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What’s in Your Tool Box?


In my “previous life,” I worked as a psychologist.  My specialty was working with children with emotional disabilities.

One of the things I used to emphasize was the need to have a toolbox handy.  No, not hammers and screwdrivers, but tools to help manage what life throws at us.  I’m realizing that in this new life of mine, I need to restock that toolbox.  The tools I had in it previously are pretty useless.

When stressed, I used to go for bike rides.  …

When You Can’t Handle Anymore

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I can’t count the number of times I have broken down over various life events.  The brutal death of my daughter, my husband’s cancers, near-successful suicide attempts by one of my sons, and most recently the deaths of many of my much loved people happening so quickly and close together.

“I can’t handle this!  I just can’t handle this anymore, Lord.” I sob out desperately.

It’s only been recently that I’ve learned that is the most blessed place to be.

Compared to What?

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Every so often, I figure out an aspect of my personality that contributes to my own unhappiness. As I've felt better than I have for months, I've begun to dabble with my art journal a bit. I've figured out what supplies are easy for me to use with limited mobility and am attempting to make journal pages with some of my favorite scripture verses on them to give me something cheerful to go back to when I'm down. 

The Bread of Adversity

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And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.  And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.  Isaiah 30:21

When I was little, I used to have these dreams - nightmares really - where I would get lost.  …

“Please Don’t Leave Me to Myself”

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I’ve much time for introspection right now.  In some ways, I think, too much. Yet, I’m realizing that with as little as I’m able to do, it is the best use of my time. I’m realizing how short life really is, and it is my intention to make the best use of the time that I can.

I’m re-reading books that spoke to me in the past.  “Pursue The Intentional life” is speaking loudly to me.  What I realize as I read is that I cannot possibly go though all I have without God.  …

For I Am With You


As my energy lessens, I find myself rereading older devotionals I have written.  This seemed to fit for today, so I thought I’d share it will you all.

I know it’s been a while since any posts have come across - but my ability to do much at all makes it a challenge to even hold the computer and type.  I’ve had another hospitalization for heart issues and would appreciate prayers from you as I have a decision to make regarding some procedures that can be tried to see if it can help.  …

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