In the distance you hear a faint humming and buzzing sound, your heart races as you envision a bunch of bees are swarming angrily above your head. Suddenly you realize it is not the sound of killer bees but your alarm is going off and you desperately try to set it to snooze. You snuggle under the covers for another five minutes of peace and quiet. Harsh reality hits you like a … [Read more...] about 3 Things to remember when you have Mom guilt.
What do you place your hope in? Hope is defined as a person or thing in which expectations are centered. What you place your hope in, defines how you live your life. The following examples are based upon numerous people and stories mixed together, the names are fictional. Lisa based her worth on her intellect. She attended the best schools and received the highest grades and achievements … [Read more...] about Where do you place your hope?
Spinning around and around, my mind can go faster than Jimmy Johnson around any NASCAR track. Unfortunately, trophies do not line my cabinets for the dizzying speeds at which my thoughts can go in the middle of the night. Have the "What ifs" of life ever taken control of your brain? Perhaps like me you began to think about your aging parents and as they face health concerns you imagine every … [Read more...] about What if?
Deep anguish surrounded my heart and the salty tears of sorrow caused my pillow to become dampened with grief so deep it could not be spoken. Racing in a million different directions, my thoughts exhausted me. Desperately, I begged God to answer my prayers with what I considered a perfect plan to a problem I could not fix. God, where are you? Do you see? Help us! Short and broken phrases were … [Read more...] about Hope in the darkness
Pounding hard, my heart felt like it was going to explode from my chest. Cold sweat trickled down my spine as I tried to understand what the doctor was telling me. My mind was swirling and spinning as I tried to grasp what was going on inside of my body. Because my thyroid was dumping dangerous amounts of hormones into my blood, it elevated my heart rate and blood pressure to … [Read more...] about In the Eye of the Storm
Have you ever had times in your life when your mind is racing so fast but at the same time it is stuck on the same thought over and over again. Anxious thoughts and fear have taken root inside your brain and you feel trapped. You long for a prayer for anxiety and worry to bring hope to your troubled heart and soul. I can vividly recall times in my life where I have been afraid; and yet I could … [Read more...] about A prayer for anxiety and worry to bring peace