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Random Facts About …

This year I am participating in a Facebook group called Bridge to the New Year.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bridgetothenewyear/about/

This group is hosted by the fabulous Julie Jordan Scott, and the new to me Paula Puffer.

In this group, we are given prompts to think about and write to.

Some of it is strictly “Get to know you stuff”.

But most of the prompts help you to consider how 2019 was for you; what you accomplished, as well as what you didn’t.

Not always pleasant, but really, if you don’t review, how can you grow?

Difficulty aside, you can consider how 2020 can be different, or better through these prompts.

I am grateful to have these ideas to “Un-stick” myself.

Now that the explanation is finished, I’ll share a prompt with you that I enjoyed.

Here it is from Day #10;

What are 10 – 30 Random Facts about you? Be playful. Have fun.

1. I have to psyche myself up for travel – I do enjoy it – but I’d rather stay home.
2. I am introverted, however I am not shy.
3. I can be an extrovert if it is called for.
4. I love public speaking.
5. I love reading; but wish I was a faster reader.
6. Our family SPECIFICALLY drives Fords.
7. I love my very large church – I can participate, or I can hide. My choice.
8. I love snow! Even though the only snow activity I do is with a shovel or a snow blower. It’s prettier from the inside – like living in a snow globe.
9. I wear flip flops all year round. Shoes make my feet sore. Disclaimer; I live in Iowa, so I carry socks in my purse, and shoes in my car.
10. My three most UNfavorite things are heat, bugs, and dirt.
11. I like my coffee, strong and black. No foo foo.
12. I love me some carbs – but too many of them make me sick.
13. I love to eat – but not cook.
14. I love to enjoy flowers – as long as they are yours.
15. Given a deadline, I can do just about anything.
16. Without that deadline – you can pretty much forget about it – procrastination at its finest
17. I work with two non-profits – Aglow International and Rebuilding Together.
18. I love taking pictures
19. I’m an avid sky watcher.
20. My heartfelt goal is to help others to get past the trauma and drama of their childhood, so that they can live free lives!

I hope you enjoyed this little list.

Next – I’d really like it if you’d play along in the comments.

I like to get to know you better!

See you next time!

Well Adjusted?

I’ve been reading, watching and hearing a lot lately about people who LOOK OK, but in reality, they are really undone on the inside.

In the age we live in, if you have a sickness or condition that can be SEEN; say poison ivy, a broken arm, or even the need for glasses or a hearing aid, there is all the sympathy in the world.

If you have a sickness or condition that is hidden from the eyes of others; say depression, chronic fatigue, traumatic brain injury, or some other form of mental issue, people my judge you in a way in which to say “Suck it up!’, or “Just get over it!”.

If you are mostly quiet, there MUST be something wrong.

If you are loud and boisterous, you must be OK.

Neither is correct.

The hidden condition is the one I speak of today.

This post will be brief, and hopefully helpful.

Volumes can and have been written on the topic, but not by me.

This is what is on my heart today.

  • Many of us have become very accustomed to covering our inner turmoil up, by ignoring it or otherwise somehow making ourselves look all kinds of normal to the general public.

“In short bursts, one can create the illusion of virtually anything.”

Mike Rowe on being well adjusted


  • Some do choose to ignore it completely.

They seem to have bought the lie that those things will never be better for them, that healing is just a pipe dream and that it would be better to suffer alone and silently until their days are done.

  • Still others, myself included, seem to be able to keep plodding through the malaise, and eventually come up with an answer.

I call this my “Junk yard dog” philosophy.

Tenacious until I get what I need.

My personal decision was that what God told me in His word was either true, or it was a lie.

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Numbers 23:19 (ESV)

I chose to believe that He always tells the truth, and wants what is best for me.

His word never does say that I won’t be sick – the kind of sick people can see, or the kind of sick they cannot see.

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper Isaiah 54:17a (ASV)

(He did not say that weapons would not be formed, He said they would not prosper.)

What He did say was that He would always be by my side.

… for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5c (ESV)

He never even said that everyone would understand!

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Proverbs 19:21 (ESV)

A friend of mine used these words to describe his journey;

“I just kept playing Bible roulette. (Every day) Little bits and pieces. (Of the Word)     Enough to keep me going until I could breathe again.”

Terry Simester


The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Job 33:4 (ESV)

Can you resonate with these ideas?

Are you tired of holding on to the illusion you’ve created?

Have you become exhausted of it yet?

Do you just want to breathe again?

Will you let your “Junk yard dog” take over until you get what you need?

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 (ESV)

I hope you’ll avail yourself of the Bible verses mentioned in this post, and that you find them helpful to you in getting you along farther on your journey.

See you next time.

And remember always; You are

Fearfully and wonderfully made.