Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Since having Sophie, I've been struggling with something rather weird...paranoia and dark,twisty thoughts. To put it bluntly, I'm scared alot. Visions of me getting raped, or our house being robbed, or my kids being harmed seem to plague me throughout the day. I'm not sure why this is happening...perhaps some weird hormone or strain of PPD? I don't know...but it needs to stop. I'm tired of feeling this way.
The thing is...I know I'm not crazy. I'm not psycho and not in danger of hurting myself or others around me. I'm not depressed or emotional...but my mind is just so open to these horrible thoughts! They are not from God...they are right from His enemy.
I heard something so great today at my moms group. A woman, who was struggling with similar problems, would vocally rebuke the voice of the enemy by saying, "I only respond to the voice of my Father". WOW. I was blown away. I was so inspired and so ready to not think the way I have been, that I'm putting it into practice immediately...what a great lesson for us though right? I mean, how often are our minds just filled with a spiritual battle. What voice wins the most? I'm so happy to know that God would not fill my mind with worries, doubts or fears...and now I can proudly call out to Him and rebuke His enemies...

I only respond to the voice of my Father...I only respond to the voice of my Jesus!

Thank you Lord for this comfort today!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Today I was reminded of how amazing it is to fellowship with women.
We laugh,
we share stories,
often we get serious,
sometimes we gossip,
sometimes we sit in silence and watch our children play.

I think God really had it right when he made men too of course. But women, I don't know...they just GET other women.

We can relate.
We can complain.
We can share confidences.
We trust.
We lift up(or we should).
We encourage.
We bond.

And because we bond we...

notice when we've been absent,
we get jealous when others take that time from us,
we protect that bond,
we stand up for that bond,
we come to depend on it!

I so appreciate my women friends and the bond we have created! Thanks for trusting me enough to be a true friend!