We Reap What We Sow

This morning I woke up anxious and worried about my older son. He's completing an internship this summer in another state. I had no specific reason for these thoughts. They started to grow so much that I believed I was going to have a panic attack. I called my husband and told him what was happening …

dealing with depression and seasonal affective disorder

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com This is a post from the website of a dear friend of mine and her daughter. It speaks to how mental health concerns can impact our lives. Unfortunately it isn't talked about very much especially in Christian circles. However I would like to see this change. It's nothing to be …

Holiday Highs and Lows-Balancing Dreams with Reality and Remembering the True Meaning of Christmas

It's hard to believe that we are less than twenty-three days from Christmas. "What happened to the year?" I ask myself as I am sure many other people have. I mean I can still see in my mind me and my family sitting around the tree in the living room last year opening our gifts. …

Our First Thought: I was just reading email and saw that I had one from my doctor. The subject line indicated it was related to test results from lab tests I recently had completed. She said that the amount of protein my kidneys are putting out has increased and that I should contact her to discuss starting medication to relieve the condition. As it is the age of the internet I immediately started researching the condition. Fear struck me as I learned that this could be an early indictor or kidney disease. There is some history of this in my family and I started having flashes of myself having to go to dialysis everyday for the rest of my life and what that would mean for my quality of life. I don’t want to live that way I thought. But above all I felt afraid. Fortunately I was able to interrupt my panic and think of God. Pray I thought. Ask God for strength and healing. I don’t have a diagnosis of kidney disease and really I am lucky that I went in for that test and it is something that can be monitored from now on. In my research I also discovered that there are other reasons for increased protein output in the urine including being very stressed or working out strenuously. I don’t know the answer now but I need not panic as I normally do and accept help from my doctor. Thank-you God for urging me to go in for my labs that day because I had thought about putting it off again. Jeremiah 30:17 says “I will restore health to you and heal all your wounds,” says the Lord. Thank-you Father for all that you do and provide. Amen.