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It’s Monday morning and during the past four hours, I received six emails from friends who are struggling…and it’s not the Monday blues.  I think that we, as women, get overwhelmed at times with all the transitions in our lives. I know that we are affected by disconnected relationships, our husbands’ stress, our childrens’ failures, uncertainty in our jobs, changes in our bodies and ongoing frustrations that we can’t immediately fix, comfort or resolve.

Heard last night that ______’s van died and they’ll have to get another vehicle – they are barely scraping by as it is now … it never seems to end.

I feel like that most days as I’m job searching. 

I don’t have enough money for gas so I can’t go. 

Struggling … hmmm … how can I put everything into a “nutshell”??  … feeling weepy and emotional lately –  Big time issues with body image and weight.  Issues regarding finance worry me a little.  Also many “little” things bother me..

I’m not doing well with all the upheaval in our home. I feel like things are falling apart…fast.

Please pray with me. Our family doesn’t know what to do with dad.

It’s hard to hear your “baby” cry on the phone and be ten hours away. Yes, they have to deal with life as it comes, but it hurts your heart, as I’m sure you know. 

Remember that picture that I posted on the blog a while back?  It was a picture of our water front, after a fresh dump of snow.  Chris and I marvelled at the twists and curves of the exquisite layers of snow, landing on our lawn and marine railway. It looked beautiful….what we could see looked just beautiful.

Most of the snow has melted now and recently, when we went down to the water to check out the melting ice, this is what we saw.

Underneath that beautiful layer of snow was a menacing mole, tunneling his way through the ground and tearing up the grass. We actually saw the mole while we were sitting on the steps – it was about four inches long.  Seemingly insignificant things can cause disproportionate damage. You can “look” great on the outside but the little annoyances and upsets can really pull you down.

Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom. Song of Solomon 2.15

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  1. Karen Perrott

    Wisely said , my friend.

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