Monday, November 18, 2013

Does Your Mind Wander When you Pray?

A few weeks ago I was talking with my good friends Georgia and Michael about prayer.  I asked them if they ever had a hard time staying focused while praying.  I shared with them that sometimes I start to pray at night and then next thing I know my mind has wandered off and I start thinking about something completely different. When I was telling them about my problem they both laughed and admitted that they BOTH struggle with that as well.  Phew!  Glad to know that it is not just me.  Does anyone else struggle with this?  If so, any advice to keeping your mind focused?

Moving on . . .

Yesterday was tough.  I had a really depressing time at my mom's house and the cold, dreary weather just did not help my mood.  I missed my "normal" weekend time chatting with my mom, eating snacks and watching movies.  Some weekends, she simply doesn't feel up to doing those things and it really just sucks.  Before I left her on Sunday, I sat with her as she ate breakfast.  It was hard for her to stay awake and focused during that time.  So when I finally left her house I just wasn't feeling like my usual self.  
Would give everything to see my mom this healthy and happy again!
Once I left my mom's house, I went to pick up Dustin to go shopping at Costco before our first premarital counseling session with Pastor Chris.  Pastor Chris was my youth pastor in Junior High and High School and few years ago he was called as lead pastor at our home church, St. Luke's.  He is a very "relatable" pastor and I was looking forward to meeting with him.  After Costco, we met Chris at Chipotle enjoyed chatting (and eating) for about 2 hours.  

The first session of premarital counseling was for Chris to learn about us as a couple.  It was great for to sit down and remind myself how lucky I am to have Dustin in my life through the good and the bad!  My favorite part of our meeting was telling Chris what we loved about one another.  I forget to tell Dustin why I love him.  I want to make sure I do that more, especially since he is my life partner!

Once we got home, we were excited to relax!  I used my Groupon and ordered a woodfired pizza from a small pizzeria up the street from us called Credo.  We were very impressed by the incredibly nice staff!  The pizza tasted fresh and was packed with flavor.  Needless to say, we will definitely be returning there soon!

1 comment :

  1. I just love you to pieces!! And pray for you and your sweet momma! And I absolutely cannot wait to come back and have pizza with you at Credo!