Wondering…

…how one who has blogged for nearly three years, almost 600 posts’ worth, can go a whole week (plus) without a single blogworthy thought and not even realize it?

…what it would be like to live on top of my life rather than feeling buried beneath it?

…why it seems everyone is talking about running, cycling, shredding or some other form of cruel and unusual punishment exercise? Or maybe it only seems so because I am, well, not?

…where time goes? I (nervously) watched my oldest son race bicycles with grown men, more than holding his own and he a mere child. Isn’t he? At 15 and 6’2″, I guess not so much. How is that?

…what turns my sweet, easygoing youngest boy from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde? Truly one of the great mysteries of life. It’s a rare occurrence; oh, but it’s B-A-D. Horrible. For him and for his mommy both.

…how I can wait until September for Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)? I totally devoured The Hunger Games last Thursday, mostly while waiting at the doctor’s office for my son to get his physical for basketball tryouts. A fantastic book! Thanks, Dawn, for the recommendation!

…what the Lord is teaching me when Rom. 12:1 comes up not only once but several times, in Bible study, in the call to worship at church last Sunday, in my pastor’s Romans study on Wednesday night, again in Bible study, and quoted in my pastor’s sermon this past Sunday?

…when (if) I will ever return to “normal” blogging (whatever THAT is)? Blogger’s block, it is real and it is mine. Here’s hoping the words will come…and soon…

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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

21 thoughts on “Wondering…”

  1. I have been in a blogging slump myself these days. So busy doing house stuff and kids stuff, that it doesn’t seem to leave any time or subject matter for blogging! Glad that you liked Hunger Games! I too am anxiously awaiting #2!!!

  2. Well, even in your “Blogger’s block” you are so real and authentic that you are worth reading. Here is something I signed up for over the weekend that you might be interested in looking at. I only suggest it if you want ideas, not because I think you need it; your blog is great as it is. (And it’s not necessarily a bad thing to be in a slump either–we all need breaks.) Blessings!

  3. I promise I am neither talking about nor doing running, cycling, or shredding or anything remotely related.Well, unless it has to do with (running) my kids to & fro, (cycling) the washer & dryer, or (shredding) cheddar cheese!

  4. Thanks for your wonderings – I’ll take them, even if you think you have nothing to say. Take your time – the words will come, but the thoughts might have to come first. I’ll still be here. 🙂

  5. Sounds like you are coming out of your slump. It’s okay. We all need a little slump every now and then! The words are much better when they flow freely rather than when they are forced out. Just go with the flow. 🙂

  6. Hang in there, Lisa. You’ll be back in true form in no time and pretty soon so much stuff will be happening you won’t have time to write about it all.You’ve been missed!

  7. On how many levels can I relate…the cycling, the youngest (or in my case younger) child. Romans 12:1….oh, boy. Randy is teaching the gifts of the spirit. We had joy this past week – need some more transforming before I get where he was talking about.Will we see your 6’2″ in Anniston next week?

  8. Thanks for wondering out loud. You’re not alone in many of your ponderings.I too, would love to know the answer to this one: “what it would be like to live on top of my life rather than feeling buried beneath it?”Christ came to set us free indeed. Praying my living doesn’t nulify the purpose and plan of the cross.Blessings,Joy

  9. I’ve almost given in to blogger’s block at this point. I’m right there with you.And I have a Dr. Jekyllette/Ms. Hyde at my house. Either I’ve forgotten what it’s like to parent a two-soon-to-be-three-year-old, or, well, we’re really in for a wild ride with this third child. I’m feeling woefully inadequate – as a blogger and as a mom right now. I’ll have to check out Hunger Games, sounds good!Just write whenever you want – I like your blog thoughts, whenever you get to post them. :)Love ya, blog friend!

  10. When MY Dr. Jekyll contracted testosterone poisoning, I read up and discovered something that has worked WONDERS for us. Dr. Jekyll has to exercise or physically work – to the point of sweating – EVERY day. If he starts getting fresh or cranky or sarcastic or . . . He either has to shoot hoops or mow the yard. His choice. Without fail, EVERY time he comes back in, I get my son back.

  11. I don’t have writer’s block. I have time block. (I believe it’s more correctly labeled as “young children.”) Ergo, if you ever get to live on top of your life instead of underneath it, let me know. I’m feeling so stretched lately. I know it’s just a season of life, but goodness gracious.

  12. I wonder many of those same things all the time. I am now putting Hunger Games on my to read list. On your recomendation alone.Always looking for a good book. As if I need more, I have stacks and stacks to get through. Still…doesn’t make me stop looking for new ones.Books and coffee, you’re my kind of gal.

  13. Sigh…normal blogging. I fear it may be gone forever for me. My oldest was just telling me that in only four years he can participate w/ his dad in the insane 24-hour mountain bike race he does every year. I know those four years will go by in a flash.

  14. Uh. Oh. Guilty on the exercise front. Although not talking about running or cycling or shredding. More like walking and hurting. :)The Hunger Games…I can’t wait to read it. I’ll let you know when I do.

  15. Sigh…normal blogging. I fear it may be gone forever for me. My oldest was just telling me that in only four years he can participate w/ his dad in the insane 24-hour mountain bike race he does every year. I know those four years will go by in a flash.

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