When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Monday, June 13, 2011


Virus!  That is a word to send fear into every mother's heart.  And believe me, it doesn't even matter how old your children are, it is still a hard time for everybody!  Every one of my children have been sick in the past three weeks.  They ended up very ill, missed school, went to the doctor, got well, got sick again.  It has seemed to last forever and been nearly unending.  Then add more allergies on top of that, and we have just had way too much fun!  We are all sick and tired of being sick and tired!!
Just when I thought I was finally getting through with the dreaded mountain virus, I came down with it myself.  Got sick, went to the doctor, got a shot, got sick again, went to the doctor, got antibiotics.  Why is it that I have to get whatever they have had with a vengeance!   I am still feeling tired, but finally getting better in spite of that.
Life can be so overwhelming sometimes.  No matter how hard we try, there is always more going on than we planned.  There is always something happening to cause us to sit up and take notice.  Something that throws us for a loop and keeps us on our toes.
No matter how carefully I plan, it seems as if there is something to cause plans to be broken, changes to happen, life to move on.  I have discovered that a large part of my life is spent dealing with change.  It is up to me to decide how I am going to deal with all the change.  There are many different types of change:  Good or bad, happy or sad, sudden or gradual, trivial or earth shaking.  There are so many different types of changes and so many different ways of coping.  Since many aspects of change are beyond our control, our approach isn't so much how to avoid them as how to cope with them.  We have to develop patience and tenacity to endure the changes that will come to each of us in our lives.  I have learned that adversities in this life aren't a reason for discouragement and despair.  Rather, when the storms of change start to howl, the Lord's people wrap their faith tightly around them.  They turn their hearts toward Him and trust Him that He will help them endure the changes.

"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress."  Bruce Barton

"Always remember that the future comes one day at a time."  Dean Acheson


  1. It is tough to cope when you are sick, I hate it when my kids are sick, and the unknown virus is always the scare, it is hard to be calm, I always feel better once I know what it is, and that one of us has survived! Hope you are back at it soon. I have learned to expect changes, but it does not make it easier.

  2. Glad you are starting to feel better. Take it easy though...I think as mom's we get right back into the swing of things before we are really ready and get run down and sick all over again...

  3. Oh dear. I'm glad you're all on the mend and pray you stay that way! It's funny (ironic not ha-ha-) how alike, yet different, our posts are today.
    Stay well!

  4. Stay better this time!! (Of course you're trying to.) Sorry I'm not closer to bring ya some dinner or something. Whenever I'm very sick, I try to think of how much more I'll appreciate being healthy after another reminder of what it's like not to be. Still, I feel like I know it enough to never be sick again to be reminded. :)

  5. I'm sorry you're sick; that's lousy. Did you know that lysene is good at combating viruses? Good for you for not letting these unwanted changes in life discourage you! I too, have been working on this. My new quote, "stay calm, and carry on" is taking root, and it feels great!
    Take care... :)
    Corine :D

  6. I do pray that you will all stay healthy. I remember many moments like this while raising children. Change is constant and indeed we just need to lean on our Savior to endure the hard times and cherish the good time. I always say Enjoy the moments.
    Blessings to you!
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  7. even reading this, i felt like i had to wash my hands! so sorry about the crummies. luv the leaning into God bit though and am blessed by u. keep on.

  8. The sickies are always difficult. Glad everyone is on the mend. Thanks for stopping by my blog for SITS day!