2019 · Breathe · encourage · lupus · pain · Uncategorized


I have been a heck of a flare. I have been pushing it, and my body is screaming at me. Getting through this week…prayers and good vibes or thoughts are welcome.


2019 · 5k · Breathe · college · Enough · lupus · Uncategorized


I have been feeling overwhelmed the past couple of days.

I feel as though I have taken on too much…at work and at home. Nothing is getting a hundred percent of me. I feel as though I am not even giving seventy percent to anything.

Home or personal…class –ugh! I signed up for a couch to 5k…feeling completely defeated as my hips are killing me today. I should have been at practice last night but instead took a bath. Class…ya not currently in the mood which isn’t helping.

Work…too many things coming at once and I actually feel trapped. I am able to do my job but feel as though I can’t keep up with what is coming at me (not able to do what needs to get done at the best of my ability).

Too much right now…trying to breathe.


Bible verse · Breathe · Changes · frustration · Goals · Hurdles · letting go · Prayer · Random Thoughts · Religions · thoughts · Travel · Uncategorized

Letting Go

Asking for God to give me the grace to let go of former things so that I can embrace what He has for me in the future. 

Ecclesiastes 3:6




Well, I am trying to follow my own advice to breathe through difficult times.  This time it is harder to maintain.

David has been laid off since March 21st.  We haven’t been the best stewards with our money, and now we are getting very low.  Low…like 3 more weeks until nothing.

I work a part-time position at our local college which has been perfect for me.  The hours are great, but the people are better.  That doesn’t happen often, if at all, and I feel truly blessed.  Working with Lupus has been trying, but I really think this job has been wonderful for me, and my disease.

Trying to find our steps in what to do…when to change.

“When it comes right down to it, this whole thing is about trust. God is trustworthy.” – Beth Moore

I am trusting God.  But I also want things to clear up now.  For David to be reassured in his position that he loves so very much.  For things just to work out.  It is always God’s timing, and we are doing fine.  We are not starving (or melting away), but we are pinching and budgeting.  Things that we should have been doing long ago.

So breathing.  Inhale. Exhale.  Relying on God.

Psalm 55:22  Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you.


Jerry Ann

Advice · Breathe · Momma Advice · thoughts · Uncategorized


In all of life’s difficulties I always come back to “breathe.”  That is all you have to do.  Panicked? Breathe.  Stressed?  Breathe.  Overwhelmed? Breathe.  Baby won’t stop crying? Breathe.  You have to get calm to resolve the situation.  Remove yourself if needed.  Big, deep breaths. Breathe.

I have said before that I Momma.  I have Momma’ed since I was 16.  It is a gift or a curse, not sure which.  New moms not knowing what to do.  Breathe.

A song came on KLOVE the other day as I was driving into work.  Jonny Diaz – Breathe


This was so needed for me that day.  It is easy for me to calm others by saying Breathe, but this time I listened.

Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at my feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to just breathe

Blessings, today and always.

Jerry Ann