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BLUES   Leave a comment

Have you ever attended a church camp or retreat, and the leader(s) warned you about the “let down” after you went home?  You get all pumped up and fired up and hopefully Holy Spirit-filled and inspired while away, and then you come back home and you don’t sustain that same feeling.

I get the Sunday blues.  So many years I’ve battled the Sunday blues.  When Randy was alive I didn’t have to worry – I had him as company and we often did something or talked after church.  Now that he’s gone, the Sunday Blues are back.

The whole afternoon and evening seem to stretch before me, without anything to keep me busy and take my mind away from how much I miss him and my grief.  I had forgotten to make plans, to make a list of things to do.  So I came home today and all I want to do is crawl back into bed.

I’m not going to.  I will continue to struggle the rest of today.  There is always something to do around the apartment.  I am blessed that I have a church that I can go to in freedom and be lifted up, spiritually, and taught and grow in my relationship with God.  Just, the blues are hard.

Posted May 28, 2017 by Maureen in Christian, Musings

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‘Tis the Season   Leave a comment

I work at a school district.  I am in the district office of a high school district.  I have been overwhelmed with emotion at the news from Newtown, CT.  Everyone in the office was quiet and weepy eyed as the news unfolded on that Friday.  We also lost two of our high school students this month.  One to an inoperable brain tumor, and the other killed herself.

I have more posts to write.  I have things swirling around in my head that I’d like to share.  But this month has been a hard one, and I find I don’t have the emotional strength to write.

There may be evil and violence and sadness and loss.  Yes, we have that and more in the world.  But this thing I know, and this thing I am sure of:

My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.  I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.  On Christ the solid rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand.

My prayer is for you to have all the peace and comfort you can scrape together during this holiday season.  Peace.

Posted December 20, 2012 by Maureen in Christian, Musings

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