Friday, September 4, 2015

Whatcha' reading?

 



Whatcha' reading on this fine day?


I'm seventy-five pages into The Martian by Andy Weir; so far it's quite intriguing. Mark Watney - the main character - possesses incredible ingenuity and calm. Rather amazing, really.


I am definitely intrigued.


I'm curious, will Mark Watney break? Or will he continue to use the smarts he possesses? Will he remain focused and calm? And, will we lean more about him beyond this life or death phase? Will he die? And what about those at NASA? How will their story evolve?


The writing? I like it. It is not beating around the bush. It dove right in. So far, it's matter-of-fact storytelling in the style of journal entries. It's good, it works, but it does have some draw backs. I do hope we are pulled further into Mark's life, learn more about him beyond his gift for ingenuity.


Readers seem to liken this story to that of an Apollo 13 type story. Yes, I can see that. But, I liken this story to that of Cast Away. It's sort of both. Or at least, so far, it seems that way to me.


So. Whatcha' reading?


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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Zapped!

 
 
 

Bike riding. There is nothing like it.


It energizes me. It zaps me.


It's a rush. But it also is a mental challenge, at times.


It's exhilarating. Especially when I have tackled a goal, and met it.


 

The best thing, about bike riding, is pedaling around God's creation. I love the outdoors; seeing the trees, the birds, the sky, the water - feeling the wind and sun and at times the rain - seeing what man has made...buildings, concrete, vehicles. It is all a part of the cycling experience; part of the challenge and the energizing effect and the communion with the LORD.


 
 

Another thing I really like about cycling is the time spent with Robert, our coffee shop stops. Today, we stopped at the 20-mile mark. Our bike rides are helpful to our mental health, decreases our stress load - the load that builds with parenting a child who has needs beyond typical on a daily and constant basis. In between attending to our boy's needs (and the needs of our other children), we escaped on this bike ride to refuel.


 
 

Today's bike ride was a challenge, no less - distance and heat. I whimpered towards the end. The heat got to me; it was 88-90 degrees Fahrenheit. I was staying hydrated, drank about 50 ounces by time we reached the 30 mile mark, but the sweat was pouring out of me. I have never before been sooo drenched with sweat. My muscles became quite fatigued; I started to feel a tingling sensation in my face. My mental thinking was becoming a bit out of sorts; irritability is a yucky thing. It was all a tad concerning to me. So, at about 30 miles or so, when I started feeling those effects of the heat, we took a break. It wasn't our first break, but it was our first due to the heat. The ten minute break was good, enough energy returned to pedal the rest of the way home.


 
 

Today's ride: 37 miles...just didn't have it in me to make it to 40 miles.




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Sunday, August 30, 2015

What's On Your Nightstand? August 2015

 
 
 
 

What's On Your Nightand? - a monthly meme that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month and is hosted by 5 Minutes for Books. I am late with my post, a week late. Life has been busy with the start of the school year. And, gathering my thoughts for this post, well, they didn't want to be gathered until now. Bonus for me though, I am posting this before August is over.

 

 
 
 

• Reading. I have been reading some good stories. A nice array of genres too. Looking at my bookmark, I see that I read four books for the month of July, and five for August. Four books were read for bookclubs; I am enjoying the bookclubs even if all the books themselves weren't fully my cup of tea. The cool thing about bookclubs is that I am pushed to read books that I wouldn't necessarily gravitate towards...that's a good thing.


• July books read. Looking for Alaska by John Green, read for bookclub, it is very far from a favorite of mine...very far. The Giver by Lois Lowry, ummm...wow! -that's an understatement. I am 99.9% certain this will rank in my top five books for the year and one that I will recommend to many over the years to come. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, a good-good-good book AND bizarre. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, a surprise book for me. I went into this book thinking that it would be a fun and easy read without expecting much. It's not perfect but it delivered far more depth and reading enjoyment than I anticipated - it rated high for me.


• August books read. Red Rising by Pierce Brown, read for a bookclub, it wasn't bad, it ultimately didn't do it for me. Glittering Images by Susan Howatch, this book made a huge impact on me...it's deep and full of rich gems with a very accessible storyline that engaged me throughout. I cannot say enough good things about this book; entertaining and profound. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler, read for a bookclub, certainly is one I wouldn't have read by my own doing. I'm glad I read it - it enriched my reading world with many emotions. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby, read for a bookclub and oh my goodness it was so not what I expected. I'm not sure what I expected but it wasn't this - engaging, mysterious in ways, beautiful, creepy-ish, fantastical, offbeat, sensitive...this is a story to discover...beautiful storytelling.


 


• Last book read. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson, I read this book simply based on the enthusiasm of a few in my bookclub. This book kept me up until 2:30 am, I simply could not put it down even though my alarm was set for 4:30 am for work (a 12 hour shift). The entire book surprised me as to how much I would like it...how much it would engage me. And the twist, I didn't see it coming. I finished it yesterday and today I went to the library and grabbed the next book.


• Currently reading. The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson, just started reading this book. I have heard it is even better than The Kiss of Deception; I hope that is hype that The Heart of Betrayal can live up to. Sitting At The Feet of Rabbi Jesus by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg, reading this with a friend. I cannot say enough good about what I've read so far. Much is being learned with a writing style that is not dry by any means of the imagination. Wicked Women of the Bible by Ann Spangler, an advanced reader that was sent to me by the publisher. So far, this book is agreeing with me quite well. It is giving me a perspective that is helpful; I am seeing these women in a fuller view. (See this post, Wicked!, for info on a preorder offer) Knowing God by J.I. packer, I am reading about 2 chapters/week and so far so good...it's definitely a book that does not lend itself to a fast read.



• Read aloud with Grace. The Lightning Thief - Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan, we earnestly started reading this book this past week. We are on chapter five, and I can seriously say that we are hooked! I sure hope the book doesn't fail us now because it has completely sucked us into the storyline.


• Book on deck. Glamorous Powers by Susan Howatch unless another book grabs my attention beforehand. I do believe this second book in the Starbridge series will be focusing on Father Darrow; I cannot wait to dig into his life. By the end of Glittering Images, Darrow left me with a strong desire to have a Father Darrow type person in my life...maybe a Mother or Sister Darrow would better for me.


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What book(s) are you reading?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Wicked!

 
 
 


Wicked Women of the Bible by Ann Spangler is set to be released on September 22nd - I am very thrilled to have obtained an advanced copy of the book from the author/publisher.


I am about half-way through this book; I am liking what I have read so far. I am appreciating how each chapter is laid out with the unfolding of a reimagined story of a biblical woman {20 women are covered}, a brief section of the times, and a takeaway which includes questions designed for individual or group study. I am enjoying the perspectives, insights, facts and questions to ponder.


The reimagined stories of each woman is giving me a fresh perspective to consider; dimensions that I did not see before are being added. While I love learning Biblical and cultural facts, it's the perspective written - the woman's story - that I am finding to be most helpful. Don't get me wrong, the facts and cultural knowledge are very important as they add dimension too, but the reimagined perspective is helping me to see these women's stories in a fuller view. The perspectives also seem to being stay true to God's Word, and faithfulness which is very important to me.


 
 

Once I am done with Wicked Women of the Bible, I'll let you know more of my thoughts, But for now, I want to let you all know that if you preorder the book, you can get a free 40-page e-book of Wicked Men of the Bible. Once you purchased the book, email the author a copy of the receipt before September 22 at admin@annspangler.com


I would like to note, Wicked Women of the Bible could be used with Bible study group as a book discussion. While I am not reading this book to its potential depth, the chapters lend themselves well for digging into scripture a bit deeper as well as into historical and cultural aspects. This book really could flex to whatever level the group would like to go.


To read more about this book, and a preview -- head on over to the book's landing page, Wicked Women of the Bible and/or take a look at Bible Gateway, A Wicked Birthday Party.



 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

It's True! {Icebreaker}

 
 
 
 

It's true! I had an impromptu moment, I just bought a book solely based on a review over at Omphaloskepsis.


I don't usually buy books right after I've read a review. My modus operandi is to put the book on my wish list or my to-read list. Not today.


Today, L's review intrigued me enough that I specifically went to the bookstore for this very book, Icebreaker by Lian Tanner. I bought it not only at a physical bookstore but also at full price. Definitely not my M.O. Umm...yes, I bought two other books but ssshhh...they're a surprise.


What can I say? First off, L's review is full of insight and enthusiasm for this book which in turn enthused me to want read it. Secondly, the storyline is right up my alley. It's juvenile literature that appeals to my reading tastes and that of a daughter or two. Thirdly, I already know that I tend to like most of what L recommends. So, with all that collectively in mind, I bought the book.


Now that Icebreaker is in my hands, when shall I start reading it? Now? -or hold off another couple weeks in order to read it aloud to my nine-year old daughter? {she and I need to finish our current read aloud} OR, just maybe, I should break another modus operandi of mine and do both; read it now, and then read it aloud to Grace in a few weeks.


Check out L's review, {book} never a nothing girl.


Have you purchased a book straight away? -after reading a review.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sixteen

 
 
 

On August 8, 2015 - Elliana turned sixteen years old!


And the following photo is pretty much how she spent the summer months, the last couple months of being fifteen; eat,sleep,and read - and yes, she does read on her phone...books, not just texts.


 
 

Last year, she and I started an annual birthday outing tradition. Being my avid reading child, she and I have fun going out on a birthday date shopping for books and eating a tastebud satisfying lunch. Last year's birthday outing was great fun as was this year's. She's a blast to hang out with. I hope this new tradition of ours will continue as she heads into adulthood, and life takes on new directions.


 
 
 
 
 
Elliana is our fourth child and third daughter who also happens to have a very witty and sarcastic sense of humor which envelopes an abundance of smarts. She truly is a trip. She's a joy. She is now sixteen!


We love you, Elliana, always and forever.



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We celebrated Elliana's birthday with our immediate family along with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Darcy and cousins.


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
For a birthday gift, Grandma took Elliana to see the Temple Lippizans, she had a lovely time.


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Words on my mind...But if not

 
 
 


"But if not, He is still good."
(She Reads Truth)


"When you pass through the waters,

I will be with you;


and when you pass through the rivers,


they will not sweep over you.


When you walk through the fire,


you will not be burned;


the flames will not set you ablaze.


For I am the Lord, your God,


the Holy One of Israel, your Savior..."


Isaiah 43:2-3a



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Monday, August 17, 2015

Journal to Myself.....randomness

 

August 17, 2015


Before the heat index raises and the day gets carried away with things that need to be done for the boy of ours, I decided to take a moment outside...to enjoy the weather, organize my life in the form of lists and take in the sweet taste of breakfast.


Life has been traveling by so fast this year, and I feel like I've hardly been keeping up. This morning, it dawned on me - once again - that I've not been keeping lists of my to-dos of life which encompasses more than kids and work. It was time to take action. Using my simple but effective-for-me planner and some sticky notes, I got busy. Instead of having my calendar planner just for dated things to-do, and then a separate notebook (or scrap paper) for scribbled done life to-dos...I decided to place sticky notes right on to the current month in my planner. These notes will be for the books I want to read that month, scripture references, prayer bullets, to-dos, random ideas, blog ideas and such. I think this method will work.


Breakfast was a great treat today, almond butter. I love almond butter but it is a bit costly so I have not had it a very loooong while. Robert surprised me yesterday by purchasing a jar for me. So sweet. I'm thankful.


Blog posts. There are several post ideas percolating in my mind. A few have been jotted down. One is screaming at me about my lack of movement on writing out the post...it's sort of written, just need to piece together the written thoughts...it's a shout out to my daughter, her birthday - she turned sixteen. All the other posts that are percolating, I need to jot the ideas down on a sticky note to get them out of my head until I'm ready to entertain them further.


 
 

Books. There are soooo many books I want to read. For this week, I've trimmed down my list to a few that I want to start working my way through, and one (maybe two) that I would like to complete this week. What are they?


  • Bone Gap By Laura Ruby - I would like to finish the book this week. So far, it's Very intriguing and engaging.


  • A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis - I should finish this one this week, almost done. Insightful.


  • Sitting At The Feet of Rabbi Jesus by Spangler and Tverberg - it's time to get back to this book. The first half of the book is excellent, and I only set it aside because I wanted to read it along with a friend. Soooo..we've finally got our act together and are diving into this book this week...about 2 chapters per week will be our pace.


  • Wicked Women of the Bible by Ann Spangler - this is an advanced reader copy that I obtained from the author/publisher. I loved the first half of Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus so I am very excited that I was one of the chosen applicants given the chance to read this ARC. It sounds good. I am looking forward to seeing what insights the author will impart. I would like to have this book completed by mid-September.


  • Knowing God by J.I. Packer - this is a read along hosted by Tim Challies. You too can join in, check out the details here. I look forward to this book....have only heard great things about it. The reading pace has been set for two chapters per week.


There is a lot to do today, but I also don't want the day to be carried away with the to-dos. I am sort of feeling frozen by all that should be done today. Isaiah goes back to school on Wednesday, and the girls head back next week. I want to enjoy these last few days with them home.


Here is to lifting my voice up in prayer and placing my hope where it belongs...here is to praying for a smooth day of busyness with the boy, and some time of enjoyment with the girls.


Onward with the day I go.


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"I love the LORD, for He heard my voice; He heard my cry for mercy.Because He turned his ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live." Psalm 116:1-2




 

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What's On Your Nightstand? July 2015

 
 


I am a day late with my post for the monthly What's On Your Nightstand which is hosted by 5 Minutes for Books, but a day late is better than not at all. Especially, since this seems to have become my most consistent post about the books I've read, and would like to read.

I have gone through stretches where I frequently post about the books I have read; it is very apparent that I am currently in a season of not posting much in way of books. Since January, I have posted only once about a book. Once. This year, I have read, to date, twenty-six books. And yet, I've only written about one, here on this blog. I have a better track record on my Goodreads account. I think my Goodreads account is more relaxed; a paragraph suffices for me. On my blog, I feel a need to expand my reasons for liking or disliking a book. The kicker is this, I have a strong desire to post about at least half of the twenty-six books I have read. I have their posts drafted. They need editing. I hope to take the next step and publish the posts..soon. But then, as the day gets moving life moves and the idea of spending time editing and publishing these posts are put on the back burner. It's weird, my more personal-in-nature posts are nowhere near as daunting; I feel less pressure to expand my reasoning.

Moral of this tale? I do hope to post more frequently about books, here on my blog. But for now, Goodreads is where I am keeping the best track of the books I would like to read, and ones I have read.


A word about bookclubs --- last month I attended, for the first time, a bookclub that is organized by my local library. I attended with a friend, forever thankful that she was gamed for going otherwise I would not have gone alone into the unknown. The unknown turned out to be a fabulous eveining with a group of women discussing likes and dislikes of a book we all read. I'm not sure what I was thinking it would be like...maybe low attendance? A click-y group of women? Anyway, this bookclub's focus is YA...all different genres marketed for the YA population, and the club is meant for adults who read YA. I cannot say I love YA...more times than not, it bothers me. But the club itself was great fun. Even though I didn't like the book, it was fun discussing it with others and hearing their perspective. The bookclub meets monthly, and I am excited to continue meeting up with this insightful group of ladies. There are other bookclubs with different focuses that the library organizes...maybe more suited to my current tastes, but they don't meet at a time that is doable for me. I love hearing about bookclubs...are you a part of one?



For June, the Books I Completed:


The Cure by John S. Lynch, Bruce McNicol, Bill Thrall

I was incredibly impacted by this book, but not by the entire book. Out of the seven chapters, two completely spoke to me. Every chapter lended itself for thought; I have highlighted a lot. But it really was only two chapters that utterly impacted and convicted me with Truth.


A Rip in the Veil by Anna Belfrage

I was intrigued by this book because I am sucker for time-travel type books especially historical ones and most especially ones set in Scotland. Yes, it has the typical romance novel elements, but I was happy to see that the author did advance the plot line and developed the characters beyond the lust and instaLove stage that so often is the modus operandi of romance novels. This one proved to be a much better story than I anticipated.


Love Beyond Time by Bethany Claire

This was the not the book for me, that is for certain.


The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain

Well. Hmmm. I really super enjoyed this book, that is until towards the end and then it went a bit wonky for me. The relationship within the story fell into place too conveniently. The story took a spin that was playing out too neatly. And then there was the mix of mythology with Christianity and well...I love mythology, and those stories are great fun to read, but the parallels made with Christianity even with just being made in a storytelling kind of way to explain situations in the story was an uneasy aspect that I just couldn't digest. I really was greatly enjoying the story until the relationship, story spin, and Christianity/mythology aspects started to flesh out.


Christy by Catherine Marshall

I loved this book so much that I am certain it will be near the top of my favorite five books read for this year. There is absolutely so much good about this book in way of writing, setting, characters and the actual story...richness, depth, truth, humanity, ugliness, love. I read all 480 pages within seven days, and that is no longer an easy feat for me.


Brides and Betrayal by Michelle Lynn Brown

I enjoyed this book, but didn't love it by any stretch of the imagination. There was absolutely a great message, but the message took over the story instead of being a part of it.


Veils and Vows by Michelle Lynn Brown

A bit cheesy, very predictable, and not all that complicated, but yet I liked it a whole lot. It spoke to my heart even with all its simplicity. And in the end, I was a satisfied reader who very much liked the story, the entire story.


Chasing Sunsets by Eva Marie Everson

An okay book, but ultimately was not my cup of tea due to the incredible quick "instaLove-let's-get-married" aspect....it just did not work for me, and took away from the strength of the book.


Here and Now by Henri Nouwen

A good, good book. Much of the reading gave me pause to think. I highlighted many quotes amongst these pages. But, I must admit, the last several chapters were a bit flat for me. The strength of the book is the first half. One of my favorite quotes... "Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. It is a choice based on the knowledge that we belong to God and found in God our refuge and our safety and that nothing, not even death, can take God away from us."



I Am Currently Reading:


 

Glittering Images by Susan Howatch

Finally I have started this book, and while I am not far into the story, I am liking this one. I am curious how much I will like the story once I am done, because right now it may seem that I will like it a whole lot. It is richly written; words, characters, mysterious aspects, and Truths. The reading is smooth, and intriguing. The only reason why I have not moved into the devouring-the-words reading pace is because life has not allowed for that luxury. I hope the luxury comes to me this week.


 

Red Rising By Pierce Brown

This is a book for my local bookclub. I am not too far into the read. I am not disliking it but I am also not loving it. The worldbuilidng is very detailed; so much so that it is hard for me to follow. Maybe it's more the matter of me not wanting to take the time to sort out and remember the details. Fortunately, for me, I am usually okay with not having the details immediately sorted out. Usually, the book will do the sorting as the storyline advances...at least that's the case when a book is well written. Beyond the detailed worldbuilding, I am intrigued.


Potential Books for August:

The list is pretty long and vast. As I write this post, July 29th, I am sick with a cold that is a great nuisance...a nuisance that is stripping away my brain cells that care about planning - narrowing down the potential books to the top potentials. So even though my list is long, and because I don't have any top potentials yet, and because my brain cells are very tired, let me ask you...What is the one book that you are currently recommending or would recommend to another reader to read?


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What book(s) are on your nightstand?

 

 

 

 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Twenty


"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love." Ephesians 3:16-17


 

She is now twenty-years old.


Twenty!


Surreal!


It truly was surreal when on July 23, 2015 when we celebrated Eva-Marie's twentieth birthday. It's been twenty years of loving her, guiding her and watching her mature.


It has been a privilege to be her parents all these years. We pray for another twenty, forty, sixty years of having that privilege and honor. (Well, maybe not sixty more years as that would put us into our hundreds and well...ummm...not sure about being in our hundreds).


We pray that we will always be actively a part of her life.


We pray that she will continue to grow in the beautiful ways that she has already grown. We pray that she will love the Lord with all her heart, and through that love she will know the gift of grace, and the sweet joy of knowing Him.


We love you dearly, Eva-Marie!


 
 
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We had a quiet celebration with just our immediate family and the grandparents. Ice cream cake was in order; it was yummy. Pizza from Evie's favorite place was the main dish. It was an enjoyable night celebrating.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

But God.....and cycling


"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

 



Yesterday, while bike riding (and today, for that matter), a belief became more solid.


God created us to move...to be active.


God protects and provides. And the ability to physically exert ourselves is one way he provides and protects us.


Physical exertion brings me physical wellness and equilibrium to the mindset.



God doesn't necessarily take away circumstances or illness or death. But, He does provide ways to help a person adjust to changes, stressors, etc. He created us to move...to actively move. It helps not only our physical being but also our mental and emotional beings. There is something about physical exertion that sets off all sorts of good and positive effects. (see last side note below)


During my bike rides, most especially, I feel His presence. It's a time for me to have communion with Him, to converse in prayer and to mediate on scripture (if not verse by verse then at least by concept of the Scriptures read) and worshipping Him. True, there are many moments that I am not thinking at all because I am too focused on breathing, but even so...My mindset shifts from thoughts focused on the world to thoughts focused on the Spirit.



I am prone to depression and anxiety. It's a fact. For the most part, I manage it fairly well. The last couple years, I've noticed that once a month during my cycle, my levels of anxiety and depressed moods increase. I've also noticed that when I am consistently physically active that my level of anxiety and depressed moods decrease ten-fold. Over the last eight months or so, I have been living with a low-humming of anxiety within myself. It's there, daily. Constantly. Most days it truly is just an undertone of my day. But then there are phases where I wake up to a fairly loud pulsating rhythm of anxiety racing through my body. It effects me. Not to where I am impaired. But it definitely effects my emotions, my mood...my mindset. I think it's more situational than hormonal...that's what I've come to determine. This loud pulsating phase has been in full blast for about the last three weeks. It sucks. It creates a depressed mood. It feeds me nonsense. My mind is easily deceived. I ask a lot of why questions. I feel lost. I feel like there is a hole in my heart and that it will never be repaired.


I am being open about this aspect of myself in order to hopefully convey the impact of this truth...God protects and provides. I see His provision in His gift to me; the means and ability to bike ride. As I seek Him, I continue to see His provision in the gift of His Word.


 


The LORD does not leave. And for me, right now, He is not silent. I strongly believe this. I also strongly believe that He has shaped and formed me even further over these last eight months. He is growing and maturing me. Good will come from the circumstances of my life. I may not always see that good, but I know it is there and will come; I know it will be for the good of God. And that is huge to me! My hope and strength is in Him, always. This brings me solace.


God brings me healing not only through physical exertion (bike riding), but also through His promises.


 

 

Psalm 37 speaks many promises; I have been pouring over this Psalm.


I feel lost.

But God...says to trust Him.


I feel empty and inadequate.

But God...is my stronghold. My hope is in Him.


I feel the need to change circumstances.

But God...says for me to keep His ways and take delight in Him. Be still, wait.


I feel worry.

But God...tells me not to fret.


I feel wounded, pain, and sorrow.

But God...is my stronghold.


It's not easy; it's hard to face down this inner anxiety and depressed mood. It's hard to face circumstances and issues. It's hard to feel lost, empty and wounded.


Physical exertion helps to reset my mindset, to focus on truth.


 


But God....heals.


But God....provides and protects.


He brings solace.


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Side note: Anxiety and Depression are serious medical issues, and for many people medication is necessary. For many people, medication is needed in order to begin making positive changes that will go a long way towards helping them feel better....changes such as taking steps towards a healthy lifestyle which includes physical exertion of some sort. For me, medication is not the answer nor a need. I've been down the medication path before with postpartum depression, and counseling (at that time). For me right now, I know the steps I need to take to help with my healing, and those steps do indeed help me significantly....bike riding (God's provision to me), and seeking the LORD daily...this also includes worshipping Him through music along with being in His Word, and prayer. Fellowship with other believers proves helpful too, especially with those where a connection, and confidence has been formed.


There are people who are physically disabled which does not enable them to physically move, and exert themselves. I do believe that God provides for their needs too, in a unique manner that is suited for them. This is another aspect of my deep faith in Him....my Hope in Him...He provides.



Psalm 37 (Expanded Bible)


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