I wrote this on the 5th of Jan. 2014. I wanted to post it to bloggerlovestheking. I couldn't find where I could leave a comment. So I will post it here. I have been following the mentioned blog for a several days. I should also mention that this sweet lady, Debbie was my team leader when I was a part of the FB Group 31. It goes like this:
Debbie, thank you for posting SIMPLIFY on your blog. For many weeks now I have been in an overwhelmed state of mind. And since my DH lost his job on Oct. 28th, it has been snowballing out of control. After all the Bible Studies you would think I would be able to just let it go. Suddenly my priorities became all tangled up. My Bible Studies became weaker and my praying became more like begging. My housekeeping is incomplete and sorry to say; my personal hygiene was lacking. I hate to admit it, but I think I have been falling into a depression. Ever since Thanksgiving I fell back into bad eating habits. I don't think my doctor will be impressed.
I love your word SIMPLIFY. It helps me by lowering my anxiety level and frees me from my own bondage. I can see how making changes little by little will work. I use to say to my students, when I gave them a big project to do "you can't eat an elephant in one bite. You have to eat it bite by bite" I don't recall where I actually heard it first, but it does work.
I plan to keep up with your posts through out this year, Debbie. Although I am not participating in the OBS (Online Bible Study), I did buy the book Made to Crave by Lisa Terkeurst and started reading it. It is truly a part of what I need to make changes in my life. I thank God for each brand new day! His arm of mercy is long.