Category Archives: stress

When You Can’t Keep Up…






I’ve had about a dozen things I’ve wanted to blog about lately… But then I signed into my blog site. It’s extremely outdated. Everything needs updating.   I came home spent from a day of sporadic meetings and taxi mom … Continue reading




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Count Your Curses?






I was singing along to the old hymn recently, “Count your curses, Count them one by one… Count your many curses, See what evil has done.” Don’t click the exit button. I’m obviously aiming at sarcasm to get your attention. … Continue reading




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A Sigh Of Faith






  “Faith sometimes means knowing God can, whether or not He does.” I have no idea which pastor or teacher said this, but I wrote it down in the side space of my Bible, right beside the story of Shadrach, … Continue reading




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Oh, That Forgetfulness!






I used to be able to remember everyone’s name…give me a phone number or a street address? Yep, I’m your gal. I was so good at math and numbers. Memorizing facts (as long as it wasn’t about dates in history) … Continue reading




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When Mercy Meets Mean






Early this am I had such a meaningful time in the Word & was brought low and overjoyed at the same time. Then in a New York minute, two short and ugly confrontations happened back to back that made me … Continue reading




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The Death of me






I’d had it up to here with all three of my teens. I’m not sure exactly where “here” is, but I was ready to take a taxi someplace else. The negative thoughts my brain was racking up were hitting record … Continue reading




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Loan Me A Hand, Please?






You put your left arm in, You put your left arm out, You put your left arm in & shake it all about… And that’s where the song’s ended for me lately. The left part of my body with its … Continue reading




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Runnin’ on Empty?






With no one to show me how to cope with the horrible realities I faced, I ran. Between choir and theatre and cheerleading and track and student council and color guard and friends’ houses and church events and softball and running blind into wherever I thought the sun was shining, you can bet I was empty. To fill up, I’d watch my regular television programs, all with families I wished were my own. I’d stuff my face with junk food at the same time, knowing that my taste palette would be satisfied eventually. It never was, but I kept swallowing anyway.




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Puzzled?






This I know, dear Father: That problem or PREOCCUPATION. That predicament. That stronghold or SIN. That struggle. That attitude or ANGST. That aggravation. That confusion or CONFLICT. That commitment. Ah, Sovereign LORD, You have made the heavens and the earth … Continue reading




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When Waves Hit Hard…






“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.” Lamentations 3:21-22 I spent some time on the beach in South Florida a few … Continue reading




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