Have you ever watched the Tour de France? Packs of bicyclists power through the mountains in Europe, often topping speeds of 70 mph on their descent. This can make for horrific crashes when a cyclist misjudges a curve, slick road, or the distance between him and the cyclist (more…)
Isn’t it crazy how many times we find ourselves overwhelmed?
Do we find ourselves so overwhelmed with life, that we rarely find ourselves overwhelmed with the love of Christ?
My whole life has been overwhelmed by unexpected circumstances.
The origin of the word overwhelmed is believed to be Middle English and was used as far back as the (more…)
In its most tangible form it might be a book that goes everywhere with you in your purse or briefcase. It could be hanging on the wall in the laundry room. Or maybe it’s in the kitchen, stuck to the refrigerator courtesy of industrial strength magnets super-glued to the back (like mine). Or perhaps it’s the app on your computer or smart phone that never gets a rest.
The year 2005 was pivotal for me and my husband, Mike. Our son had graduated college and married his sweetheart. They then moved to New Orleans for seminary. On the one hand, I was so happy for them, but on the other hand I was going through a grieving process, missing my only son terribly. This empty nest was not suiting me at all. I was stressed and overwhelmed!
It took a while, but we finally adjusted to being empty nesters.
We enjoyed doing new things together, even took up (more…)
When I walk into my office and I haven’t had time to clean off my desk the day before, I immediately become overwhelmed. I attempt to re-do my To-Do list at the end of each day for the next day just to clean things up, knowing it will make the next day start off on a more positive note. When I don’t do this, because of lack of time, or unexpected interruptions, then the next day begins cluttered as well.