“What we do with what we have.” Well, I feel like I haven’t had much lately.
Not much energy.
Not much wisdom for this online space.
I continue to have headaches. Although they are less frequent, it seems when I get one it is a bad one.
I wanted to share a few things I have read on the big wide web that I thought were worth sharing.
This post by Rhonda is about being Jesus right where you are. Even when you wish you weren’t there. And it might just happen at the gas station!
If you haven’t checked out the November to Remember series by Jennifer Dukes Lee, then you should check it out. I’ve printed off the printables and I am following along. It’s a good series and I encourage you to check it out. It does not take a lot of time, but it has been a blessing to me in morning quiet time. This is my favorite post of the series so far.
As the mother of an only child, this post by Crystal Stine went straight to my heart. Because I’ve been there. Read it and learn.
This post by Deidra Riggs changed the way I looked at the work I do around my house, not just my dishes. “The work of our hands is an act of worship, and the extension of the character of God in us.” After reading the post and this line I was able to view cleaning my bathroom differently.
And finally, as we head into the holidays, I wanted to remind you of my easy shortcut for sugar cookies that get so many compliments. You can read about it here.
As I stumbled around this morning to find something for my "too much caffeine yesterday" headache… it gave me a deeper compassion for your struggle with these headaches! Praying earnestly Mary. I'm sure they rob so much life from your days. Appreciated your encouragement this week and just the beauty of your heart.
Thank you for stopping by Rhonda!!
Oh my heart breaks for you with headaches as my husband too has been plagued with them. I know I don't know you or know how you feel or all the paths I imagine you've taken to get rid or at least decrease significantly the headaches, but I hope that what I say is not "fixing" thing for you. I just want to share what my husband and I were led to figure out (through God of course). Perhaps you know this in your journey, but my husband learned how much nitrates/nitrites, barley, oats and similar, Calcium Disodium EDTA, chocolate, many preservatives, lots of sugar and smoke foods cause his headaches. He also can't sleep in too long or go without food too long or he will get a headache.
I don't know if any of those at all are causing your headaches, but I can tell you it took us a year to figure this all out with MAJOR changes to how I cook and what we eat…super exhausting and stressful…once we did though, we were amazed that he has not had a headache or migraine for 6 months, he has one on occasion (usually trial in error with foods), but not like before!
I will be praying for you to find clarity and healing. I am so sorry you have to be in pain-that is super hard!!
Hi Dionne, I appreciate your thoughts. I am suffering from post-meningitis headaches. It takes time for them to completely go away, but I am seeing improvement most weeks.