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Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @ 9:53:00 AM - Written by Doug Hignell -

It has been a tough few days and discouragement has raised its ugly head. I can handle stress up to a point but when it reaches a certain level then I have trouble holding it all together, especially my sense of God’s presence and love for me. If I am not careful discouragement and even a sense of depression take over.


This week is more than full: I have a medical procedure, a TV commercial to shoot, a company Executive Team meeting to deal with profitability, and numerous details to take care of before a 3 week vacation starts next week. To top it all off I purchased a new netbook for the trip so I could continue to blog and stay in touch with people through Skype. The computer doesn’t seem to be working correctly. In the middle of Monday morning I spent 2+ hours on the phone with technical support for the manufacturer. I ended up being transferred between 6 or 7 individuals including a nice man in India who I could not easily understand and ultimately who could not help me. Finally I paid for support only to find that this is a common problem with this computer. This all turned my day upside down; I missed several key things I wanted to complete and ended the day further behind and even more discouraged until I exercised which helped some.

 

Today is better. How exciting that each day is a new day. I purposed today to start fresh in God. I am writing after spending some precious time strengthening myself in the Lord. I meditated as I listened to worship music (soaked) until I began to sense God’s presence. Then I meditated on life verses that I run to when my spirit needs encouragement: Psalms 27:4; Psalms 91:1-2; Habakkuk 3:17-19; Ephesians 3:14-21.


I am ready for a fresh start today. I am encouraged even though the activities before me have not lessened. I am going to simplify today though and send the new computer back!

Comments
The above describes my week in a nutshell! Thanks for sharing your heart.
Kathryn Redman @ 10:38:00 AM 5/28/2010

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