"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Boiling Frog

"Create in me a CLEAN HEART, Oh God, and renew a right spirit within me." Psalm 51:10

I struggle sleeping. I toss and turn, I am green with envy listening to Andy sound asleep next to me. There is nothing on my mind that would interrupt me from getting my ZZZ's. But then I am a chick, there is ALWAYS something on my mind even when I say "I am Fine".

I got up no problem, it was staying up that was a problem.

My morning started out great..My afternoon got a little chaotic.

CHAOS: I do not do drama or chaos. I prefer to communicate. I don't hide behind people, I can hold my own. I have always held my own. I teach people how to communicate and do pretty well at it.

*One thing I have learned about myself, I have to BREATH, THINK and PRAY before I respond.

T=Is it TRUE?
K=Is it KIND?

  •  "You don't have to go to every argument you are invited to."
  • It's none of your business what others think about you.
  • Build a bridge and get over it.
  • Life will make you bitter or life will make you better
  • Chaos operates better with participants, DON'T Engage
  • "People don't believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. THEY ALWAYS BELIEVE WHAT THEY TELL THEMSELVES."
** "The problem with the world is not that people know too little, But that they know So MANY THINGS THAT AINT SO." Mark Twain
I was so anxious to run the crazy out of me I forgot to pack my running shoes. I met Claudia in my Merrill's, sockless at Rose Oaks for a trail run. Oh Well! We didn't even turn our watches on. And "WHY yes, we did get lost!" It was so beautiful out there. Therapy in Gods Country. Just what I needed.
Claudia is great at perspectives and focus. She was able to calm me down from my afternoon events, reminding me not to react or engage.
You know the old saying " You can put a FROG in boiling water and it will jump out. But if you put a frog in LUKE WARM water it will BOIL to death.
That is chaos. If you are not careful you will become a product of chaos, it becomes your norm. It will suck the life out of you.



  1. I hope you don't think
    I was being hard on you. I get in protective mode when I see you upset. It was a great run though. I hope more people would use the outdoors as a way to release their stresses. 😀

    1. Claudia, NO NO, It was so helpful. Sometimes we know what we SHOULD do but we do it better when someone else reminds us. Iron sharpens Iron!