Every serious blogger knows that there’s a lot more to blogging than just pouring their hearts and thoughts into a post and hoping that people will read it. There’s all this other stuff you have to do like write to your target market, write to solve people’s pain points, create the appropriate Pinterest image for the post and then promoting the heck out of it.
I’ve been so focused on that and my blogging course that sometimes I forget that I need to just write.
So for today I’m ignoring my editorial calendar.
I’ve had a late season viral plague since last week which is showing no sign of letting up. Last night it seemed to be getting worse. My breathing felt a little more labored but my peak flow meter said levels were normal. And when I’m sick like this, it makes the dystonia worse.
I’ve tried to be intentional about devotions first before social media but it’s a struggle when I feel like this and can’t focus too well on anything that requires thought. I try to remember that as tempting as social media is, it can really drag me down and cause me to feel even more depressed. It’s better to minimize it on days like this.
My devotion from She Reads Truth today was from one of my favorite passages Psalm 121…
I lift my eyes toward the mountains.
Where will my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
I’m a little overwhelmed with being sick and a growing concern about the extremely dry conditions around us. There are wildfires popping up in our county several times a week and we are still about 4 weeks from the start of the rainy season. Our yard is tinder dry and the grass is just about gone. I think we’re even losing some of the native bushes.
When I’m not feeling well like this, it’s easy for me to succumb to stinking thinking and try to self-medicate with food. Since I’ve mostly given up sugar, salty snacks have become my new drug of choice and I have to begin to deal with that as it’s derailing my weight loss efforts.
I found some bible verses about spiritual battles and have committed to reading or copying one down before I go into the kitchen when I’m feeling weak.
My reading from Psalm 121 reminds me that God is always by my side, protecting me. He may not keep me from the storms, but promises to be there in the midst of them with me.
Now, I just have to remember that.