Broken Families during the Holidays

I saw a meme this week that said the holidays can be a hard time for people with broken families. And it's true. Especially for people spending a significant amount on social media... Images of big happy families--enjoying beautiful dinners or bonding activities--that scream "love" can make people who don't have this experience feel incomplete and inadequate. Not because we are actually incomplete or inadequate but

But, I don’t have time…

Strength, organization, peace come from God. And that peace must be renewed every single day.  It's a muscle that needs to be exercised daily. When it's functioning well then things are going well--you're ahead of schedule, you have extra time for fun and your mind is not running around like a headless chicken. 

When Solitude Becomes Isolation

Solitude can be a beautiful thing when exercised with purpose and I found refuge in getting away from my socially toxic ways. However, too much time alone can also be harmful. My alone time transformed into self-punishment. I castigated myself for not being able to change the bad things that happened in my life, such as being fired.