9/16/18 Today I spoke boldly in front of my church congregation. I read a previous blog post, The Sheep Dog & The Sheep, for everyone to hear. It was scary. I said some things that probably hurt feelings. But I'm hoping the tough love I put into it was received in love, the way it was . . .
9/15/18 I'm still waiting on bloodwork results - maybe up to three more days. But, I'm finding I'm a feeling a little lighter each day now that I've named my enemy and have sought help. I've actually had an unexpected increase in energy that has allowed me to clean my kitchen, living room, and my . . .
9/13/18 My first appointment with my doctor, on the 11th, went well. She is super awesome and supportive, and appreciated my research and requests for specific level testing with blood work. For now, it's just waiting to see what the blood work shows to see how we proceed. We don't want to treat . . .
9/10/18 Today, I scheduled an appointment with my doc tomorrow, at the suggestion of several friends. I told my mom about it all this morning and she suggested I check for parathyroid and vitamin levels in addition to hormones. I want to make sure I remember all of my symptoms when I talk to . . .
9/9/18 I think it's finally time for me to admit to myself that if I don't make some changes my sub-clinical depression is going to escalate into depression that needs real, medical attention. I've been debating help and will be talking to my doctor about it at my next visit, but I'm not ready to . . .
As I've grown into a church as an adult I've started seeing a trend in churches and the running of churches that bothers me a little. Some churches focus more on the business dealings of the building and staff and scrutinizing the money being spent. But, they never even address the actual purpose of . . .
Sometimes life gets a little busy. We get a little overworked and overwhelmed. We forget that we have everything we need at our fingertips for our own personal happiness and joy. Sometimes we just need a reminder that we are capable of creating joy in the everyday. We are all looking for joy in . . .
Y'all this is a LONG open letter to my church and any other churches out there who need to hear it. It's not about society and sheep, but rather about the church body being the flock. Our preacher/pastor/clergy is the sheep dog & we are the sheep. We need to understand the responsibilities of . . .
What is happiness? Happiness - or joy - is that feeling I recognize as being an overwhelming sense of warmth. Happiness fills me from top to bottom and just makes my soul and my heart leap in glee! So, what's the problem? Happiness - from a social perspective I often hear or read people . . .
I see so many posts about moms who are feeling so bittersweet over how quickly summer ended and school arrived. The new school year is upon us and, frankly, for my son it couldn't come fast enough. Should I even have mom guilt over this? I honestly don't know, but I feel bad for not feeling sad . . .