Affirmations · Anxiety · Bible verse · encourage · Faith · Jesus is Calling · Prayer · Uncategorized

Sunday Thoughts

“Give up the illusion that you deserve a problem-free life.  Part of you is still hungering for the resolution of all difficulties.  This is a a false hope!  As I told My disciples, in the world you will have trouble.  Link your hope not to problem solving in this life but to the promise of an eternity of problem-free life in heaven.  Instead of seeking perfection in this fallen world, pour your energy into seeking Me: the Perfect One.” – – Jesus is Calling; John 16:33

Seems simple, right?  I know that I want all of the answers to what is going on in my life.  Difficulties are constant, at least in my world.  I know that I struggle with being overwhelmed, taking on too much, trying to be everything to everyone as I don’t ever want to disappoint others.  The list goes on and on.

All of these things will disappear if I keep my focus on Him.  Seeking quiet time, praying for peace and discernment in my daily choices.  I can’t do everything.  I know this.  Why then is it so hard to say ‘no’ or not feel guilty if I do say ‘no’ to someone or doing something.

People that know me and love me understand my limitations.  Jesus knows what I can do and what I shouldn’t be doing.  Again, why do I question Him?  I know that I have written about this before, but I truly believe in the spoken affirmation.  If we speak it (either positive or negative), we hear it and believe it.  I need to speak positive, reaffirming, loving words to myself.  Praying for those things, and it will be heard.  He will hear it.

What words do you speak to yourself or in prayer to handle daily difficulties?  I need to make mine more of hourly or even moment by moment habit.

Blessings.

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.