Quote: Patsy Clairmont

“Mental health
requires effort.
Align thoughts daily; “think on the good,
true, pure, just,
lovely” will help.
This is not easy in
our news soaked,
war torn world.
Allow prayer to
help you
release things
you cannot
control or change.
Choose life-giving
habits that
lead to peace.”

Patsy Clairmont

⚔️🎶Valor🎵

⚔️VALOR by @christynockels

🎵”I’m staring in the face of all that my story holds in its wake. Every gain and every loss and pain that feels like an ocean that still need to cross.

My heart is heavy, I’m weary to the bone. And the voice of fear, it keeps hunting me down just to hold me under, but

CHORUS Oh it’s me, I’m still here standing in a strength that’s not my own. I don’t face this hour alone ’cause Jesus Your cross, Your death, Your resurrection life in me. You’ll always be my valor.

With You I will face the day and the war that’s over me. And what I choose to believe, You’re the lifter of my head and a shield about me as You answer my cries for help.

And Jesus you keep calling me by name with a love that just keeps hunting me down, just to hold me up now….

Repeat CHORUS

I’m marching to the beat of a heavenly drum. I’m standing in a battle that’s already won. And I can almost hear it, the sound of the trumpet calling me onward, to a better country. X3

Repeat CHORUS

Yeah, You’ll always be my valor, my bravery in the face of it all. I’m standing in strength that’s not my own…”🎶

🎥LISTEN & WATCH HERE:
https://youtu.be/sR1RwFsFKjs

#sharingHope #hopeinHisPresence #singanewpsalm

5 verses to comfort and reassure

There are many moments where I find myself needing comfort, or reassurance that God is present with me in my situation, that what is bothering me matters to Him.

I have found that the more I add verses to my collection of cue cards, and/or memory, which contain the truth I am needing in the moment, the calmer I become, and more confident that His Presence goes with me.

That God is more than enough for all I am needing in my weakness.

Maybe you feel the same at times as well.

These are 5 verses which comfort & reassure me of His Presence and care when I need them most. I will share another 5 later this week, so you can have my top 10 to add to your ‘what to pull out on the hard days” toolkit too.

#sharingHope #hopeinHisPresence

Making space for cozy weekend vibes

As much as I love to help others when they are lonely, hurting, struggling & broken with need, this weekend that is me. I am tired. Not depressed, anxious or fearful. Exhausted. Which hit yesterday evening, right before a triple shift day of work. So as of 11am today, I am unplugging to make it through this day with 💯 focus on the task at hand. As of 11am tomorrow, I stop working for the weekend, and spend time with my loved ones, church family, fur babies, and God. And probably lots of music, books & laughter.

Cozy weekend vibes ahead.
Refueling of my body, mind, emotions, spirit & heart.
Preparing for the week ahead after leaving this one behind.

What cozy plans do you have this weekend?

Brighter days ahead

The snow has brightened up the morning for me today, and so has an answer to prayer as to why my mood is lower than usual this winter. I thought it was just my SAD (seasonal affective disorder) was worse than usual.

I had major surgery at the end of May, and the expectation was my body would not lose any estrogen afterwards.

That has not been the case. So I start a new med on Friday, and should feel like my old self pre-gal issues in the next two weeks.

If I hadn’t told my doctor, she wouldn’t have referred me to my specialist to review things with me again post surgery.

So brighter days are ahead. Because not only did I pray about this need, I followed His prompt to tell my doctor. And I got the answer & the help I needed.

Don’t be afraid to speak up your need. If the first person you speak to can’t assist you, keep looking.

Later tonight, I will share some resources for you on where you can go for different kinds of help.

#sharingHope

Bell Let’s Talk

Not only are anxiety, loneliness, depression & opioid overdose on the rise here in Canada, but so is suicide.

Every day, more than 200 people in Canada attempt suicide. 

12 are successful. Let’s change this.

To learn more about ways you can take action, visit bell.ca/letstalk

**If you or a friend are in need of urgent help, call the Talk Suicide Canada helpline at 1.833.456.4566 or visit talksuicide.ca.**

#belletstalk @bell_letstalk

Mental wellness week

Yesterday was not a great day for me. I still got to work with folks I love, get puppy & cat cuddles, and lie down for a bit, but the unexpected stresses of technology rose higher than I expected, and I wasn’t prepared. I hadn’t slept well or eaten well, which took a toll on my energy & mental health.

Most days, I can manage pretty well, but those are the days when I press in to His Presence, share how I am really doing with a close friend, and take the best care of me I can.

It struck me this weekend that one of my recent deceased friends will never meet his soon to arrive grandson, which made me sad.

Several of my friends are struggling with family drama, illness, loneliness, injury, or depression & anxiety.

So am I.

This week, I will be sharing some of my journey, a few helpful resources, as together we get honest about mental wellness, and its impact on us.

#mentalhealth #mentalwellness #grief #anxiety #depression #selfcare #bellletstalk

Word of the week: Psalm 40:1-3

“I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.” (Psalm 40:1-3 NIV)🌿

Points to ponder

If you could un-invent something, what would it be?

If I could uninvent something, it would be preservatives. I miss the old days when we would go to the store every day or few days for what we needed to eat fresh meals. We still bake homemade bread, rolls, cookies, soups, etc from scratch at home and love to visit our local grocer or farmer for our fresh veg and fruits.

What about you? What would you uninvent if you could?