“I’m not confused, I’m just well mixed.”  Robert Frost

As I go through this “wonderful” stage of my life, there are times when I feel like I’m losing it.  One of my greatest fears is that I will do just that at some point.  So far my health is pretty good, but there are days when I forget things, do really dumb things and generally feel like I’m getting one step closer to the funny farm.

I believe that confusion can create solutions and that most of our problems can be solved in one way or another. Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say.  I wonder who they are, don’t you?  I do believe that statement though.  Everything that man has invented was because of a need.

God has blessed us with intricate brains that allow us to work things out.  We may never move mountains, but we can re-distribute a pile of dirt.  We might not achieve great monetary success in life, but we have many opportunities to succeed.  The world will never be at complete peace, but we can do something personally to create peace in someone’s mind or bring the comfort of God’s promises to those whose minds are at unrest.

Confusion will spawn imagination – imagination thrives on creativity.  I’m a creative person and I’m also married to one.  It usually takes my mind a while to catch up to his entrepreneurial ideas, but I have learned to trust his thinking, even when I don’t get it.  He’s almost always ten steps  when we’re walking.  However, together we can do amazingly cool things.

When we become overwhelmed by confusion, we need to turn that befuddlement over to the One who created the earth, the universe and ahead of me – even all that’s in it.  He can make sense out of chaos.  He has all the answers.  He will set us on the right course.

Right now it may seem that I’m losing it.  I might still put the recycling in the trash bin instead of the one reserved for recycling.  I might get into the wrong parked car and start talking to a complete stranger.  I might accidentally mistake Mr. Clean for mouthwash, but at least I didn’t actually use it.

As time goes by, so do memories.  We also have so much information stored in our brains, it sometimes crashes. We need to be rebooted or kicked in the butt at times, but we also need to remember that aging isn’t the end of things.  It’s simply bringing us one step closer to eternal life.

When the storm is over, I know that God’s hand was in it.  He protected me through it all and someday I’ll realize that all of this had a purpose for the final outcome.  God knows what He’s doing!




As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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9 Responses to AM I LOSING IT?

  1. so ever since the detached garage was broken in to…as in being here for 20 years with no problems, we build a detached garage and someone thinks smashing out a brand new window to steal the 4 wheeler—as in how is that going out the window, is a good idea—anywhoo—we added the security system to include now the little garage.
    So last night, we set the alarm for the house and garage and go to sleep.
    This morning one of the garage doors to the little garage is wide open. Gregory swore he shut it…but he didn’t.
    So there was a detached garage, with a boat, lawn mower and 4 wheeler wide open all night with an armed alarm…one errant bat, possum or deer and we’d have hit the ground running—a mind is indeed a terrible thing to lose!!!!

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  2. “He can make sense out of chaos. He has all the answers. He will set us on the right course.”

    This is something I really needed to see today. Thank you.

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  3. I once heard that as women we should leave a can of corn at the top of any stairs and the bottom. That way if we head up or down and forget what we were going to get we can grab the can of corn and look like we know what we are doing! There was a lot of truth in that concept.
    Love this post!

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