March 8

Juliane Poirier Community Corner, Lent 2019

      These days we seem to live in a very fast paced world.  It seems like most people need to jump from one thing to the next in a heartbeat, both physically and mentally.  It’s like juggling the priorities of your life.  Well, I have found that I am not a juggler and I do not multi-task very well at all.  I may think at times that I can do several things at once but not to the best level of expectations that I set for myself.  I really can only focus on one thing at a time and achieve the level of efficiency that I expect.

     I have also discovered that along with the aging process, I am easily distracted when interrupted.  This can be extremely annoying when I live a life of non-stop daily interruptions whether its phone calls, emails, social media notifications, or just the curves that life throws you when you think you have your daily schedule figured out.

     Unfortunately, I have found that time for myself and a time to talk and pray to  God and pay attention to my spiritual life have fallen down to the bottom of my daily list.  I always feel like the only time I can meditate or talk/pray to God is in a quiet space.  Just me, sitting and looking out the window or taking a walk with no other sounds or distractions except for birds chirping in the trees. It comes back to that feeling that I can’t multi-task; that I just need that time with God and nothing else.  But what amazes me is how God works himself into my life.  He reaches me between all the hustle and bustle of my day when I’m least expecting it.  His actions for my life come through with my family and friends.  Sometimes a random thought pops in my head regarding something I should do for someone else.  I believe these are messages from God helping guide me through my life.  But the biggest part of this is listening for God.  He is my rock in the storm, my light in the darkness, my song in the chaos and my hope for my future.

Prayer:  Thank you God for revealing your presence in my life and reminding me to listen for your guidance each and every day.  Amen

Holly Zaccone

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