Tell the Truth?

I was listening to the song, Truth Be Told by Matthew West the other day.  I thought, Wow, this is relatable. “I say I’m fine, yeah I’m fine, oh I’m fine, hey I’m fine, but I’m not.  I’m broken.  And when it’s out of control I say it’s under control but it’s not.  And you […]

Always Give Thanks

I had been thinking about writing a post about thankfulness and the sermon in church this morning was about thankfulness.  I know this year it can be harder to find things to be thankful for, but I want to remind you it is always possible.  Writing down things you are thankful for is helpful for […]

Playing With Fire

The other day Dan lit a candle and M.J. was very interested in it.  Dan told M.J. we don’t play with fire because it’s very dangerous.  I was reminded how often we can play with metaphorical fires in our lives.  Sometimes when people tell us we shouldn’t do something, it makes us want to do […]

It’s Okay to Get Angry

Parenting is hard.  Parenting during a Pandemic is harder.  Parenting during a Pandemic with a mood disorder is even harder.  Sometimes things that happen can trigger depressive episodes.  A situation that occurred in my life recently made me sad and angry.  I think that combined with the 3-week Covid pause, and possibly the cold weather, […]

Anxiety and Guilt

While talking to my therapist recently, she asked if I felt a little proud about a certain situation.  I said, “Well, I kind of feel guilty.”  She said, “Yeah, that’s a common thing for you.  Feeling guilty when you don’t need to.”  Well, I guess she knows me well!  I guess my therapy might be […]

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