Sunday, March 22, 2009

My Mind is Racing............

Slow Down!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh, do you ever feel like that your mind is racing faster than you can keep up????? That's how I am tonight.

I'm up. I'm down. I'm excited. I'm depressed. I'm grateful. I'm mad. I'm loving life. I'm hating life. I have laundry to do. I need to go to the grocery store. I'm starting a new exercise routine tomorrow. I'm speaking at a conference next weekend. Dylan has his first scrimmage tomorrow. Hayden has his first track meet this week. I have boundaries to set. I'm worried about my mom. Blake is stressing over midterms. I want to lose weight. I need to get my hair cut. I have so much to do!!!!!!!!

Do you know what I mean? Just tonight I was telling my husband that my #1 temptation these days is just to sleep. If I'm sleeping I don't have to deal with life. Fortunately, God has wired me not to give into that temptation unless of course it's bedtime! But I think about it.

I'm praying tonight for peace. I'm claiming those familiar verses from Philippians 4:6-8. Paraphrased, Don't worry about anything but pray about everything and God's peace will come over you. I give it to God.

Hey, I saw a friend at church today that I haven't seen in probably 18 years. Patty, who I have taken dance with for half my childhood, we were on the dance team in high school together, and I just recently reconnected with on Facebook....I saw her at church today! She doesn't live here. We have a huge church. It totally made my day. She looked so beautiful. The highlight of my day.

Well, have a wonderful start to your week.




Joyful said...

My mind is racing too my friend. I wish I could turn it off at times...but I can turn it over to the One who can bring every thought captive.

May His peace, that passes understanding, fill you as well.

So glad you were able to reconnect with a friend. A special gift, that I'm sure, reminded you of God's love for you.

I love you too.
Continuing in prayer,

Anonymous said...

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. *Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Hevenly Father, I come to you now on behalf of Melissa. Give her the comfort and peace now that only You can give.

I pray for her speaking event next weekend, that your Holy Spirit will guide her heart as she speaks to the women. Even now Lord, prepare the hearts of the women that will be present during this time.

Lord, I pray that time will not be a weapon againt Melissa this week with the many tasks she has before her..even bless her with time to be still and know that you are God and you will give her peace.

Lord, I also lift up Becky to You. Even now her concerns are for Melissa. Be with Becky during her times of pain. Comfort her heart and bring relief to her body in a way that only You can give to her.

Lord, we give you the praise for all things in our lives that bring our hearts closer to You.

I ask all these things in the name of Your Son Jesus..Amen

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sounds exactly like how I am feeling...

Sleep seems the easiest thing to do. My mind is racing at this very moment...I hate it.

I have reconnected with so many old friends through that

I am having my first BLOG PRIZE, so stop by my blog and sign your mind races.


Chef Diane said...


It sounds like you have been looking into my life. I call my mind a human gerbil wheel, it never stops, just keeps going round and round. I thought I was the only one who needed to be fed, entertained and educated all at the same time.
You have so much on you just being a mom. Then to throw in speaking and working on top is harder. Add to that your mom is always on your mind and heart. I don't know who left the prayer for you dear sister, but I say ditto to it. I wish I could give you some mental rest. Rest in the Lord, He will carry you and give you strength that you never knew you had. Take it moment by moment, day by day.
Sending lots of hugs,

Denise said...

OK Catie Perry "Your hot and your cold, in and out, up and down la la la"..... God is your constant and is never going to race around ya. Love to ya! Praying you through it. Remember a valley is between two mountains!!