Happy Tuesday and so glad you joined me on my front porch this morning! Things have been quiet on the home front for my blog but believe you me; my pastor’s wife life has been anything but quiet!
September is coming to a close and it has been filled with activity ... we have celebrated our churches 13th Birthday Celebration, our women’s ministry hosted a Girls Night In for the teen girls and ladies at church, we kicked off our Women of Worth Wednesday Small groups, Glenn & I hosted our Pastoral Staff Retreat and then my parents visiting to wind down the month! Oh yeah, I did not include the normal crazy schedule of football practices and games, band practices, meetings and hosting a Missions trip fundraiser for our Costa Rica trip coming up next year! Seriously, it has been one long month!
If you are a pastor’s wife you know how things flow in the fall between life and ministry! It can be a little overwhelming at times and this week I wanted to share from my heart all about our “Moods and Toods”! Yes, you guessed it! My next big True Confession! My Attitude is not always the best when Life gets crazy and full of schedules, practices and church commitments!
When life gets stressed to the max, hardships arise, kids get sick, schedules begin conflicting, feeling like your spouse has become your roommate, YES ... it can cause a downright ”BAD Atti-tood”! Yes ... I can get a downright “Bad Tood!”
I begin showing the warning signs of a “Bad Tood”! You know exactly what I am talking about. I begin being snappy with my kids and husband, my body is tired and my feet have not even hit the ground for the day yet, frustrated at my to do list and impatient with anyone in my line of sight or maybe line of fire! Sound familiar? I thought so!
When I woke up one morning this week, I felt the Lord give me a great illustration on how to help give myself an attitude adjustment!
Every week I go to our family’s chiropractor for an adjustment! I go sometimes two to three times a week to get myself aligned, stretched and popped!:) It gives me comfort and relief from everyday stress and pain for my seasoned bones!
So, how do I get relief from my over-stressed schedule and crazy life! I must get an Attitude Adjustment! I have to take some time out to allow myself a much-needed appointment on my front porch or favorite comfy chair and allow the Father and Great Physician to realign me by the reading of His word and prayer! To stretch my faith by choosing to believe that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength according to the scripture in Phil. 4:13 but knowing in reality that all things will not happen all in one day! It causes me to stop, prioritize my schedule to reality and change how I think so I can change how I react!
We all need these Attitude Adjustment reminders monthly or maybe you are like me, a couple of times a week!
Give yourself a break from the crazy and get your “Moods & Toods” adjusted! You will feel better and your family will enjoy hanging out with you even in those crazy and chaotic seasons of life and ministry!
I look forward to meeting you again soon on my front porch for my next big true confession!
Blessings, Laura Lee