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Thoughts from 1am

I used to shake my head and laugh at those bloggers who stayed up till all hours of the night writing out their posts because I knew that would never be me. And yet here I am at 1am in the morning, typing out a post because I’ve tried everything else to fall asleep and it’s not working.

I have a very good night time routine. I don’t eat anything in the late evening, stay off electronics right before bed, and I’m usually in bed between 10-10:30pm. I brush my teeth, take my meds, read my devos, and lay down. Usually my meds knock me out within 10 minutes and it’s all good. But tonight it’s not working. I laid down and a very intense feeling of rage came over me. Why? Good question. I’ve been trying to figure that out for two and a half hours. And why it has happened the last two nights also. A feeling of frustration and anger for no reason that makes me restless and unable to fall asleep. Then I remembered.

When I first started taking these meds, my emotions got really out of whack. Like, seriously bad. Picture the stereotypical teenager in puberty and that’s pretty much what I was like. One minute I would be nice and cheerful and the next ready to scream at the top of my lungs with no cause for the change. It was SO frustrating to suddenly feel out of control of my emotions but still be responsible for them! A friend of mine suggested that I start taking a natural supplement, St. John’s Wort. I’m kind of wary of natural remedies (apologies to every lady at my church!) because I haven’t had any success with them and get tired of hearing how they will solve all your problems. But this lady is an ER nurse (plus my doctor agreed that it was a good idea) so I begrudgingly decided to try it for a few weeks and my emotions leveled out to a manageable degree. I haven’t stopped taking it in probably a year or so.

Until Wednesday when I ran out and forgot to get more! Guess when the issues started. Yeah…

You know, sometimes I hate taking meds and that supplement because I don’t like feeling dependent on them. But this week has reminded me that the side effects of my medications are real and I can’t ignore them. We live in a fallen world where things: hearts, bodies, brains, etc are broken and need help. It’s okay to use what God has given us to help them. It’s good to take the meds and be grateful for them.

Okay, that’s all. Now maybe since I got that off my mind, I can get some sleep! Goodnight all!

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2018 in epilepsy

 

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A Temporary Traveler

So you may have noticed that things look a little different around here…like I completely changed the name of my blog and stuff like that…

My domain was giving me all sorts of trouble (which is weird since I own that domain, but whatever) so in the end I just decided to start afresh.

I’ve been contemplating time lately. And feeling a little convicted. How much time do I spend on things that are of eternal value and how much do I spend on things that are temporary? As I thought about a regular day, I realized that not a lot of it was spent doing things that are of real worth.

And that’s how the new name came about. I remembered that this world isn’t my forever home, it’s a place I’m called to minister in for a while. I pray that as you read, you are encouraged and we can praise the name of Jesus together.

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2017 in blogging

 

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Springtime

I haven’t been posting much because of the beautiful weather!  We’ve been living outside for the past few days and I haven’t been on the computer a whole lot. My days are filled with:

 

1. Spring Cleaning!  My family has taken over my chores in order to prepare for the summer when I won’t be here. In return, Caroline and I are spring cleaning the house.  We are almost done with the kitchen!

2. Jumping on the trampoline with my siblings!

3. Glorifying God for his creation!  I always end up doing that in spring especially.

4. Homeschool- helping with my siblings and some friends of ours.

5. Preparing for summer camp- can’t wait!

6. Babysitting

7.  Enjoying my family

8.  Learning more about the Lord through his Word!!

 

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2013 in blogging

 

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Already?!

As you can see, I’ve made some changes in the look.  Now, I know what you’re thinking: “You’ve only had your blog for five months and you’re changing the theme already?!”  I know, I know.

The problem is, I was looking through all of WordPress’ themes the other day and I found this one that I like more. It has a lot of brown, which I like, but I can also change the background.  I love the journal look, too.

So, there you have it. Call me fickle if you want.

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2013 in blogging

 

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Busyness

We are working on some BIG projects around here.  For Christmas, Caroline and I get to remodel our room and we are starting now.  I can’t tell you all about it because it’s a surprise for Rebecca, Bethany, and David….but it’s going to be AWESOME!!!!!

Anyway, that’s why it’s been kind of slow around here…hopefully it will speed up around the weekend…then again it may not 😛

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2012 in blogging

 

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Leave of Absence

Some good friends of ours are heading to another state for a week and they have invited me to go with them.  So it may be kind of slow around here for the next week.  Just wanted to let you know that I haven’t disappeared for good!

So, to make up for me being gone, I’ll leave you with some quotes.

 

Patience is the companion of wisdom.  ~St. Augustine

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
~William Shakespeare, As You Like It

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.  ~Corrie Ten Boom, Tramp for
the Lord

 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”) For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.
 
John 1:1-18 ESV

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2012 in blogging

 

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What Moms Think of That Daughters Don’t

My family has a private blog that I use to blog about what’s going on around here.  You know, to keep them all updated since none of our family lives near here.  My uncle started this blog and encouraged everyone to use it.  Mostly, it’s just me.  My uncle posts sometimes but usually I feel like I’ve overtaken this blog.  I know my family doesn’t mind because they like to read it.  So I started my own blog and since then, I have only posted one thing on the family blog.  My mom mentioned something about this to me. I responded by saying that I didn’t really think anyone read it except my one uncle.

She explained:  “You have a wonderful opportunity to be a witness to your family.  They have always thought that we forced you to live the way we do, the way that is obedient to Christ.  Through your writing, you can show them otherwise- even if it is just one uncle.”

She’s right.  If I can be a witness to just one person, it’s worth it!  It reminds me of the parable of the lost sheep and the lost coin.

Lesson: Moms have a little more wisdom than daughters.

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2012 in blogging, family, witness

 

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