Proverbs 16:24

"Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." -Proverbs 16:24

January 23, 2012

"never be afraid to sit a while and think"

(Title quote by Lorraine Hansberry)

FPFG says it best. These words. And these words. And so many more.

The first one, if you clicked on it, was exactly what has been going through my head. Why do I think I am so dang cool just because I didn't make a facebook post about my New Year? I am in desperate need of committing to a lot of things this year, but my aloof-ness (?) stood in the way. I didn't want to be like everybody else and say that I was going to start working out (which I did). Or eat healthier (which I did). Or try to get in the Word more (which I have). Or be a better friend (which I hope I will be). Or write more letters (which I have been doing). I am the most resolution-y of all! I just let me coolness and pride get in the way of sharing about it.

Next. Her next post, "We Can Be Alright" made me cry. Ok, sob and weep....don't judge. I am overboard with stress and emotions right now. Our car broke down. My student loans got 60%. We live in an attic. Our house is still on the market and no one is looking at it. A silly health issue that lingered after my pregnancy may get me kicked out of my Air Guard unit. Our ministry is going to struggle (Stable Days) if we can't find funding and hold a session in some sort of location that is safe for the kids and horses. And all of this is made worse by an increasing fear that my weak mind and already full heart will fail and that I won't be strong enough.

I don't have more words right now. I am probably being over dramatic, and 'the sun will come out tomorrow' but for today, I am tired and overwhelmed.

Are you feeling the same way? Is there something big in your life that's going on? I will pray for you. I would be honored to pray for you. Or send you an encouraging letter on the beautiful stationary I got.

Lemme know.


  1. Josh's mom need prayer desperately!! She is in the hospital in Florida. She didn't have an brain anurism...but something Like a secondary vessel broke leaking a small amount of blood on her brain she will be in the icu for 10 days...her daughters to not believe in god...( sigh). So extra prayer for them as well.
    I'm sorry there is so much going on in your life...remember his works miracles everyday.

  2. Shoot, I'll pray for YOU! You have a lot on your plate!

    You know, I saw all those facebook statuses too, when I had it and after awhile it just looked fake and kinda copy cat like, you know? I think keeping your resolutions to yourself like you did could probably work better for you since you aren't doing it to impress anyone, but rather better yourself.

    I hope things start picking up!!
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

  3. Oh Hannah - so sorry to hear of your troubles - Yes - we all have struggles and yours seem right up there with the best of them at the moment - So I will pray for you! Take care and find strength in your beautiful family. Kelley