For those of you who do not know, my hubby, Chris, is working on his Ph.D. Today, like we experience every few months while Chris is working on his Ph.D., we start a new rhythm of life. Chris starts his work on a grant and his new summer semester. With the change in his class and meeting schedule, our entire family schedule changes.
Every few months, Chris and I sit down and plot out how we are going to make it all work- taking care of the kids, his job, his school, my job, time for me to write, time for each other, exercise, prayer time, play-time, ministry, etc. It is always a challenge to figure out our schedule knowing we only have each other to lean on since our families are so far away. Being completely honest, I always struggle with the routine changes because they happen so frequently. Just when I feel I have the hang of the old one, that routine ends and a new one begins. I have to adjust to doing the same tasks just in different time periods.
The constant change that our life has been in the past couple of years coupled with our weekly routine changing every few months gets to me sometimes. It is during this transition period, I have to remind myself to remain rooted not in a routine or a specific role, but to remain rooted in something greater than us– to remain rooted in God.
How do we remain rooted in God during the constant times of change?