Taking Every Thought Captive

Taking Every Thought Captive

Worry leads to nothing good.

Our life as travelers can be fun and exciting, we get to see new places, experience new things, meet new people; but we are also bound to my husband’s job and they sometimes send us to places that are not exactly that amazing and they have been known to do so on a drop of a dime. We knew this getting into the traveling lifestyle and it was ok for a while but it still can be a difficult transition from time to time especially if I do not like the place they want to send us or I really love the place we are in.

We have been in Phoenix for about a month and a half and I really do like it here, it is warm and it is close to home. I love the palm trees and cacti that adorn the landscapes and skylines. We knew this was a short job and we came from Pryor Oklahoma so no complaints there, LOL! We got word that we will be heading to Nebraska for a few months at the end of this month. Not really something I am excited about but there are some friends there and that will be nice to have familiar faces around. They gave us an end date so we planned it all out. We got plane tickets for my step-daughter to come out to Arizona for spring break and then we head to Nebraska dropping her off at home on the way. Then we got more news, we may have to leave earlier.

This life can be hectic at times and God has really been growing me in the sense of being able to roll with the punches or go with the flow. I am a planner, I think I have mentioned before, I have come a long way and have been able to be more fluid in my planning with the trust I have in my Lord and knowing that he is ultimately in control of my life and his plans are better than mine. That doesn’t mean I don’t have anxieties when things like this happen. This week I prayed that God would help me to recognize anxious thoughts and take them captive. I have really felt His presence in my thoughts and I have been able to do what I asked Him to help me with. Not just thoughts about my changing plans but all the thoughts I have that lead me down anxious rabbit holes.

I never got a chance to post this blog. When things change around here, they change fast. We got the call and were told to move out the next day so we packed up our little home and headed out for a pit stop in New Mexico. It was on the way to Nebraska anyways and we were able to spend a week there with our family on the way here. Unfortunately, Covid-19 hit hard that same week so we didn’t get to do anything super fun while we were there. We left there last Saturday and headed towards Nebraska. The whole trip was so eerie and surreal. Interstate 40 was unusually packed with RV’s but once we got off I40 it was a pretty clear road all the way. It was actually pretty nice having the road to ourselves, lol.

I just wanted to give a little update on what is going on here. Actually not much has changed for us. We are still homeschooling and since we are back in the cold the outdoors is hit or miss. I must say, I am missing the warm weather and I am wondering if the sun ever comes out in Nebraska!


One thought on “Taking Every Thought Captive

  1. Well my Shirey, my feelings are as yours! There are days I am glad that you guys are out exploring the United States. Seeing places you normally would not see if Adam did not have the job he has. However , I have to ask the Lord to give me strength because I am missing all of you so much! I am missing my grand babies so very much! I thank God for my IPad so I am able to see you all. However I miss the snuggles and kisses I would be receiving were you guys here in town with us. I too have put trust in my Lord to help me to except His plan for you guys, as he feels you need to be on the road! As I feel like He has a Plan for us here. Sometimes I just don’t understand His plan! However it is not for me to understand but to trust that he knows what He is doing. And that someday we will all be together as a Family again!

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