More Thoughts on Anxiety….

Last week I reposted an old post of mine on anxiety, several people liked and commented on it and my fellow page writer Troy from Flourishing Life Society made these comments… “Anxiety is one of the topics i have been lost in over the last several months. It plays a huge role in how we live our lives” I know that one thing for sure has played a part in mine. It seems I only just realised just how much of a part it had played too. At the end of 2010 I finally went to the doctors decided to go on anti-depressants… I have battled my whole life with varying degrees of anxiety. But it was not until earlier this year when I was looking for something I had written that I re-read through some of my journals and was SHOCKED to read how often I had woken up…

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My Life Puzzle…

When I consider the pieces that make up my life I am astounded. You never would have thought that piece could fit but it did and perfectly so. Our lives are so complex, we control so many of the moves yet God says all our days are written in his book. Psalm 139. How can this be? I think what makes it work is Romans 8:28 all things work together for good to them that love God and are called according to His purpose. This is only just the tip, and the beginning of understanding the ways of a complex yet simple God and his ways. Last year I added some pieces that were very hard indeed, I thought they would spoil the overall picture for sure but now I can see how the shadow section highlights the brightness around it. It’s a big puzzle and it’s going to take…

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What Gift Can You Give?…

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. ~Ruth Ann Schabacker~ It’s quite amazing to look around me and see the varying gifts that I believe God has given to people and see how He is using them and their gifts. We all have our purpose no matter how big or small we see that it is, it fits into the bigger scheme of things and it is a part of a building block of our world. I have been seeing how each one of our gifts fits into the bigger picture that God has for this world and we all need to play our part in whatever big or  little way it is! My friend plays the piano, she has played since she was little girl, there was a period in her life where she played all the time and many people got to hear her and…

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When I Need Love…

When I was many years younger I don’t think I knew what it was truly like to feel loved and accepted. I knew my parents loved me but I don’t think they knew how to show it. I was so desperate for love and affection and acceptance and that feeling of peace and safety that we all long for. I grew up in a dysfunctional family and there wasn’t much peace in that house. I found this love and acceptance in and with other people that God had placed around me at that time, and although I was well into my teens by then, I was still like a little child, hungry for that love and peace, and the space to just be myself and not feel any tension or that I just didn’t meet up to certain standards. I think this was probably the point at which I transferred my…

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Motivators…

“In life you need either inspiration or desperation.” ~Tony Robbins~ What is your motivating factor? I think that both inspiration and desperation are my motivators… Hopefully more often than not it will be inspiration that will motivate me to do what I need to do, say what I need to say and be what I need to be. Inspiration I receive from so many avenues, the greatest being God, the ultimate creator, speaking such beauty and intricacy into being and uncovering such amazing things around us in the world and I am sure there are still yet many wonders yet covered and yet to be revealed in the world. I am inspired by His love, His gift, His generosity, His sacrifice and His example to be the best I can be and be as much like him as I can. Desperation is also a factor in my life and often…

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Journeying…

Life is a simultaneous inward and outward journey with two individual destinations… deeper and further. The journeys should both take us along the same path if we are being true to ourselves and our beliefs, morals and standards. We are all learning on the inward and outward journey and it is up to us how we will travel, how fast, how smoothly, how cleverly. It will also depend on how our attitude is towards the obstacles we may encounter along the way and if we will choose to learn from the fellow sojourners along the way. We may not have the map for every detail and we may not have all we need for the whole trip with us but no one can travel with EVERYTHING they need. You wouldn’t get very far at all, maybe only an inch at a time to be able to balance all those requirements…

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