Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Other Things

I've racked my brain to think of what to write here
But the words aren't tripping from my fingers
Maybe it's because the rain makes my days drear
Or it could be because my mind is busy processing
Other things.

I've tried to focus on the good and to not fear
But there are many things to worry or to pray about
So I'm working a lot on that, and I find cheer
In my children. But just now they are fighting over
Other things.

It's rainy today but I suppose I should be thankful that it is not snowy, or at least not yet. My children have all three cried at different points this morning. They've fought over the same toys and then fought with me when I've given them separate things to do. ("I want to do that too!") And it isn't even lunchtime. (le sigh)

My uncle is in the hospital, a childhood pen-pal's mom is very near death, and while neither of those things is - directly - affecting me, just now I am spending a lot of time praying. Not that praying or thinking about those concerns is a negative thing, but it does seem to sap my concentration on other things. Like whether my children are dismantling my house piece by piece.

Now it is feeding time at the zoo, I mean here, and Prince Charming isn't coming home for lunch. Remember the woman in the shoe who "gave them their broth and gave them their bread and spanked them all soundly and put them in bed"? She had the right idea.


Donna said...

It's a dreary day here too. I've been working on memory work cards for Tim and I. We're remembering scripture in our pre-Sunday school time so we're trying to keep up.
I've been thinking on the Psalm of David in "Psalm 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety." I keep passing it before my mind and hanging on to it in the coming days of our country. God is in control and we Christians have a hope. :-)
Hang in there and claim His promises and keep praying.
Hope lunch goes well and the rain lulls the kiddies off to a peacful nap so you can curl up on the couch with hot cocoa and a book.
Praying for us all.

Amy said...

I have often wanted to pass out the broth and the paddle and the piillows and settle in for some peach and quiet!!

Encourage yourself with the thought that your time spent in prayer is well-spent! :)

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