Stressed-Less Liiving – After the Study

I went to Melissa’s website ( this morning without even thinking about the fact that our study ended last week.625439_408667745895242_189186595_n

I panicked.

What was I going to do now???

How am I going to live this stressed-less living thing without the support of our group?

Then I recalled the verse from last week:

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” Lamentations 3:22-24.

And, I realized that I can do this.

Living stressed-less is God’s plan for me and He is still here. Right beside me. Waiting for me to sit at his feet like Mary and her his voice.

It’s not been easy though.

This is the week when my husband had his doctor’s appointment.

We went.

We know nothing.

The “C” word still lingers in our minds.

It hangs in the air between us.

Our hearts are troubled, but not broken.

As a friend just told me, “apparently God is not ready to give us an answer.” So, this is the time when I hit the reset button and trust him to have it all under control no matter my circumstances.

He alone knows what the future holds.

He alone controls the answer.

So, I decide.

No stress. I am sitting at his feet.

I am hearing his voice.

I am sharing my fears, my anxiety, my anger

with him.

Tracie’s book and Melissa’s study helped me to know that I can do this. My life doesn’t have to be stress filled but can be stressed less.

Even in the storm.

 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” Mark 4:35-41

My prayer is that my faith is strong enough for whatever my circumstance.



Living the Gifts of Christmas – Fruit of the Spirit/Patience

This week I am focusing on patience.

And boy to I need to!

Having it.

Exhibiting it to others.


I’ve never been good at waiting. But, I know, to receive God’s best I have to wait.

So, I’m trying.

Then I came across this picture on a friend’s facebook wall.64777_10200834413613320_1029837592_n

And, I’m speechless. Thanks, Deb.