Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Various Journals

Here is a site with numerous topics to journal about: The Golden Age of Notebooks

I've written personal stuff in a diary for 40 years. Intermittently, I use a prayer journal, Goal journal - My Dream Portfolio, a creative journal, and a gratitude journal.

Excellent Post on Bible Journaling

Check out this inspirational article from a fellow blogger.

Great Article on Living a Better Life...

How to Live A Better Life Story tells how writing, and living a Christian life, can lead to a more purposeful and intentional life as we reflect on the story we are living, transforming into being more like Christ.

Ecclesiastes 1 - Summary

Ecclesiastes 1
*Book is full Existentialism *Written by Solomon, son of David

Summary of Chapter 1
-        Death makes fleshly life meaningless
-        We are never completely satisfied, thus, repeat previous efforts.
-        We constantly start over, like the rising of the sun.
-        Generations come and go, but the earth remains.
-        Life is like chasing after the wind.
-        Life is tiring, but Jesus makes it bearable. (Matt. 11:28-30)
-        Prove the writer wrong by leaving a legacy.
-        Just as the sea is never full, we are never full.

-        Key Memory Verse: 1: 18- For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Poem - I Give Up

I'm mad at You, but still seek Your face. Without Your hand, I'm out of place. You push too far, I'm not that strong. I've suffered in poverty for far too long. I've held my head high,  put up a good fight... trusted in You, tried to live right. But enough is enough! I surrender, I quit. My dreams- I'm releasing, as I crawl into a pit.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Life's Not Fair

Life's not fair-sick of trying,
Wavering between yelling and crying.
My hope is gone, no more denying.
Sick of optimism, sick of lying.

Financial issues discouraging me. I'll bounce back in a couple days...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Earning CEU's...

Almost done! 7 more hours!
Course Credits Exam Date Date Uploaded
102035: Competence as an Ethical Standard for Psychologists 3.00 Feb 6, 2015 Feb 6, 2015
101407: Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Early Brain Development 3.00 Jan 31, 2015 Jan 31, 2015
101309: Caffeine-Related Psychiatric Disorders 1.00 Jan 24, 2015 Jan 24, 2015
102020: DSM-5 Overview of Changes 3.00 Jan 24, 2015 Jan 24, 2015
100295: Manifestations and Management of Chronic Insomnia in Adults 2.00 Jan 23, 2015 Jan 23, 2015
101852: Psychotherapeutic Medications 2011 4.00 Jan 21, 2015 Jan 21, 2015
102028: The Menopausal Transition - A Possible Window of Vulnerability for Eating Pathology 1.00 Jan 21, 2015 Jan 21, 2015
102067: Personality Disorders & the DSM 5 1.00 Jan 21, 2015 Jan 21, 2015
102086: DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder 1.00 Jan 21, 2015 Jan 21, 2015
102059: Self-Injurious Behaviour 2.00 Jan 20, 2015 Jan 20, 2015
102014: Responding to Suicidal Risk 1.00 Jan 20, 2015 Jan 20, 2015
101171: Social Anxiety Disorder and Alcohol Abuse 1.00 Jan 20, 2015 Jan 20, 2015

10 Things Not to Say to a Depressed Person | World of Psychology

10 Things Not to Say to a Depressed Person | World of Psychology

Important Reminder... just when I believe people truly get it, I am told, "Don't be ignorant... you can do whatever you set your mind to..."

I have learned it is best for me to avoid social interactions when I am seeking peace and productivity. The majority of my daily influences are negative. Finally, finally, after a lifetime of feeling pressured to talk about my feelings, get some fresh air, help others, (or any of the other suggestions given to people with depression), I have let go of the guilt and allowed myself to take care of me.

After avoiding negative influences yesterday, spending my day in bed, meditating on Scripture and calling the name of "Jesus", I woke up today recharged... and ready to write. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What if there is no God?

What if there is no God?
You know there is. You feel His presence. You hear His voice.

But I can't see Him.
You have seen Jesus. You see God in your surroundings.

I need more.
You have all you need. You have your faith.

I don't have faith right now.
God is still there. He's wanting you to come to Him. Stop calling on man to fulfill what only Your Father can meet.

I don’t have the strength to believe…
He will give you the strength.

This is stupid. I don’t want to discuss this anymore.
Why? What do you have to lose?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Talked to Him ‘bout the bills that I owe,
the talents I have, the ways I must grow.
Change of seasons are nearer than ever.
Preparing for storms in different weather.
Fully dependent on God Almighty-
My faith does waver, thoughts are flighty.
No more existing day after day.
Sacrificing comfort to live God's way.