Tagged with anxiety

Show Me the Receipt!

While in the checkout line at our neighborhood discount store (that’s code for “Dollar General”), the man behind me asked  how I was doing.  Working hard at being honest and not giving the sometimes polite-but-not-real -“I’m fine” answer, I said,   “I’m doing 0-kay …I always need prayer.”  Putting my off-brand bleach on the counter, … Continue reading

Move

Move

Watching the water move down the creek, my heart is moved to tell you this… The year began with a word — move — with thoughts like these coming to mind…Move forward.  Move toward. Move on. Move over. Get moving. Sometime you hear a word and it takes time to understand the full meaning.  The … Continue reading

Fences

Fences

Long ago and far away this might have happened to you.  If not, you can always just stop and pray for me. 🙂 Offended. What?  Me?  Not since yesterday, right!! The word itself even ticks me off as I tick off the statements or actions throughout my life that have sent me spiraling into an … Continue reading

When You’re Looking for the “Merry” in Merry Christmas

When You’re Looking for the “Merry” in Merry Christmas

According to Thesaurus.com , “merry” stirs up warm-hot-chocolaty-feelings like  “cheerful, jolly, fun-loving, hilarious” while her bothersome nemesis throws in words like  “depressed, gloomy, sad,” and my  personal favorite,  “unfunny”. 🙂 While most of the world is shouting “Merry Christmas to all,” I often think about  those who are having the not-so-merry-feelings who are hearing a … Continue reading

Hope for the Broken

Hope for the Broken

I’ve come to realize I don’t really like broken things.  I have a strong urge to fix them …immediately!    If something was made to work a certain way, then work a certain way it should.  Anything less is …well, irritating.  Somewhere in the idealistic-perfect-wanna-be-world of my mind, things are made to continue doing what they … Continue reading

Listening to the Wildflowers

Listening to the Wildflowers

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” Psalm 27:8 (NLT) A few months ago I began  taking Baby Steps toward  wholeness and healing …healing from depression, anxiety and what I call ridiculous fears.  Many steps — some small, some large — but some of … Continue reading

Anxiety

Anxiety is like teenage acne …it seems to erupt at all the wrong times  turning your countenance into a canvas of embarrassing blemishes for all the world to see.  Last week was …”one of those weeks” ! As if it weren’t enough that I’m a woman and hormones tend to rage wildly like rapids unleashed, … Continue reading