On the way back from Tokyo, I was talking with my friend (we drove together) about food. As moms, we both struggle with feeling guilty about the kinds of foods we feed our family -- if its brocolli, its good, and if its organic, its good, and the rawer, the better. BUT if its chocolate … Continue reading Anxiety about food
I think I spend half my time with the LORD searching for some sort of feeling of peace, contentment, assurance that I'm doing the right thing. I don't realize I'm doing it until I come away from time in His Word feeling frustrated and confused -- and then I feel guilty for seeking a feeling, … Continue reading What am I looking for?
Tonight, I'm sitting up on our veranda with some candles, a little wine, and my iPod, playing a Bible study session with Beth Moore. My hubby recently bought me a little table for only 850yen at a recycle shop -- bless him! He knew how I would love sitting at it, journaling and thinking, which … Continue reading Yearning
(I just realized that two of my limited number of recent posts are entitled "Whoa." But I really don't know what other word to use to describe my current feeling, so "whoa" it remains.) Whoa. (That may have been redundant and silly, but I couldn't help myself. (Okay, I'll stop with the asides now.) I'm … Continue reading Whoa.
When you have a baby, everyone you meet has an opinion, whether it's natural birth, epidural, finding out the sex of the baby, breastfeeding, scheduling, baby-wearing, the family bed, sleeping through the night, starting solids, immunizations, etc, etc, etc. It's so helpful to know that others have been there and survived -- but my personality … Continue reading Babywise, Part II
When I was pregnant, I heard tons from other people about Babywise -- for and against. I read the book and thought, "This sounds like a breeze!" I was eager to meet my baby, who would eat every three hours and sleep one-and-a-half hour naps all day. (And would, of course, be sleeping through the … Continue reading Current "Babywise" Thoughts
I'm tired -- I feel like I need to rest, but other things keep calling for my time and attention. The baby isn't napping well today. There are two loads of laundry that need to be folded (and since one load has sat in a basket for a few days, there's probably ironing to do, … Continue reading The First-fruits
Hello. My name is Jamie, and I am addicted to fear. Reading this post yesterday jump-started my thinking, and after having an anxiety-ridden night, I realized that unless I wanted to have a panic attack someday, I needed to do something about this problem. (And I don't think its coincidental that the night after reading … Continue reading Living with Fear, Part I