Monday, April 7, 2008

It's Lurking Around the Corner - AGAIN

Today is Monday. Every Monday is a chance for a fresh start. Every Monday I have plans for the week, new routines I want to set, or things I want to avoid that week. Even though I seldom accomplish my goals, Monday still makes me hopeful that this time, this week, things can change.

I've been fighting off depression again lately, and I'm going to do something about it this week. Today is bright and sunny and warm, so Wendy and I are going to spend time outside. I think we may go to the park, or at least to the walking trail. I think the week of heavy rain & gloominess has really taken it's toll on my emotions; we'll remedy that today with a bit of fresh air & sunshine.

I'm also going to get the Gazelle downstairs where I can use it. It's been upstairs gathering dust since we moved, which is just plain silly. I'm not sure how I'm going to move it downstairs since I'm not supposed to lift more than 25 pounds, but I'll figure it out!

I'm also going to reinstate my daily Bible study. I did very well for about two weeks, and then I got off track. I'm planning to go back over the last several days of the study, and start fresh. I really like the study, but it was so easy to get out of the habit, and to get overwhelmed with other nonsense.

So, my friends, please pray for me again, that I can fight off the depression. It seems to be a more constant struggle now than it has been in the past. I could use your prayers for peace, for healing sleep, and for motivation to do the things I need to do each day.

Thank you!

4 comments:

CrownLaidDown said...

Praying for you, Jeni. Lord, thank you that You have given to Jeni a spirit of power, love and self-discipline. Thank you that You love her so very much. Fill her with You, LORD. Amen.

Love,
holly

Ps I'm only on week four day 2, maybe we can still try to interact via email.

gigere said...

Just wanted you to know that I am and will pray for you. Love you!

Heather said...

Praying for you, Jeni!! I'm there with you on fighting off the depression. No regular sleep schedule (Ladybug's teething again), no regular Bible study time, bad eating habits, bad exercise habits. All things that contribute. But I love to be outside when the weather is sunny, so that helps.

You are not alone in this struggle, girlfriend. God is carrying you through this.

carrie said...

You are still in my prayers! I pray that God will give you that peace and quickly!