Anger and Fear

I don’t even know how to write this post today. I’m really angry at God. I have been for awhile. It seems like I’ve picked up this bag of rocks that I can’t set down. I started getting angry as I started getting well and, now, it’s just about feeling like some of my hopes…

Four Question Friday and So Much More

I have been living within my limitations for about a month now, which means I have moved into frustration and irritation. I get why I have to lead a quiet life, but most of the time I am not happy about it. It seems to be this perpetual loop I’m riding – feeling good,  feeling unproductive, feeling frustrated,…

Worrying About Forgiveness

Forgiveness (“a wonderful gift to give yourself”) and worry (“learning to trust God is the answer to any problem”) were the chapters I read today. I, of course, found those two little gems mixed in with the other messages. What good messages they are! The Worn Out Woman (Stephens & Gray) has so many wonderful…

The People Around Us

The two chapters today in The Worn Out Woman (by Stephens and Gray), were about this topic – friends and difficult people. Boy, what polar discussions to have! They have a cute name for difficult people, “burlap” people. Do you remember burlap? That itchy, scratchy, hairy, loosely woven fabric? The only people I see using…

Good Monday!

Last week completely got away from me. From just getting home from vacation, to being sick, and then, boom!, it was Inauguration day. So, I didn’t warn you that I wouldn’t be here on Friday. I have spent the past, boy, I don’t even know how many years, reserving that entire day to watching and…

I adore The Worn Out Woman by Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray. It is definitely in my top five books. It gives me such hope and peace about my life now and how my life can become.  Generally, in the books I review, I tag good quotes to use in the quote blocks I…

Satan is SUCH a Bad Guy

In all areas – even our eating habits. “Satan wants to keep us distracted by chasing one temporary filling after another.” A quote by Lysa TerKeurst in Made to Crave. Distraction. It seems to be his big plan these days. There are distractions everywhere and we fall so easily into the trap. We want to…

The “Why” of the Matter

The quote that caught my eye this morning was at the beginning of my reading. Lysa was talking about a conversation she was having with God about the whole weight-loss work. She felt that He was saying to her, “I’m not taking you on this journey because I need you to weigh less. I am…

Not Too Sure

I’m not sure I have the words to express how I’m feeling this morning after my study time in Lysa TerKeurst’s book Made to Crave. I had a bit of a revelation. It’s this – I don’t want to deprive myself of anything because I feel like so much has been taken from me. Of…

One Thing

An unexpected thing happened when I started reading – tears started pouring down my face. I wasn’t prepared for that. When I choose these books, I don’t really look through them, I just trust that it’s the one I need to read and buy it. This one was the same. No perusing its pages first,…

Convicted

I am feeling convicted this morning by Praying Upside Down. Up to this point I’ve just felt inspired, but today, not so much. I want to spend more time in prayer, but not just in prayer – meaningful prayer. I talk to God a lot, but it just feels like a one-way conversations, not a “hey…

Us as Individuals

I’m a little sleepy this morning, but probably not as much as those on the east coast. Boy! That was a good game! We tuned in just before it was tied and hung on until the end. What a fun evening (and partial night for us) it turned out to be. The three of us…