Not JUST a Stay-at-Home Mom

At my church right now, they are asking people to share their stories.  They want us to share how God is working in our lives right now.  I was wondering what to share; I feel that my life is pretty boring right now and that’s definitely a blessing.  I’m not struggling with OCD very much …

God Sees the Beauty

Have you ever felt crazy? Have you felt depressed? Even if you are very blessed Have you struggled with a mental illness? Hoping for just a little stillness Have you felt ugly on the inside and out? Do compliments cause you to doubt? Have you struggled with hating yourself? Feeling like you are beyond help …

More Power

Last night, M.J. was playing a game where we had to “pew” many different creatures: giant robot spiders and monsters mostly.  We were using a gun he made out of blocks.  The gun would “run out of power” sometimes.  To put more power in the gun, M.J. hit the top of it.  I thought, it …

Hurt is Hurt

I just started reading Rising Strong by Brene Brown.  A part in the book really resonated with me: “Hurt is hurt, and every time we honor our own struggle and the struggles of others by responding with empathy and compassion, the healing that results affects all of us.” P.9 When I read this I thought, …

OCD and Overthinking

“My anxieties have anxieties.”- Charlie Brown in There’s No Time for Love, Charlie Brown Have you ever felt like this?  I feel like it is a common symptom of OCD.  Since I have learned about intrusive thoughts I will overanalyze many thoughts I have.  Was that an intrusive thought?  Maybe I really wanted that thought.  …

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