Today had a rather pleasant start. I had to get up at 7:30 and meet my sister Lynn at Rosewood Restaurant in South Haven (Valparaiso) and her 15 year old son Christopher for breakfast at 10:00. Lynn insisted on treating me to breakfast. We had a pleasant breakfast and conversation for about an hour. The food was good, and the company even better.
A little while later I went for the same walk at Haven Hallow Park as I did yesterday. Today I focused on using a smoother stride, which caused my stride to be a couple inches longer. My time yesterday was 30 minutes, while today it was down to 24 minutes. If I get my time below 20 minutes and it is still warm enough to walk outside I think I will go to two laps. For me this would be a serious challenge, but also very good for me.
Also, this afternoon I copied/transferred the children’s book I am working on from my notebook to my computer. Hopefully tomorrow I will be working toward finishing the book. I have 15 pages done and have most of the rest of the book in my head. The book is geared towards children ages 4-10 years old and deals with going to the emergency room at the hospital. My hope is that it will help children be less afraid of emergency rooms, hospitals, and doctors. We shall see.
I am doing my writing and thus getting to bed at least an hour later than usual. I am still struggling with getting myself to bed and giving a hoot about tomorrow. It is like dealing with a lessened form of depression. I need to spend more time in prayer and the WORD Of GOD to deal with this. In truth, I believe that depression, and most other mental and emotional problems are due to a lack of peace. The best way to get peace is to heed the words Isaiah recorded:
Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
I know I need to purposely choose to do this, yet I do not do it. I have no excuse. This allows Satan to bring doubt, unbelief, despair, depression, and a whole host of other problems and problem spirits my way. I need to fill my life with the WORD Of GOD, praying in the spirit and with understanding, and praising and worshiping in the spirit and with understanding, along with being purposely thankful for my life and everything in it; turning over to GOD that which is not good in order for Him to turn it to my, and ultimately His, Good.
Be blessed! Thank you for joining me again.