What if something could change so that I wasn’t so very overwhelmed? What would it be? I’m not talking about the things that would make life easier like not having to work, having a nanny and a cook, or receiving a ton of money. I’m talking about the realistic things. The things that could actually… Continue reading Changing Me
Feeling a Little Less than Full?
Does it ever feel like what you do is never enough? Today I did something nice for one of my children and another child got exceedingly angry at me. As if I have done nothing for them…as if I have only chosen to bestow blessings on one child and left the others with nothing. I… Continue reading Feeling a Little Less than Full?
When You’ve Got Nothing Left to Give…and need some help and some hope
About three months ago I began a program to get my teaching license and eventually my Masters in Education. At the time it seemed like a really good thing…even though I don’t have the money to pay for the program nor is the time to do it clearly evident. In fact when I was interviewing with… Continue reading When You’ve Got Nothing Left to Give…and need some help and some hope
My Lists and My Lord
Sanity in the Storm
Why is it that I’m most productive, energetic, and awake after eleven pm? Seriously. Why can’t I be a morning person? Actually I think I would be if I would just GO TO SLEEP ALREADY! I know if I put my head on my pillow I’d be sound asleep in seconds and yet I’m sitting here typing…goofball.
I’ve just gotta get on a better schedule…it’s probably going to mean that I don’t get much done for at least a day…or a night. But golly it would be a good thing to do!
I’m highly motivated to get things done. I’ve started writing down a lot of to-do lists and I’m thoroughly enjoying checking things off. I feel much better about things…although there are definitely days when I don’t have the pleasure of checking off many things on my list. Days when things just don’t go as planned and everything goes wonky on me.
I’m finding that much of my success depends on my attitude. A positive attitude seems to enable me to accomplish more. I think it’s because I’m not allowing myself to feel or be defeated by the day.
I trust God even when things go kablooey. I know that God will use even the craziest of days to help me be the woman He designed me to be.
The blog I’m sharing from MomLifeToday.com, Sanity in the Storm, is one a wrote about a totally different kind of list…my list of things that overwhelm. Unfortunately I seem to be able to check everything on that list almost daily. I do definitely struggle with the whole overwhelmed thing…entirely too much if you ask me. Especially considering I KNOW that God loves me and will not give me more than I can handle with Him.
The problem is that I keep trying to handle everything without Him. Again…goofball.
I do know without a doubt that God did not make me to be overwhelmed nor did He make me to do my life without Him. I’m made for so much more…I’m made for love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control…all those fruit of the Spirit…and I’m made for relationship with my Lord and Savior! I’m made to do this life with Him.
And I’m so thankful because I can’t imagine any other way to do it!
Grief Upon Grief Upon Grace Upon Grace
I wrote this blog last week and hadn’t posted it yet because I can’t seem to catch up with school, work, and house…well pretty much anything. I was sharing with a friend some of things that I’ve been thinking about and writing about lately. This dear friend challenged me to share a happy post I’d… Continue reading Grief Upon Grief Upon Grace Upon Grace
Where Did She Go?
My daughter Elizabeth was complaining the other night at bedtime about a bunch of stuff. I said, “Let’s pray about it. To which she replied with a wail, “But that never works! I pray and God doesn’t answer.” Oh dear! I thought. I put my hand gently on her forehead and rubbed her eyebrow with… Continue reading Where Did She Go?
All You Need to Do is Just…
Recently one of my dearest friends called to tell me she had my next blog topic. She’d been at a women’s Bible study where they were discussing their crazy busy lives. After the moms in the group had lamented their situations, one of the ladies shared her “simple” solution which began with the phrase, “All… Continue reading All You Need to Do is Just…
Stating the Obvious (…well, maybe complaining a bit)
Shhhh…please don’t tell anyone, but I’m sitting on my bed at 11:38pm eating double stuffed Oreo cookies while I try to figure out what went wrong today. I think I’ve figured it out and I’m not even through the first cookie. EVERYTHING went wrong today. I think my mascara left my eyes around 3 pm. … Continue reading Stating the Obvious (…well, maybe complaining a bit)