Sunday, November 06, 2011
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
How long will you assault a man? Would all of you throw him down -- this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
They fully intend to topple him from his lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse.
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
Lowborn men are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie, if weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath.
Do not trust in extortion or take pride in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong,
and that you, O Lord, are loving. Surely you will reward each person according to what he has done.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Offically we only got 5 inches of snow - but: it was wet, so how accurate was the measure? and 2. I don't live at the Harrisburg airport where the official nunbers are computed. At our house, we got several more inches than that.
I have attached pictures in my gallery.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Several weeks ago DH and I thought the bathroom scale wasn't working right, so we bought a new one. I cried when I got on it - it weighed me 10-15 pounds MORE than my old one did. I'll get around to changing my SP page, maybe yet tonight.
Obviously that did nothing to help my state of mind (for details on that, read my blog "Confession and TMI"). Well, I'm an emotional eater, so guess what I did.....yeah.
I'm slowly working my way back from eating like that, and now that (knock on wood) my latest respiratory infection seems to be getting under control, I'm planning to resume exercise.
Update on my mental illness. I'm not clinically depressed - well, it's a part of it. I was diagnosed this morning by a psychiatrist as being bi-polar. So, in addition to the anti-depressant, I'm now taking a mood stabilizer and something else. But I was very favorably impressed by the psy. dr (I refuse to spell it out every time), and I have a follow-up visit scheduled already.
So, you ask, how does God fit into all this? Well, let me tell you: He's right here inside me. He let me get so bad off even I realized I needed professional help. He provided a psy. dr who is a woman (always a plus in my book), who ONLY treats patients over the age of 60. Isn't God GREAT!!!!
God comforts me, guides me, leads me to others who encourage and comfort me (some of them are on SP), and He reminds me that He will NEVER leave me, that He will ALWAYS be with me THROUGH a situation, and First Timothy 1:7, "For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (fear), but a spirit of (His) power, (His) love, and of a sound mind (or 'self-discipline'). I believe God's will for me is to have a sound, disciplined mind, but that I need to arrive there with psychiatric help. I see no contradictions. So PRAISE THE LORD!
Later in evening - I'll reply to Missy (YATMAMA) here - bi-polar folks have deep depressions and extremely high 'highs' - an anti-depressant alone would tend to push one into worse mania. Mania is not necessarily really, really happy - it could be really, really irritable, maybe even violent. But I don't know it all.
Mood stabilizers are called for. And from what else you said, it may be that your m-i-l actually was allergic to anti-depressants. But, I still have plenty to learn about bi-polar disease.
Thank you one and all for your prayers and encouragement. You mean a great deal to me., my SparkFriends.
Friday, October 21, 2011
We were 'in the neighborhood' the other day when the Zanesville, OH man let all his exotic animals loose then shot himself......we actually drove thru town that afternoon.
So the stories of "Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!" were of great interest to us.
Yes, too bad so many animals had to be killed, but folks, the alternative was too risky for the humans in the area; especially since it quickly turned nighttime and rainy.
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