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”

Death and Life…Fresh Hope


1 Samuel 2:6-10 God brings death and God brings life, brings down to the grave and raises up. God brings poverty and God brings wealth; he lowers, he also lifts up. He puts poor people on their feet again; he rekindles burned-out lives with fresh hope, Restoring dignity and respect to their lives— a place in the sun! For the very structures ofContinue reading “Death and Life…Fresh Hope”

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”

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”

We're Old; We Get by on Grace & Laughter


[ Psalm 103 ] [ Of David. ] Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— Psalm 145:8 God is all mercy and grace— not quick to anger, is rich in love. Yesterday, one of my brother and sister in laws arrived for a visit. We huggedContinue reading “We're Old; We Get by on Grace & Laughter”

Emotions Are Not Facts


I recently read some articles about emotions. Here is what I learned… Emotions are real. There are no right or wrong emotions. There are valid reasons for emotions. Pleasant and painful emotions are part of daily life. Sharing emotions with safe people can be helpful. You are not your emotion; you have emotions. Emotions areContinue reading “Emotions Are Not Facts”

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”