Tag: control

The Connection between Worry and Control

 September 15, 2021

Do you worry about people and events over which you have no control? Are you stressed out from trying to control all those things you worry about? Tell me, are worriers control freaks? Is there a connection between worry and control? In high school I had this crazy idea. The things I worried about never […]

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Psalm 60: Playing the Blame Game

 February 19, 2019

There is something about human nature that relishes casting blame on others. Once my children were gone I had no one to fault but myself when I misplaced items or the house was in disarray. How convenient to now have a husband to accuse when I can’t find my car keys or sunglasses or if […]

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A Bouquet of Flowers!

 November 25, 2017

Season of Gratitude A bouquet of flowers! But . . . they’re so expensive. I leave my thoughts unspoken. You could have spent the money on so many others things: something more practical, gifts more lasting. Flowers fade so quickly! A bouquet of flowers! Why do I find it so difficult to accept the fragrant […]

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

 August 30, 2017

“Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day,” we used to chant as children, longing to go outside and play on a rainy day. I still say that chant when cloudy, rainy days follow upon each other for more than two days at a time. I can take one or two days of rain. […]

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Post NaNo Slump

 December 5, 2014

NaNoWriMo successfully completed – check. Thanksgiving over and done, family members all safely home – check. NaNoWriMo slump – wait, no slump yet. What’s up with that? Last year after finishing my book for NaNoWriMo, I had a two week slump. I missed the challenge, the excitement of putting everything else aside in order to […]

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