Plodding through the Airport

I’m plodding

I thought this to myself as I traipsed through yet another airport.

Is that an output of my state of mind right now?


I’m plodding. I’m not strolling, skipping, speed-walking … But plodding. If you know me, you know that’s not normal.

life has me down right now.

Stop. Scratch that. PARTS of life have me down right now. A big part (my husband’s job, our future, where we are going next, so yeah pretty big stuff.) But not all of life has me down. And that’s good to remember.

What did I do about it today?

I sent up “rocket prayers” (thanks to my sixth grade teacher for that lesson on prayer!)

I asked three Godly friends to pray for me. And pray they did. And I felt it.

I watched two ducks paddle down the river in San Antonio during a rain/wind storm–and wished I was them. (They looked so happy!)

I did what I love (teaching QBQ!)

I even found myself singing an old Sunday school song:

I’ve got the joy joy joy joy down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart … I’ve got the peace that passes understanding down in my heart ….WHERE?! Down in my heart to stay!

But I’m still plodding. And you know what? That’s okay. The plodding I mean. Sometimes, all we can do, is plod on forward, seeing the good, asking for prayer, clinging to hope, singing silly songs of reminder, and desperately looking to Christ.

About kristinlindeen

I am Kristin. I am Erik's wife. I am Joshua, Rebecca, and Andrew's mom. I am known nationally as the "QBQ! Daughter" and keynote on Personal Accountability and the QBQ. I am certified in Myers Briggs and am passionate about helping people understand themselves and others better. I am John and Karen's daughter. I am sister to many, mentor to some, friend to others. Most defining, I am Christ's daughter, adopted by God--rescued and saved by grace. And almost every single day, I need to be reminded of that truth. Come say "hi" at and of course, browse the blog! I'd love to hear from you, so comment away!
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