I pulled cool air into my chest and held it, my temporary captive. With a loud and sudden puff, it escaped me. I wanted it to cleanse me, hoped it would take away the frustrations like our filter pulling dust out of the air circulating through. As I crunched along over leaves and gravel, my… Continue reading Depressed and Talking to a Squirrel
Today is my birthday. I took my son Luke with me to Hobby Lobby while Lyla was in preschool. I pulled into a parking spot and looked out my window. The car next to me was a black, rusty hearse. Then I saw the license plate: U R NXT. I just kind of froze. It… Continue reading Coma Music
I know I'm not the only one who feels anxious during the holiday season. There is so much to do: meals to plan, presents to buy, cards to address, etc... And if your family lives long distance, you add traveling to the mix. I love to travel. I've been flying since I was a baby,… Continue reading Holiday Anxiety: Scared Chicken To Travel For Turkey Day
Hello, friends! We’ve been pretty busy here with Thanksgiving festivities, enjoying time with family and friends. I wanted to share this great post about loneliness with you, by faithonthefarm17044257. Enjoy!
Loneliness is hard. Everyone faces it at some point. We were made for God and for fellowship with him, and there is emptiness without him. We long for the day when we will be with him forever when we will finally see him face to face. But God never made us to be without human fellowship. He said at creation that it was “not good” for man to be alone. God is enough. All our desires and longings must be fulfilled by him only, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t create us to love one another and help one another.
What do you do when despite being satisfied with God and content with life, loneliness begins to fill you? You don’t want to become bitter. You want to be content and thankful, but inside you can’t get rid of that longing for people and fellowship.
First of all, when you…
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I am currently reflecting on my blogging journey. I am still so new to this, just a baby blogger, really. I can’t believe it hasn’t even been two months since I created Your Mercies New, and I already have 40 published posts. Wowzas! I’m still assessing where I want to go with my blog. What… Continue reading Seeing Struggles Through The Lens Of Faith
I am starting to see a pattern: when I want to write something lovely, I think of an old memory. A glimpse of the past flashes through my mind, and I want to bring it back to life. Reliving these beautiful memories brings me peace when I'm dealing with anxiety. Sometimes I just need to… Continue reading Anxiety Safe Place: Night Swimming
Hello, there! I feel like my last few posts have been heavy, so I wanted to lighten up today. Let's try something fresh and new... food? Okay! I've never done a food post before, so this one will be a first for me! Like so many other moms, I want to make sure I give… Continue reading Unicorn Food