Monday, May 19, 2014

Monday Morning Motivation

Depression.  I have never experienced its awfulness until I was abandoned.  I thought I had been depressed before, but no.  I had no idea.  It encompasses your being.  I still have the physical symptoms that go along with it and it is hard for me to get out of bed in the morning but I keep moving.  Keep giving it to God and keep pushing myself to enjoy the things that used to bring me joy.  That being said I am so blessed and I am happy.  Yes I have to deal with residual effects and I have to deal with an uncertain future but I am finding that I am the norm rather then the exception and many others have the same struggles and worse.
So what am I thankful for today?
The Nazarene Church in Raleigh that has taken me in and cared for me.  The worship team that has allowed me to sing with them on Sunday Mornings.  The songs are my comfort.
I am thankful for friends.  Thankful for prayers.
For Gaby my Zumba instructor that keeps me moving.  For the ability to move:-)
For the wonderful Mother's Day Weekend with Erica.
For time spent with Steph, Josh, and Caleb.
For Brodie.
For my job.
A never ending list of things to be thankful for.
I find the most difficult part, for me, is the worry about the future.  Do I get to keep my house?  Will I have enough money to retire?  Can I afford health insurance. I know I need to trust God with my life and my worries.  I do my best to put everything in His hands many times a day. It is a process.
"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, 
and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow.  
God will help you deal with whatever 
hard things come up when the time comes"
Matthew 6:34
Good Advice
Happy Monday Everyone!
Enjoy Your World:-)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Monday Morning Motivation "I Praise You In the Storm" Casting Crowns


"Praise You In the Storm"

I was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say "Amen", and it's still raining


As the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to you
And you raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can't find You


But as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm




I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth
I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth

And I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm