ˌrēˈɡrō/ verb/ gerund or present participle: Regrowing "to grow or be grown anew or continued growth after an injury or after having died or withered"
So, I have clearly taken a little hiatus from blogging.. It is not that I did not have things to say or share (I pretty much always do), it is that I needed to instead get my life together, and spend some serious time just thinking…
I had an extended weekend, that turned into hang out time, organizing my life, cleaning my room… and let me just mention, I have the cleanest most organized room that I have had since… maybe ever. Since I have moved 14 times in 9 years, I typically never completely unpack. I either do not care enough to unpack everything I have and love or I do not have places to put it. Along with that comes months upon months of bills, paperwork, cards, letters etc.. that I usually stick in a box somewhere and catalog it away in my head to remember which box I put which month’s/year’s stuff in. So, this last weekend I bought file folders and commenced to cataloging and organizing for real. I filed (no joke) the last 8-10 months of bills and paperwork appropriately.. I cleaned, unpacked, and put everything In. Its. Place.
This must be what people feel like who have a stable place they have established “roots.”
It only took me 5 hours on Sunday night before I was able to look around my room and see it mostly accomplished.. I mean, there are still clothes to organize, hems to fix, and jeans to patch… but that can wait until another weekend.
I even went so far as to get a couple baskets for the mail that I will inevitably set down to take care of later… I am pretty sure I have never had my personal life this together. Weird.
On a totally different note, today marks day 8 of the 21 days or prayer my small group is doing… What a week it has been. This 21 days of prayer has been dramatically different than the last, and I have found this time that I more often than not, do not have words to speak… Almost as though I have spent more time praying with feelings than words… Which proves to be challenging for my mind to be still for extended periods of time, especially when it feels like I am not getting anything done.
But, through it all these two verses keep coming up as relevant (two versions of the same passage):
Ok, I get it. I am working to be silent and still while the Lord fights for me…
This is… interesting.