Today I went to the doctor to have my knee X-rayed.  I should be delighted that it is nothing more than a sprain.  The doc mentioned that my knee was practically arthritis free, there were no breaks and it was much healthier than knees of those much younger than me.  I should’ve be elated by that – but much like Eeyore – I felt that dark cloud hanging over my head.

When we aren’t feeling well, our emotions seem to take on a life of their own and everything becomes intensified.  Little things become huge.  Our minds play tricks on us.  We imagine things that simply aren’t so.  When we get a good report, we think something else is wrong with us.  We feel like hypochondriacs.  At least this is the case for this Eeyore.

I feel guilty for putting others out.  I feel like a burden. All the lies that Satan would have us believe come at us like a Brinks truck – crushing us, pushing us over the edge and into a pit of despair.  This sort of thinking shouldn’t be a mindset for one who is considered an encourager.  However, it seems to me, there are times when an encourager needs encouragement as well.  Sadness, depression, anxiety are emotions that affect every one of us.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”  John 14:27

Such beautiful words of comfort – straight from the mouth of Jesus.  He was prophesying His own death at this time, but gave His disciples the assurance that His peace would remain.  Our world is filled with sickness, death, desperation, depression, sadness and all the other junk that Jesus carried to the cross and died for.  There is no longer a reason for us to suffer, because He has done it for us.

Still, we are human beings, living in that sin sick world.  We are imperfect.  We’re subject to things that bring us down – worry us – cause us to falter.  The simple answer is to follow His lead and let our hearts not be troubled nor afraid.  Seems so easy, doesn’t it?

We’ve not been promised a life of perfection here on earth.  That is the life we’ll enjoy after our death.  In the meantime we are to be in the world, but not of it. Do not be affected by the things of the world.  Do not succumb to the lies.  Do not give up.  Throw away the black clouds and walk in the light.  Our day is coming soon.




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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  1. hatrack4 says:

    In the immortal words of Al Sleet, the hippie dippy weatherman, “Just remember, inside every silver lining, there’s a dark cloud.”

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  2. Lovely post! This is good news, one could even say it is the bees knees! As to being a burden, I assure you we were all carried into victory and beyond, a few thousand years ago at the cross. I too suffer from the affliction of not burdening others, however we actually deprive them of the opportunity to love us and to store up their own treasures in heaven when we do that. 🙂

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    • says:

      What a beautiful thought. I wouldn’t want to deprive others the opportunity to love us. I am also glad that the bee’s knees are in good order. One less thing to worry about. Thanks for your encouragement.

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  3. I’ll sign you up for the marathon I saw advertised today…I’ll be on the sideline offering water and cheering you on!
    Hence, you are not a burden…instead,​ you are a hero to many around you as you are the life of the family, the theater group, the kids you touch…
    But like you, I tend to look for that other shoe—and worry about leaving this life a bit incomplete…it all comes back to trust—something I’m still working on…sigh

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  4. Yes, the encourager sometimes needs encouragement, too. My mother faces daily challenges as she is the primary caregiver for my stepfather who has a myriad of health issues. There are times when she needs some extra encouragement.

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  5. Wally Fry says:

    Glad to see no real damage

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