Word{less} Wednesday : So It Begins - Adventures With Ellie

Word{less} Wednesday : So It Begins

As my Husband and littlest one rushed to get to mass this AM I stopped in the mist of trying to keep her from running down the aisle I kept thinking OH my goodness I should have brought the stroller (as the whole church of course was packed), I should have brought cookies...OH my goodness Isy is so loud. All I could think of was OH Lord PLEASE help me with this child but in the mist of my wrestling I heard the first reading and just let a sigh and say OK I'm listening.

"Joel 2:12-13"
12 “Yet even now,” says the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; 13 and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and repents of evil.

OK my Lord I hear you. Don't you love those message you get. I use to say does our God really answer us. YUP indeed he does but question is. Can you hear him with everything around us? That is what I want to focus during this Lent. I want to learn to focus and pay attention. DEEP breathes. PAY attention. Yes life is busy but if we don't stop in the mist of the busy and REALLY give the time needed with the Lord we can't expect to hear anything but screams for cookies, distracted with the long list of To Do's that keep recounting in our heads and other mindless things that happen.

Close your eyes. and Listen.  It's HARD. Trust me I know this all to well but in the mist of the noise find your quiet. Especially the next 40 days. Keep trying. You can do it.

Praying for a blessed and Happy Lent Season for you and yours (if you practice) if not still Peace be with you and still take the next 40 days to find some sort of quiet for yourself. Know I'll be right there with you trying to do the same.

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