Anger

From four years ago. Still true today.

”Feeling anger is not sin.  It is not wrong.  But it is also not helpful for me.  I could park myself there and go about life filled with anger, which would result in my being hateful and hurtful to others.”

Hope

Today I am sharing a post about hope. It is not mine. But it could be my story…or yours. Under Reconstruction is an amazing and encouraging blog. You might want to follow it. I do. Karen writes honestly about her battle with depression in a way that gives hope to all of us who have…

Memory Work Monday : Responsible

I need to remember this every single day. Responsibility I am not responsible for: Anyone else’s happiness. Anyone else’s recovery. Anyone else’s behavior, choices, or mental health. Anyone else’s financial well-being, living conditions, or eating habits. Anyone else’s spiritual condition. I AM responsible for: My happiness My recovery My behavior My choices My mental health…

Was I Wrong?

“Why can’t you admit you were wrong?” Maybe because I wasn’t. Just because someone else thinks I was wrong doesn’t mean I was wrong. They see it one way, I saw it another. I made decisions at the time; they have the advantage of hindsight. I may do what I believe right and yet another…

Scriptures on anxiety & fear

In my post about fears & anxiety I mentioned some coping techniques that I use.  These include taking steps ahead of time to lessen fear & anxiety, deep breathing, thinking through the event and self talk. When writing about things that help me work through fear and anxiety, I left out that I memorized many scriptures…

The Bad, the ugly, and the good

Yesterday started out bad! By accident, one of my Nativity sets got broken. Or rather, baby Jesus got broken. He fell into the disposal. While it was on. Yes, I probably should not have that set displayed on the window sill above the sink. But I did. And baby Jesus did fall in while the…