Anxiety · Happys · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized

Muffins

I had shared this on Facebook, and find it hilarious.

Here’s to not cooking for the next several days!

Blessings.

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2018 · Anxiety · blessings · Christmas · Depression · Empty Nest · family · Holiday · memories · Merry Christmas · Random Thoughts · thankful · traditions · Uncategorized · Work-job

Merry Christmas Eve

This picture was from last year. Everyone was home and we were able to celebrate as a family.

Stephen’s work schedule (and now that he has moved out) it is harder to see him. When we spoke about it last night, he wasn’t sure that he would be able to come by to celebrate Christmas until New Year’s Day.

It’s hard for those who work in the holidays to be able to spend time with family and friends. I don’t normally think about those that are working when I shop or eat out until I have someone close to me that is going through it.

Holidays are not always a happy time for most. It is stressful and typically has disappointments from unmet expectations. When the kids were small, they shared the holiday with my ex husband. I really didn’t want to even have a tree up if they weren’t home but I knew that when they did get home they would want it. Being separated from loved ones over a holiday is so very difficult.

All of this to say, hug your loved ones. Enjoy the moments you are able to have with one another, and remember the greatest gift.

Blessings.

2018 · accomplishment · Anxiety · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Christmas · family · Goals · letting go · lupus · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · thoughts · traditions · Uncategorized · WLS

Punt The List

I am not going to get it all done…just putting this out there. Feeling okay about too.

Blessings.

2018 · Anxiety · beaches · Hurricane · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized

Hurricane Michael

As we wait on Hurricane Michael…

We are staying. We are not in a water or in a flood zone, although if you remember from Hurricane Nate in 2017, we lost a tree just from the rain.

As we get up this morning, Michael is a category 2, but moving farther East. Still staying here.

Prayers, good thoughts and vibes appreciated for everyone affected. Stay safe!

Blessings.

Anxiety · Beth Moore · Bible · Bible verse · Jesus is Calling · Random Thoughts · Sunday · thoughts · Uncategorized

Sunday Thought

I have mentioned before that I have these daily flip calendars.

The oldest one I have is my Apples of Gold (bottom, far right).

“If you have learned to walk a little more sure-footed than I, Be patient with my stumbling, and know that only as I do my best and try, May I attain the goal for which we both are striving.”

Beth Moore Twitter Talk is the one on the bottom left:

“We are terrified of boredom.  We often resist obedience to God because we fear He’ll bore us to tears.  We have not idea the life that awaits.”

And finally, Jesus is Calling by Sarah Young:

“Bring me your weakness, and receive My peace.  Accept yourself and your circumstances just as they are, remembering that I am sovereign over everything.  Do not wear yourself out with analyzing and planning.  Instead let thankfulness and trust be your guides through this day; they will keep you close to Me.  As you live in the radiance of My Presence, My Peace shines upon you.  You will cease to notice how weak or strong you feel, because you will be focusing on Me.  The best way to get through this day is step by step with Me.  Continue this intimate journey, trusting that the path you are following is headed for heaven.”  Psalm 29:11; Numbers 6:24-26; Psalm 13:5

I could read each one of these today and know that on their own, they are significant to me.  But reading them in this order, and pondering each for a moment, makes my heart and mind think they belong together.

My anxiety was over the top yesterday due to a credit card decline, and a near accident on the way to a birthday celebration for my sister-in-law.  David’s touch can calm me, but I couldn’t let go of things.  My stumbles.  My walk.  Needing to be quiet in the moment and rely on a God that has gotten me through so very much.  I eventually calmed down, but have thoughts spinning constantly.

Everyday we have the opportunity to seek Him.  Everyday I need to bring Him my weakness, and rest in Him.  His plan is the plan that I am following.  Being quiet in the moment this morning, and having Him guide my path today.  Reminding myself of this at each moment of anxiousness will be the challenge.  I am feeling up to that challenge today!

Blessings today and always.