Good afternoon! Do you ever feel like you are ‘in the thick of it’? Whether it’s in parenting, a tough academic course, a marriage, or your relationship with God or with others? Do you ever get bogged down in the minutia of it that it is hard to see the surface? Man, you’re MY TRIBE! Welcome!
I LOVE being in the thick of it (most of the time). Right? I mean, who doesn’t? We want to be there as a support for others during the ups and downs of life because we genuinely LOVE and are interested in them. My life’s mantra has become Proverbs 4:23, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it flows the springs of life.” In trying to do this, I often fail. YEP. That’s right. I sometimes spend too much time on Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat looking at everyone else’s ‘life’ as they show us, rather than paying attention to mine. So, what gives when you genuinely LOVE others and are interested in them? This verse helps center me! It helps me to put down the iPad, paint and sing with my children, have a meaningful conversation with my husband (and also friends) and read my Bible. That’s what being in the Thick of It means to me. Here I am, trying to maximize my influence on those I am around, enjoy and embrace the present, and remembering to Love, Laugh and get to Heaven.
Can’t wait to share the funny stories, things that inspire me to do better, and to HEAR what tips you have for me and my family while we are here together, In the Thick of IT! And also, I’m readying myself to get back in shape physically, so another topic for another day will be In the Thick o FIT! 🙂