All things new…
To really get into the deep conversation of it all, we are so busy. You know exactly what I mean. You are busy too. You have families, friends, ministry, jobs, and the list continues. I wish I could tell you that I my every day is completely focused on just Titus II Woman Ministry. Honestly, I wish that were my reality, but it is not.
Here is a little run down of the life of Tara:
Wake up at 4 am. Prepare for classes that start at 5 am. Teach adorable little children English in China from 5 am until 8 am (sometimes longer). Make sure all five kids are up and ready to go. Pray with kids. Take kids to school. Come back home and take care of dogs. Drink cup of coffee and take all my vitamins. Read emails, respond, and write new emails. Work out for one hour (except that has been replaced with packing because we are now moving to Missouri in a week and a half). This puts us around 11 or so in the morning and I now start to write on the book or articles for the ministry or prepare a new speech for another event that I will speak at in the next few months. I am not just preparing for this move, so much of my morning is packing and cleaning. (You have moved before. You know what’s it is like and with five kids, two dogs, and a husband with a unpredictable work schedule.) We come to 2 pm and it’s time to get ready to go pick kids up from school and get home by 3 so we can start homework and get the older kids to work. Then it’s dinner prep and cooking to sit down for five minutes and eat (sometimes as a complete family) and then clean up time before we head out to the next school event of the ending year.
This is why you have not seen a lot of “new” articles lately. My whole team is amazing and they all work just as hard as I do at daily life. We are all moms or grandmas or aunts. We all work. We all do life to the full. Titus II is our passion and we love to write and encourage women across the world, but sometimes life happens and we have to slow down to catch up with what is going on with our own surroundings. Not all of us are so good at this…I mean me. I want to do it all. I want to be 100% present in ministry and I want to be at every single even that my kids have. I want to speak at every event presented to me and I want to be able to glide with grace and ease through this season of chaos.
But then the brick wall comes out of nowhere and I run smack into it and face-plant. That hurts. Really! I know it is an imaginary wall, but it hurts just the same as s real one because my body starts to fight back from exhaustion and too much running. I have to realize that I just can’t always do it all.
Titus II isn’t going anywhere. We are still going to be here and we are still going to be writing articles. You just won’t see as many as normal. We are scaling down for the summer and our hopes are to get back to the grind and schedule with new and better encouragement for you this fall when we start another amazing year with this wonderful ministry just for you!
My team and I love you. We want to be part of your lives and we want you to be part of our’s. Please know that we continue to pray for you even during our busy season of life. Please keep the communication coming. We love to hear from you!
Lord, I ask that with this season You provide joy and peace. We may all wish for a summer of relaxation and calm, but we have kids and things to do. Relaxing is not in our vocabulary at the moment. Provide times of rest so that we can do all that is required of us in the busy. Thank You for giving us the blessings that keep us busy and thank You for also giving us the wisdom to rest when needed. Bring us back to Your fullness and joy and refreshed for a new writing season this fall. Amen.