Monday, February 27, 2017

Stop, Think and Feel ~ Guest Blogging Day

Whoever is patient has great understanding, 
but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.  
Proverbs 14:29 NIV

God has been working on me and my patience as I've gotten older. He continues to show me more and more of how foolish I appear when I am angry. A recent sermon that I heard at our church was on the topic of anger and how to rid your life of anger. It was tremendous because the most important thing I gleaned from that sermon was the fact that my ANGER is ALWAYS the band-aid on top of a different emotion.  

Take for example my experience recently in trying to start a dialogue with a number of different people in our state assembly or even those in my own city regarding Rare Disease Day. I had sent in my proclamation request to the state in the month of November and had e-mailed a number of different people in the middle of January trying to drum up enthusiasm for the event. However, I found that I wasn't getting responses from anyone!

I was so ANGRY. I had that feeling of, "Of course, here we one cares."

Thursday, February 9, 2017

When a Friend Speaks the Truth ~ Guest Blogging Day

Kathryn with Evie
Many are the plans in a person's heart,
but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.
Proverbs 19:21 NIV

I was driving home from the hospital with my baby girl in the car.  My heart was racing and my blood pressure was high.  How could God do this to us?  Just when we had reached the finish-line of chemo...boom, another punch in the gut.

I dialed my friend Kathryn and she answered.

"Can you believe it, Kathryn?  We just finished chemo and now she has pneumonia?  Oh my gosh, are you kidding me?"  I say in response to her, "Hello".

"Tammie Jo," she replied, "This is your life...stop waiting for it to change."

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