Tag Archives: stress

Feeling afraid or lost today?

Are you overwhelmed by circumstances or happenstances today? Is it hard to quiet your racing mind? Believe me, I have been there frequently. We can get so wrapped up in what has to be done that we cannot move. Remember … Continue reading

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope, God, Scripture | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

To sleep, perchance to dream

This morning I awoke feeling refreshed and well rested. Saturday morning I was dragging because I could not sleep a wink on Friday night. I attribute my wakefulness to a big cup of iced coffee while I tutored early Friday … Continue reading

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope, God, Scripture | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Have you had a stressful week?

Is your list of things to do longer than your day on a regular basis? I have to say that in my family, that has been the case for a number of weeks. But this week, that abated. Some of … Continue reading

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope, Positive Thinking, stress | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Are you worried?

“Don’t tell God how Big your storm is, tell the Storm how Big your God is” Indeed, God is bigger than any of our storms. Love overcomes all. That is not to say that God, or love, or those who … Continue reading

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Having a tough day?

Are you having a tough day or week? Do you feel worn out or care-worn? Ah, put your feet up now, and take a deep breath. Yes, I know that doesn’t fix anything. The difficulties and challenges in your life … Continue reading

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope, Friendship, Positive Thinking | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Do you procrastinate? I do!

OK—I admit. Sometimes I am like the cobbler’s kids who have no shoes. I procrastinate sometimes. Here is how I teach the students I tutor to overcome their procrastination. Obviously, the same techniques will apply to me. I wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in education and career | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

When Life Is Difficult

I have been pondering the shifting sands of life lately. I have given a lot of thought to new directions and paths. I have come to realize, no I have come to remember something important about myself. Perhaps it is … Continue reading

Posted in Positive Thinking | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

I Want a Longer Weekend!

I am feeling SOOOO lazy today. I still want a longer weekend! Okay—I think I actually want an 8 day week so I still have my 5 days to tutor, but then get 3 days off! What’s going on in … Continue reading

Posted in Health and exercise | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

having a challenging week

sorry i have been out of touch—dealing with fraud and identity theft. keep me in your prayers.

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope | Tagged , | 30 Comments

I Know the Plans I Have For You, Says the Lord

Jeremiah 29:11- 15 Sometimes I awaken worried. Perhaps I had a bad dream. More likely, though, my list has gotten way too long and I don’t have enough time in my days. The more stressed I get, the less I accomplish. … Continue reading

Posted in Health and exercise | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments

Bit off more than I could chew

I have been away from my blog for a few days. I bit off more than I could chew as it turned out. I signed on about 2/16 as a freelance writer with a company that has a bright future. … Continue reading

Posted in Friendship, Health and exercise | Tagged , , , | 34 Comments

How Big is Your Storm?

“Don’t tell God how Big your storm is, tell the Storm how Big your God is”   I like that one….I found it in a book of positive quotations but it was attributed to “unknown”. Indeed, God is bigger than … Continue reading

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple

Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple. I did not take art in elementary school. Art class was a special treat on Friday afternoons in my early elementary years. But art time also meant the best reader in the class had the joyous … Continue reading

Posted in Sketches, quilts, photography | Tagged , , | 42 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful. Being near water always makes me feel peaceful. The water seems to take on God’s rhythm. That was the sensation I had as I walked around the lake in this photo. You can read more about … Continue reading

Posted in Sketches, quilts, photography | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments

In the midst of your busy preparations, breathe, pray, and

In the midst of busy preparations for Christmas things can get overwhelming. When something goes wrong or takes a lot longer than you expected, it can really throw your attitude out of whack. For me, I notice, that at those … Continue reading

Posted in Misc blogger activities | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Crawling Across the Finish Line

I will tell you how exhausting the week was. I didn’t post my Friday 12/16 post until 12/20! All week long it was go-go-go….There were finals to get my students ready for, Christmas cards to write and mail, gifts to … Continue reading

Posted in Misc blogger activities | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Look at the Lilies of the Field

This time of year things get hectic for me. On top of the usual hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and decorating, concerts at church, Christmas cards, baking, etc. I try so hard to focus on God. Where would I … Continue reading

Posted in Sketches, quilts, photography | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

When you need quiet time, where do you go? Postaday #250

When you need quiet time, where do you go? The “where I go’ depends on why I need quiet time. If I need quiet time in order to make a decision, I might go to my den and write, blog, or … Continue reading

Posted in Family Life and Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Postaday topic #208: An argument for longer weekends

Topic #208: Make an argument for why weekends should be longer.Different cultures expect a different amount of working hours from working people. Make a serious argument for why either you, or your entire society, should have more time away from … Continue reading

Posted in Misc blogger activities | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Postaday Topic # 186: Describe a perfect meal

Topic #186: Describe a perfect meal. What will you eat? Who is there? Are you outside, or inside with a view? A view of what? It can be an imagined place and meal, or a real experience you want to … Continue reading

Posted in Friendship | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

When you get mad, what calms you down? Postaday #162

When you get mad, what calms you down? When I get mad different things calm me down. If it is something ridiculous like being cut off in traffic, being treated rudely in public by a stranger or over the phone by … Continue reading

Posted in Health and exercise | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

See how long you can sit in silence: topic # 150

See how long you can sit in silence. See how long you can sit in silence. Before you start,check the clock and guess at how long you can do it for. Then when you’re done: how close was your guess? … Continue reading

Posted in Misc blogger activities | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Water 5/26/11

Weekly Photo Challenge: Water. Being around water has always been restorative to me. When I was a kid it was lakes and rivers and walking in the rain. As an adult it has included those things and expanded to include … Continue reading

Posted in Nature | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What a week! Time to collapse.

Today I completely collapsed. I have been on the run all week. I am sure you have had weeks like that, too. My week was filled with work, chores, appointments, and errands. Some weeks work energizes me and some weeks … Continue reading

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What can’t you say no to? Topic # 60

What can’t you say no to? I seem to put myself last. While this can be a good and noble thing, sometimes it isn’t. There is a difference between being unselfish and permitting yourself to be a doormat. I seem to … Continue reading

Posted in Friendship | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Postaday topic #6: Are you stressed out right now? (Why or why not?)

#6 Are you stressed out right now? (If so, why? If not, why not?)1/6/11 I am very stressed out right now. It is January and I have been stricken with Bell’s Palsy. My days and weeks are chock full of … Continue reading

Posted in Misc blogger activities | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment