Monthly Archives: February 2008

on a woman’s cycle…


Gotta love it.

Found this info in a devotional, “Joy for the Journey – A Woman’s Book of Joyful Promises”

Understanding Your Emotions

The difference in estrogen levels in a woman’s body during various times of the month correlates to a predictable pattern of behaviors and emotions.  In general, during the first week of her cycle she is outgoing, ambitious, optimistic… and self-confident.  During the second week she is hopeful, easygoing, creative, … and has inner strength and a sense of well-being. … The third week she lacks coordination, longs for peace, … is impatient, … and gloomy.  The fourth week she is very irritable, touchy, withdrawn, … and lacks self-confidence. 

From Habits of the Heart by Kathy Babbitt


The next reading was from “High Call, High Privilege” by Gail MacDonald on

Accepting Your Body Cycles

Women are always aware of their bodies.  Changes within our hormonal balances are always sending us signals that can affect moods, strength levels, and even our perceptual capacities.  If we don’t understand those things, thinking positively about them and accepting them, our bodies can betray us and leave us in a nongrowth predicament.  A fellow-learner in a class I taught shared thoughts about the tendency of many women to fight depression in the fall of the year.  She reminded us that Psalm 1 suggest that we are all to be like trees planted by a stream – trees which bear fruit “in…season.”  Her insight?  That even trees don’t flower and bear fruit all the time – only in season.  But men and women alike seem to think that we should be bearing fruit all the time; we punish ourselves when we’re not.  She was teaching us the beauty of personal dormancy:  We must allow for it and accept it joyfully. …

A time of inner strength-gathering for a better bloom later.


Yep, lovin’ it!


Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

“To everything there is a season,

a time for every purpose under heaven…

a time to plant,

and a time to pluck what is planted…

a time to break down,

and a time to build up;

a time to weep,

and a time to laugh.”


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on the new year…

well, it’s been anything but boring


fun plans are ahead…

so far…

southern Ireland this summer…

and Paris perhaps sooner than that.


On the family front:

my aunt, Gloria went home to the Lord at the end of January after a short fight with brain cancer… she had a wonderful giggle and was full of life.  My brother and I got to spend a day with her, my cousins and their Papa the week before she passed on.  I am truly grateful for that time.  This last summer after attending Healing School at SLFC together, my aunt, uncle and I went out to lunch at the local Lion’s Choice.  We had a fun time, and one of the workers gave me some duckies (from the kid’s meal… trust me, it was awesome!)… well I’m going to be passing the duckies on to my cousin’s kids now in memory of their grandma.

Death sucks.

If you would like to learn more about my aunt, check out my cousin’s site for her video and more (on my links as well).

2John1:3 – Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.

Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 11:28 – Come unto me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 

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