Friday, March 30, 2012

Healthy Mind, Body and Soul Journey AKA What the Fudgecake Happened to my Living Room

If you have been reading my blog for the past five weeks, then you know I am having a little rough patch.  Rough patch?  I'd call it more of a  large parcel of land.  Yesterday, being a particularly emotionally draining day for me I went to bed at 6:30.  Yes, 6:30 and yes that's PM (don't judge).

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Healthy Mind, Body and Soul 3-29-12

While watching a documentary about the Shakers, I was fascinated by the fundamental beliefs of this religious group. Their belief in simplicity, perfection and worship seems to me a way of life that all of us, whether Christian or not, could learn a great deal from.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Healthy Mind, Body and Soul Journey 3-28-12

Did you know I'm special?  That I am one in a million?  Actually not just one in a million, more like on in a quadrillion or some other unfathomable number way up there in the stratosphere. I don't say that as a boast, but as a simple fact that I believe.  I believe I am the only ME ever created by a loving God who made me, and every other individual ever born, ever to be born, uniquely and individually-- with a purpose for each created person.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Healthy Mind, Body and Soul Journey 3/26/12

Psalm 51
The other day, I posted a blog inspired by Psalm 55, so today I decided to take a stab at another Psalm - Psalm 51.  It is one of my favorites. Truthfully, there aren't too many Psalms I don't love.  I read and re-read them all the time and they give me such blessing and comfort.  Getting back to the message at hand, however, this Psalm reminds me that my God is a God who forgives, and a God who will use me for his purpose. What a wonderful God!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Healthy Mind, Body and Soul Journey 3/22/12

Psalm 55  is my inspiration and comfort for my post this morning. David, the author of this particular Psalm, is obviously burdened with a trial much different than my own. Wondrously, one of the most beautiful things about the holy scripture of God, and the Psalms in particular, is the words can be applied in our lives, in a vastly different way than they were used for the author.  It's how we draw inspirations and gain wisdom from reading the scripture. The exact circumstance doesn't matter here, but the anguish is the same.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Teens or Dogs? Healthy Mind, Body and Soul Journey 3/19/12

Now that we have three teens in the house and one nipping at the heels of teen-dom, I am re-thinking this four kid thing.  No one ever told me it was going to be easy, but no one prepared me for how hard parenting would be.  Oh, they are blessings, don't get me wrong.  I wouldn't trade any of them for a million dollars.  Most days, anyway.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Healthy Mind, Body and Soul Journey 3/16/12

Today, I'm taking a small departure from talking about what's going on with my health because I want to  introduce you to my childhood cookie jar.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Healthy Mind, Body and Soul Journey 3/15/12

I haven't updated this series of blogs in a few days.  There are a couple of reasons for that.  Number one, not much has changed in my mental state.  I have lost a couple more pounds, but the joy is eclipsed by the way I feel.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Healthy Mind, Body and Soul Journey 3-13-12

I think we all want to hear verbal validation, right?  We like to hear that someone thinks we've done a good job at something.  I know I do.  My family of origin isn't too terrible proficient in the verbal affirmation department.  That's not to say they we don't love each other and aren't proud of each other and the things we've accomplished, it's just that we never really said the nice words out loud.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Healthy Mind, Body and Soul Journey 3/11/12

It's been a few days since I updated my blog.  A lot is going on here, so it's been hard to take the time to sit down and give the writing the attention it needs.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Healthy Mind, Body and Soul Journey 3-8-12

Yesterday I went tot he doctor and was very happy to see the number on the scale go down by 7 pounds.  I pretty respectable number for a two week  period of time.  I have to say I was feeling pretty proud. Then today came along.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Healthy Mind, Body and Soul 3/6/12

Yes, I realize today isn't March 6th.  I missed yesterday's entry.  But, you know what?  I'm not going to beat myself up about it.  I do that enough as it is and it just causes stress.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Healthy Mind, Body and Soul Journey 3/5/12

It only takes one small light to pierce the darkness.  That is one of the beautiful things about life.  On Friday, I felt pretty dark, but today I feel the darkness lifting a bit.  There is light at the end of the tunnel.  I hope it's a good light I can see at the end of the tunnel and not an on-coming train!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Healthy Mind, Body and Soul 3/2/12

A couple of days ago on my blog, I shared with you my struggle in changing my medication.  At the time, I stressed how important it is to just hold on, because nothing bad lasts forever.  Well, I have to tell you, I'm having a hard time holding on right now.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Healthy Mind, Body and Soul 3/1/12

I love Jason Gray , and more specifically, I love this song of his.  I love the simplicity of the lyrics - "Tell me, lest I forget, who I am to you [God]".  I've listened to this song countless time over the past week or so because, frankly, I've forgotten who I am.