Archive for October, 2015


Saturday, October 10th, 2015

It is the evening of October 9th, and I have just spent over an hour online. I have been to a spiritual website,, and, of course, Facebook. In between I have looked at my mail, and now I am here with my readers.

I have been subscribing to various mystery series, and I am inundated with wonderful novels, which is great if I weren’t getting behind with both my reading and my writing. I have had some health problems, but still, I have to organize my day better. There must be time for the spiritual, the family (immediate family is just my husband and me; more extended includes my step-children and my three adorable grandchildren), writing, reading, and my enjoyment of drawing and painting in water colors. Except when I go out and do my volunteer work, go shopping or spend time with my friends, the television is on most of the day, even when I am involved with other things and not really paying attention to it. At night I like to watch a few of my favorite programs and the news. I have to fit in my reading and writing early in the day or else I am too tired to concentrate.

I would like to share with you one important thing that I have learned from personal experience about coping with health problems. First, Jesus told us to take one day at a time. He said in Matthew 6:34: “So, never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have its own anxieties. Sufficient for each day is its own badness.” Therefore, if we want to endure and hopefully enjoy each day, we have to reduce our anxiety, and this can be accomplished by having more faith. Don’t get overwhelmed. Pray, spend time with loved ones, and strengthen your faith by reading from the Bible and applying what you read to your everyday life. With faith and love in your life, you can tackle most anything.

Until the next time, have a wonderful evening and great days ahead. Enjoy the autumn weather. Except for the Spring, it is probably the best time of the year. At least I think so.

Best wishes,