there is a weird theme weaving throughout my life right now.
this week the kids are in VBS at our church and i’m volunteering in the girls’ classroom. the theme? “under the big top” it’s all about the circus. and let me tell you with hundreds of kids it’s crazy like the circus.
also this week i picked up a book from the library my friend mentioned to me “water for elephants” by sara gruen. (once again trying to read more) guess what it’s about? the circus.
and ironically enough i feel like our life has been a little like the circus lately. lot’s of coming and going. people in and out of town and our home, including ourselves. the kids are out of their normal routines and have at times being acting like circus animals. and i at times could be labeled as crazy as a clown. there are many different “acts” going on at once. i feel like i’m juggling a lot of balls. really just hoping and praying i keep it going a couple more weeks until things hopefully slow down a bit.
one of the hardest things for me to keep going when we are out of our normal routine is my quiet time in the morning. it is my source of strength and sanity. but when it is not first, not “center stage” if you will the balls come falling on head and quickly bring me to my knees. no other acts can go on if i don’t have Him.
part of me likes the circus life. i thrive on short periods of controlled chaos. i soak it in as a season of life to make great memories and more importantly draw closer to Him and who He wants me to be in and out of crazy times.
so here is to life in the circus! trying to live it up!