The one where it didn’t go as I hoped…
Preparing for this blog post, I asked Mike what he thought of how we did on our spirituality adventure. Always the optimist he said that we did some good things.
Mike saw holiness in me getting Emmett and him tickets to the game they were dying to go to and sending them off with snack baskets for the day. I saw holiness in Mike when he went kayaking with me and did the dishes numerous times with me. We also spent some time twice in the scriptures and listening to inspirational talks.
How football is like spirituality in marriage:
1. You have to practice everyday or you don’t have what it takes when it comes to the big plays.
2. When you’re part of team it exponentially helps when you go up against tough opponents.
3. Listening to the Play Caller can make or break an outcome.
This past week’s adventure has been the most difficult so far. And honestly, going into this I thought it would be the easiest. Writing each of the spirituality and marriage blog posts didn’t come as easily, doing spiritual things became easy to forget, remembering to pause and pray kept getting overlooked, and fewer people commented on blog posts.
This was the week that I’ve wondered most if I am kidding myself, if I’ve taken on too much, if this project is making a difference in our family, if it’s helping anyone, and what in the world have I gotten myself into?
It got me wondering…are you having a hard time making this super important adventure work, too? Or does it come easily to you? Are you good at making spirituality happen in your marriage? If so, how are you doing it?
I believe spirituality is vital in a marriage. It has the power to influence life in a positive way, especially in difficult times.
I definitely need more work on this adventure. And even though we are moving onto another adventure tomorrow, I’m hoping the next adventure will help me with this spiritual adventure, too.
I’m thinking three things need to come into play for us:
1. Pick a specific time everyday to have a spiritual thought together.
2. Choose a little noise (Cocoa’s paws-and her too long toe nails- on the kitchen floor or when the alerts go off on my phone) in my daily life as a reminder me to offer up a prayer, a generous thought, a grateful heart when I hear it.
3. To forgive myself and let go on days when things don’t go as planned.
How did this week go for you? What did you discover about yourself? Your marriage? Spirituality?
Tell me about your experience with A Year of Familyness so far…whether you’ve just been reading along or whether you’ve done some adventuring…we want to hear!