Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I can't seem to get out of my rut.  I know that my last few posts have been there to help others, I can't say that I am doing it all perfectly either.  It's so easy to say that once you have God, things will get easier.  Things will, in a sense.

I have to say that lately, I have been down.  I am not sure what's going on, but I can't see to "get a grip."  I feel as though I go day by day, just trying to make it to bedtime.  Of course, I have a lot on my mind: finals, photography (have like a million to schedule!), kiddos, youth, my studies, work, and cleaning this house.  How do I climb out?  How do you just "wake up" and "get a grip?"

I know one way is to dive into the Word of God.  I also love prayer and worship.  My mornings are quite rushed.  I am exhausted when I go to bed and when I get up.  I drop Randy off at daycare, drive to Ruthie's school, drop her off in JUST enough time to fly to work and get there on time.  When I am flying to work- that's my worship time.  I know a lot of people may think I can't concentrate on God while driving, but I can.  In fact, it's like my little bubble.  I don't have anyone talking, just a conversation with God.  It's so nice.  After my prayers, I like to crank up my Chris Tomlin CD.  There is no better worship leader than him.  When I hear those words and praise Him, I know the Holy Spirit is there with me.  It's such a blessing.  I haven't been as consistent on my worship in the mornings.  I do my prayer, but as soon as I am finished, I let my mind wander to everything else.  I am thinking this is a reason I am down.

I wonder....what are some things you do to just lift yourself up out of the rut?  Hit me with some ideas!

With that being said, I can't help but post a photo.  Here is something that always makes me smile! (Don't know why, but blogger makes my photos look washed out....UGH!)


Mari said...

I've certainly had those times too. I find that reading the Psalms is very uplifting. I don't have to read much before I find something that really speaks to me.
I'll be praying for you.

Our Family said...

for me, I often find my uplift in music. and not just in my car - I plug in my trusty iPod and carry my tunes with me whenever possible. helps to free my mind from the thoughts that weigh me down.

I am there with ya ... I fall into bed each night exhausted and wake the same each morning.

But a good tune will help set me straight.

I know with your job you can't walk around w/ an iPod on all day, but break times, etc, would find me plugging in for that charge to keep me going.

I sure hope you break out soon. Hang in there!

Stephanie said...

Huge, huge hugs to you. I have to say that I get in a rut way too many times than I want to even admit.

My release, and "out" so to speak is my photography. When I'm feeling down and out, I dress the kids up and take them to the nature preserve and snap some photos of them while on our walk.

God won't give you anything that you can't handle. Hang in there, sweetie!

Sadie said...

Thanks ladies!
Mari- Psalms is my favorite book which also contains my favorite verse 63:3!
GiGi- I don't own an ipod....shame shame I know....just hasn't been on the budget! Lol!
Stephanie- I agree! I felt better after the shoot yesterday!