Hey, I’m moving!


moving to a new home

Posted on January 15, 2014

moving

Hi everyone,

I’m very excited to tell you I’ve moved to a new home.

My new site is called ”faithsighanddiy.com”. You will be transported there by WordPress. You don’t have to do anything. On the new site there is an about me page that explains it all. Plus I’ll post a “sticky” post for a week or so that will show up on the front page.

Reasons:

It will be easier for me to have everything under one roof.

It will allow me post not only about depression but other parts of my life.

It will you a better idea of who I am overall.

Plus, because it’s a big upgrade I will be able t do so much more with the site.

Looking forward to having you visit me in my new home. Gotta’ go and decorate my new home.

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a heartwarming post to start your day and make you feel good


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I hope  you find this as inspiring and heartwarming as I did. I know this person very well. 🙂  You’ll be getting my version of the same story in the future. It’s just taken a long time to write it. I am publishing this to “theworminmyapple.com” as well.

Faith, Hope, and Love

Two years ago yesterday Down syndrome became my reality.

Two years ago today I sat in this same hospital where I now sit. Scared.

Two years ago today I watched as doctors performed an echo-cardiogram on my son who was less than 24 hours old.

Two years ago today I ran into a young man with Down syndrome sweeping the floors of the maternity ward. Scared for my son’s future.

Two years ago today my then dreams and hopes turned to fears.

Two years ago today I knew one thing. I loved my son.

Today Down syndrome is just another part of my life.

Today I sit in the same hospital. Happy. Smiling.

Today I’m thankful for my son’s health.

Today I saw several young people with Down syndrome. Working. Enjoying lunch. Enjoying each others company. No longer scared for my son’s future.

Today my fears have turned to hope.

Today I know much more.

Today one thing remains from two years ago today: my love for my son.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13

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my box at God’s feet


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I’m going to briefly share a concept I believe God gave me a long time ago about how to “keep our thoughts” captured as written in II Corinthians 10:5. Most Christians know this verse but very few know how to do it. Just try to talk yourself into not thinking certain thoughts almost guarantees that you will.

So years ago when I was fighting depression, in particular without medication, I learned this technique. I will be sharing this at depressionsgift.com as well. But seeing as how it works for me now on what I consider just some “bad days”  I’m sharing it here as well.

I used this technique just this morning during my devotional time. Continue reading

what does my blog say about me?


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This blog is written in response to the daily prompt, mirror, mirror, on the wall. What does my blog say about me? Hmmm, I’m not sure I know but I think I need to know, so here goes with some impromptu remarks.

I think it says I have way too many interests and am interested in way too many subjects. Which makes figuring out what to write about difficult. That’s why I started my other blog, depressionsgift.com. At least there I know what my subject matter is. Even then I wished I’d named it something else because it’s really more about healthy mental living, not just depression.

I’m glad I found this prompt because it’s helped me clarify for myself what I want this blog to be. I want it to show the subjects I’m interested in as well as general musings about life as I experience it. I want this blog to be “lighter” than depressionsgift but include my interests in deeper issues. Both blogs will reflect my faith, not always in words but certainly in perspective.

Sometimes I look in my mirror and like what I see. Other times, not so much. Some days I’m interested in art, other days recipes. Lots of time, DIY projects. All I have to do is look at my boards on Pinterest to know how scattered I am at times. (I had no idea I was interested in that many things.) This is the blog I want to post DIY projects and decorating ideas from my home.  I may eventually combine these blogs but I’m worried I will lose followers or screw the whole thing up.

I think I just wrote this post for me only. I finally have it figured out for myself, where I’m heading here.  Thanks WordPress for the great prompt.

a messy life


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(I painted the picture above on YUPO paper. I have no idea what it’s supposed to be but l like it. It reminds me that life is ambiguous at best.)

a messy life

I don’t know about you but I find life pretty messy a lot of time. The perplexities, the questions, the downright confusion. I have a hard time understanding where God is at times.

Like learning today that a friend of ours, who was just diagnosed with lung cancer five weeks ago has stopped his treatment because the tumor in his lung continues to grow even after aggressive treatment. His journey on this earth is coming to an end very soon. He gives generously of his time and his money. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like him. Why him, I ask? Shouldn’t cancer be reserved for murderers, rapist, terrorists, etc? (At least it should in my world. Yes, I know how that sounds. Especially for someone who ascribes to Christianity. I’m just saying what a lot of people think.)

And yet our friend would be the first to tell you of his faith and why he still believes in a God who loves him.  This might well be his prayer as well:

(from http://tworiversblog.com/) “God, sometimes it is so easy to believe and sometimes… I know You are good. I KNOW IT, but sometimes… it just gets so hard to see it. You love me. You want the best for me far more than I even want it for myself. Sometimes I just don’t know how You are working good through the mess this life sometimes tosses me. In those times, as I seek understanding, help me to never lose faith.”

I hope this prayer finds a responding chord in your heart and encourages you in your faith.