This video went out to my Facebook.com/StrokieGal followers on the 25th (benefit of following that page!) but I know not all of my blog followers have FB, so here you go. :)
On Monday I shared some writing updates, cross-posted to several other of my blogs, Hannah's Hope (infertility, miscarriage and adoption loss book, published NavPress, 2005), Harvesting Hope from Heartache (book in progress, praying to complete and submit for publication soon), and InfertilityMom (personal updates, primarily motherhood after infertility / loss).
Last week, I talked about the dreaded hospital pain scale and how to use it when chronic pain clouds your perspective. Find these thoughts on my chronic pain/illness blog at Given Me a Thorn.
In my personal life, God's been challenging me to grow in my prayer life and personal relationship with Him. Faith, trust, grace, patience.
I'm really trying to:
and replace my gripes with praise!
Finding the balance between focusing SO MUCH on my eternity that I cannot embrace the here and now, and trying so intently to be fully present in each moment of this life that I easily get bogged down in the struggles and sorrows, is an ongoing balancing act for my soul.
My focus verses in this area are Philippians 4:8
and Colossians 3:2.