truly the best place on Earth.  I’m so happy Mr. L got to go there this week and experience more of God.

5. I need a girls night every so often.  It was good for my soul to be in the presence of great ladies last night.

6. Praying scripture over people is POWERFUL.  I started doing this for Bryce a couple weeks ago and I can see a huge difference in his life.  I’m gonna start doing that now with the boys.

7. My husband killed it the last two weeks.  He ALWAYS has ideas.  Ideation is in his top 5 strengths.  It’s so fun to see one of those ideas coming to be.  Proud of all his hard work!

8. “You may think the grass is greener on the other side, but if you take the time to water your grass it would be just as green.” (unknown author) How do I water my grass?

9. Our 20’s are a time of learning.  I’m concerned that too many 18-year-olds are hearing commencement speeches that say they are going to conquer the world but forget to mention that there is a learning curve you must go on.  People get out of college thinking they will land their dreams job, get their dream car, and buy a house as good or better than their parents as soon as they graduate.  Let’s be realistic.  Shoot for those things when you are 40.  You have SO MUCH to learn before you can hit complete awesomeness.  Let your 20’s be a time where you can learn.  Then let your 30’s be the time when you implement.  Stop hoping for the American Dream at 25.  It’s shouldn’t happen.  You need more time to gain wisdom before you can be your best. If you overshoot at 25, you may end up stuck in a job you don’t like and in a house you can’t afford because you simply needed more time.  Listen to those who are older than you and have been through the rough patches.  Don’t peak at 25.

10.  There will be times when God is quiet.  Don’t be concerned.  Lean in to hear Him.  I believe He is doing a new work in me and drawing me closer through a time of quiet.  Remember, the teacher is always quiet during the test.  “Practice looking and listening for Me during quiet intervals.  Gradually you will find Me in more and more of your moments.” Jesus Calling, June 20

11. The sights and sounds of the airport make me want to go on an adventure.  I want to collect experiences, not things.

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