Well, John and I have made it through 25 years... um, almost... our anniversary will be this Wednesday. We renewed our vows on Saturday, because he will be getting ready to leave on a mission trip next Saturday.
It was a beautiful service, so I am told, and I made a beautiful "bride"--if that is what you call the woman in a renewal of wedding vows service. We had a good number of people come to support us, although I was aware that had we done this same service at our
I have known for a very long time that I suffer from chronic low level depression. I'm not really certain when it started, and maybe... maybe I have never really felt what it feels like to be "normal."
Yeah, I know, "normal" is a setting on your dryer.... "Normal" is a town in Central Illinois... I even lived there for several years--and my daughter does, now...
Here's the thing, though... I have always been able to "dig out" of
Yeah, it's like been months since I was last active on the Board. Seems every time I wander in recently, I end up putting my foot in my mouth, and running off again. Ah...well...
So, I am back again, for a while. I guess I once again need a place to feel connected to other people I care about. Sad, though, that the only two "user notes" I ever got were written by friends who are no longer on the Board themselves.
I've seen a lot of people come and go. Some,
I am the Sheepgate that preserves my flock;
....through me they enter and safely go out.
I am the Shepherd who supplies their needs,
....leading them forth in prosperity and peace.
I am the Savior who offers them life;
....I, the Abundant Life poured out to them.
Savior and Shepherd, Lifegate now opened,
....Freely pour out to us all that we need.
Let us hear Your voice, still gently calling
....And turn again to
So, we have a new Bible Study going in our church. It is entitled "Chick's Night" and is for women only.
Turns out to be a really good thing for me, as I need a safe place to vent without worrying if what I say will go any farther than here.
We just finished a book study (Colossians), and are now going to do an "issues" study-- relationships--with the book The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, a Christian psychologist. I have already read this