Life is Grace

Seeking the Blessings in the Chaos

It’s cold. And changing my antidepressant from Cymbalta (which was helping my fibromyalgia but had quit helping my depression) to Fetzima (vice versa) isn’t helping my grumpy mood any. I have developed strange food cravings (carbs, sugar, and more carbs) and I am frighteningly grateful for cable TV and Law & Order reruns.

We have just endured several weeks of a painful cold snap here in Minnesota–you know, the kind that makes your face hurt every time you go outside, and a high temperature that straggles above zero degrees Fahrenheit is cause for celebration? One member of our little family, however, is a champion at keeping warm. It’s …

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Really, frustration should be listed as one of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. I’m too tired and sore to feel rage, which is what this feeling would morph into if I felt better…although of course my not feeling well is the cause of the frustration, so there you go. Another example of the crazy spirals and …

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Every week, the women over at RevGalBlogPals, an organization formed to support women in ministry who also happen to blog, have a weekly feature, Friday Five, covering a variety of topics. This week, 3dogmom writes (the image above is hers also): It’s been a week of ups and downs at our house. On Tuesday I …

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my favorite little things

January 15, 2014



These are some of my favorite little things!

Fiona a a newborn puppy

Fiona a a newborn puppy

Mom and me (age 4) pickniking at Minnehaha Falls

Mom and me (age 4 ) on a picnic at Minnehaha Falls

My dad's WWII memorabilia

My dad’s WWII memorabilia

10th wedding anniversary flowers from George

10th wedding anniversary flowers from George

Hot coffee on a cold January afternoon!

Hot coffee on a cold January afternoon!

The stark beauty of Lake Superior in winter

The stark beauty of Lake Superior in winter

New books--Xmas gift from George

New books–Xmas gift from George

Fiona dozing on a winter afternoon

Fiona dozing on a winter afternoon

Four generations of Resch kids at the family reunion

Four generations of Resch kids at the family reunion

Daddy and me (1 year) "sledding" in the backyard

Daddy and me (1 year) “sledding” in the backyard

Party at Camp da Sabas

Party at Camp da Sabas

twins game with my nieces

twins game with my nieces

Meeting my new cousin Elissa

Meeting my new cousin Elissa

Dinner with Tom and Kristine

Dinner with Tom and Kristine

Fiona taking time to sniff the flowers...

Fiona taking time to sniff the flowers…

Memories of my mom and dad

Memories of my mom and dad

George and me on a Sunday afternoon at Kieran's

George and me on a Sunday afternoon at Kieran’s

This week’s Friday five, a tradition over at one of my all-time favorite blogs, RevGalBlogPals. Every Friday, one of the women posts a meme and invites other members to play. So this week, I’m playing!!! Here goes: N.B. The narrative voice here asking the questions, etc., is from the original author, not me! My answers …

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