Bleary Eyes, Weary Heart, and Yet Pressing On


5. Early morning writing time. 6. Bleary eyes that still see. 7. Weary hear that presses on. 8. Bowlful of medicine 9. Tray full of supplements. 10. Money in the bank. Today I continue to count 1000 gifts. This will take awhile. Do you count your blessings or have a gratitude journal? It seems toContinue reading “Bleary Eyes, Weary Heart, and Yet Pressing On”

The Square Pill


Recently my medications changed. I now take a square pill. Yes, you read that right…a square. I have numerous pills and supplements that are oval or round and some are capsules and some are tablets. But, the newest anti-depressant that I take is square, and it works! Square. I feel square sometimes. I’m not likeContinue reading “The Square Pill”

Hopeless Hearts & Minds


Joshua 2:8-11 Before the spies were down for the night, the woman came up to them on the roof and said, “I know that God has given you the land. We’re all afraid. Everyone in the country feels hopeless. We heard how God dried up the waters of the Red Sea before you when you left Egypt, and what heContinue reading “Hopeless Hearts & Minds”

My 2019 Reflections


Ending Your Year Intentionally “You can end your year intentionally like I did. Just block out a half hour or so during the holiday season, pick up something to write with, and ask yourself (these) ten questions:”–From End Your Year Intentionally with these 10 questions, Daisy U.https://nosidebar.com/intentionally/?fbclid=IwAR3BX9_ulfuSP4CToHzYfmC_NasicU0QzGzSuiTBBDavHyACTq8jPdidgL8 1. What makes this year unforgettable? I completedContinue reading “My 2019 Reflections”

Hello 4 a.m….Zing!


It’s been a pattern. 4 a.m. Zing! I’m awake and ready to roll. I fall asleep easily, but I struggle to stay asleep until a normal waking hour. I have plenty of quiet tea time alongside the computer and books. I’m highly productive, and I know that time is a gift. Time. Time is anContinue reading “Hello 4 a.m….Zing!”

Anxious Always–40-50 Years–Mature Girls


Chapter 5                 40-50 Years              Mature Girls Now I am in the season of answers.  Joining the ranks of mature girls, I love this decade that is emerging for me now.  I am brave.  I am comfortable in my own skin.  Conquering my anxiety and depression with medication, counseling, self-help books, faith-based books, and someContinue reading “Anxious Always–40-50 Years–Mature Girls”

Anxious Always–30-40 years–Uncertain Girl


Chapter 4                 30-40             Uncertain Girl This chapter will be my most vulnerable and hard to write.  The world rocked a lot for me during this decade.  At 30 years old I had our second son.  This is the decade where I became uncertain, anxious, and again depressed.  My bipolar disorder reared its ugly head withContinue reading “Anxious Always–30-40 years–Uncertain Girl”