Anxious

Philippians 4:6I’m anxious.

Like the I-need-to-scrape-paint-on-our-front-porch-or-stuff-my-face anxious.

The kind that makes it hard to concentrate.

Makes it difficult to work.  At least I can write.

Lord willing, big changes are coming.  And I hope I can divulge them with you soon.  Just keep watching.

And in the meantime, what are you feeling anxious about?

To Be Honest

To be honest…it’s past my bedtime.  I’m tired.  But I am here at my in-laws watching Penn State v. Ohio State (well…I’m not really watching, but who’s keeping track?)

To be honest…I’m typing this entire post on my phone…eek.

Right now I’m part of the latest Bloom book study on Let’s All Be Brave by Annie Downs.  And while reading through I’ve come up with a list of sorts.  A list of things I need to evaluate.  I’m going to share my list with you today and later answer my questions for you.

So here’s the list.  I hope you will share your own responses:

1) What is your brave?  The thing you want to do but are to scared to do.
2) Who loves you?  Who will support you in your endeavors?
3) Who do you love?  Tell them so.
4) What are your talents?
5) How can you use them to serve God.
6) Speak random words of kindness.
7) What do you need to say yes to?
8) What do you need to say no to?

#letsallbebrave #bloom #incourage

How would you answer these questions?

Catching Up

Wow!  I don’t know how things have been going for you (though I’d love to hear!), but our lives have been a whirlwind over here for months.  You would think that I would be used to it by now, but, well, I’m not.

We had some major events happen this summer that ultimately led Cinderella to enter a faith-based residential treatment home.  There is much hard work to be done on both ends that include counseling, homework, parenting classes, visitation, and many changes to old habits.

I found myself in the hospital about three weeks ago, struggling with a bout of depression.

I’d love to dialogue with you about some of these changes.  My hope is to post once a week about how things are going.  I hope you can benefit from reading as much as I will (hopefully) benefit from talking about it.

I must admit–I have been working on things I’d love to share with you.  We’ve tried many new recipes, gone to some great museums, tried new crafts and organizing ideas…my hope is to throw some of these in there as well.  But I haven’t forgotten you!

What major events have been going on in your life lately?

Checking In: What Are You Reading?

It has been far too long since I posted, and I miss  it terribly!  Our family is undergoing many trials and transformations, which hopefully I’ll be able to share soon.

In any case, I wanted to check in to see how y’all are doing?

For lack of time, though, I thought I’d share with you what I’m reading and ask what’s on your night stand right now?  Here’s what’s on mine:

The Generosity Ladder by Nelson Searcy
A Devotional Night Light for Parents by Dr. James Dobson
Parenting Isn’t for Cowards by Dr. James Dobson
The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
Let’s All Be Brave by Annie Downs