I’m sitting on my couch three days before Christmas. I’m queasy, exhausted, and my attitude is less than stellar. It’s been a hard six months. Really hard. Can you be miserable and thankful at the same time? Yeah, I think so – because I’m there. Sometimes though, it’s a battle between the two. Whichever one… Read More Before you kick this year to the curb…
How many times have you said it? It’s Saturday night and you’re staring down at your carb-load meal of french fries and ice cream. I deserve it. I can’t start on the weekend. I need to get back to the gym, Monday’s the day. [Simply Living Love uses affiliate links in blog posts. Read our… Read More I’ll start my diet on Monday.
I’ll never forget standing in my kitchen that day, the key player in this illustration of a gross lack of self control. One example of many, I listened as a stressful situation unfolded on the other end of my smart phone. Processing possible solutions and trying to diffuse the situation, I felt the intensity bubble… Read More Self Control: Saying no to the things that tempt us most.
I once wrote a blog that included the statement, “I feel things…” I went on to reflect on the fact that I’m intensely emotional…which I consider to be a GOOD thing…with some bad side effects. Do you ever feel out of control when you’re upset? Kids push you over the edge? Someone makes you so angry you… Read More Unglued
The photo above is of one of three shrubs beside my house. I hate them. If I even go near them with gardening gloves, I am somehow left with the sting of a thorn, Why does it feel as if there’s something in a thorn that continues to burn even after we work to protect… Read More Thorn In The Flesh – Can anxiety be cured?
It’s an unfair world. I had a conversation with my oldest daughter a while back. She was feeling frustrated because, sometimes, doing the right thing didn’t seem to have any benefits, and doing the wrong thing appeared to lack consequences. We sat and talked about how, regardless of how things seem, in the long run,… Read More What to say when the bad guys win.
It’s Friday morning. My kids are at school and I’m home today. My favorite sweatpants are hard at work. I haven’t had my coffee yet (yikes!) and there’s a stack of papers sitting behind me on the ottoman calling out to be dealt with. I need to switch the laundry, pay bills, and there is… Read More If you want it done right…let someone else do it.
I like natural remedies. I also support the medical community. I’m a middle of the road kind of girl. If I can stay healthy naturally, I’m going to do it, but I’m extremely thankful for the advanced medical care we have available to us. I do get frustrated, however, that much the medical community not… Read More My Top 6 Favorite Natural Cold and Flu Remedies
You might ask me how I can be praising God so intensely when He is the one who allowed us to go through this trial in the first place. To you I say, it’s very easy. Life is hard. I don’t believe that this is the world God originally created. It… Read More Trials That Strengthen Our Hearts: An Update
I started reading through the book of Proverbs recently. Oh, I want to be wise. As I was sitting with my middle schooler the night before school started this week, I read to her from chapter one. This book was written for young people too. These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and… Read More The Night A Bible Story Freaked Out My Kid And Why I’m Okay With That