March 14, 2009

Worry & Stress

With all the changes that have taken place over the last year (and continuing on into this year) I admit I've been a little worried. A little stressed out. Ok, maybe a lot worried and stressed out. And I'll admit - I don't have all the answers to how things will work out, or what our life will look like now that I've resigned, now that we're preparing to add another child to our family, now that the economy is in the tank, now that we attend a new church, now that we have more bills than money, now that we feel called to continue down the road of adoption work, etc. etc. etc.

I guess you could say that I've been feeling underwhelmed with life in some ways for a while. (You know, the typical woman thoughts - what's the meaning of it all, where do all these chores and tasks and lists I make get me, is there more than this day to day stuff, are we missing the big picture, should we/could we do more? Then I started thinking about a women's Bible study/devotional that's been sitting on my bookshelf for maybe over a year. One that I had purchased, but not actually opened the cover of. One that, for some reason - was beckoning to me. (Divine intervention)

About four weeks ago, I finally picked it up and dove in. I was astounded how very applicable it was for me and to me. I couldn't believe it! It was just what I needed to start taking some much needed grace and applying it to myself in big heaping doses. It has put some things in their rightful place and perspective - namely about wearing so many hats everyday (mom, wife, daughter, sister, worker, volunteer, all around hand-holder, etc.) and how to manage that. How to de-stress and not to be a worrywart. I have taken great comfort within the pages of this little book over the last month and I find myself looking forward to the next chapter. Best of all, it's got me back to referencing with more frequency the scriptures that through the passage of time have such vivid and tremendous comfort and meaning to me today.

If you're worried - if you're stressed out - if you're tired - if you're weary - if you're wearing so many hats in a day you can't remember which one to put on or take off anymore - pick up this book. It's very affordable and you can buy it here and here.

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9 comments :

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sounds like a great book..
Keep your chin up girly..
"BIG HUGS"...
Have a great Sunday...

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Diana said...

I need this..Thanks so much for posting this:)

Diana said...

P.S
I just bought it!!!
Half.com for 4.30 shipped:)

Annie said...

My perpetual scripture calendar for today says..."If your Bible needs mending and is falling apart, chances are your life isn't."

I've done the Woman of faith series before and really got a lot out of them.

hope it's some help to relieve some of your stress :)

Kramer said...

I feel terrible that I have been reading you site forever and never stop to leave a post. I have found such joy in your site. I thought since we have the same LID I should at least introduce myself to you. (sorry for being such a lurker!) When I read your post today I thought I feel the same way and ordered the book too. Things have been so stressful. Thanks for always sharing your thoughts, you are such a wonderful writer and an inspiration to those of us waiting along the road with you. Hang in there, I know you are going through a ton of changes but I know everything will work out for the best. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Kim at Waitingforemma.blogspot.com

julie said...

Thanks, I am in need of something like that. Your post came at the perfect time. (Again, Divine Intervention!)

Single PAP said...

this clearly looks like a book i need to read. thanks for the suggestion.

Kayce said...

I am so glad you posted this...my worry, stress and fear consume me sometimes. Thank you!