Thursday, March 25, 2010

Worry, worry, worry

If you check out my other blogs (Topaz Mommy and Beauty For A Living), you'll find I've been updating frequently. I've been able to spend a lot of time online this week because I've been stuck at home sick. It's a nasty cough and cold. Being pregnant, I've not been able to resort to my usual pill-popping ways so this bug is taking its slow sweet time leaving my body. And I am miserable.

Well, not too miserable since, in other news, everything's fine and dandy. OK! magazine is doing well, the pregnancy is progressing along okay, the money front is secure, I have fabulous friends, my husband loves me and only me... yep, life is great!

I guess I'm just being a worrywart. I seem to like to torture myself with worry--I spend an inordinate amount of time worrying about my lovely house because a fire or an earthquake might destroy it (I didn't feel the 6.1 this afternoon! That's why when Vince was herding me outside, I was delaying: "Wait, I have to get this and that!"... to his complete annoyance). And that's just one example! If I don't watch it, I'm going to age badly and no wrinkle cream in the world will hide the fact that I'm a worrier!

The Bible says worrying is a sin. First, worriers wouldn't worry so much if they believed that a Sovereign God will see us through everything--good and bad. Second, worriers worry because they've become attached to the temporal things of the world and are afraid to lose them. So you can bet I also worry about this sin!

So I just pray for God to take away my fretting because I believe in His sovereignty (I do! I do!) and I say I am grateful for all the blessings in my life and will accept His will even if it is His will to take them all away. It works, you know. Prayer's like that--it changes me. Slowly, in my case, but there's change anyway.  

You know what else makes me forget my worries? This little creature:

Sad, sick, angry, scared... a little cuddle time with Matilda always cheers me up!


  1. I hope you feel better soon, Frances!

    PS You're not the only one, I didn't feel the earthquake too!

  2. Get well soon, Frances! Mwah! :)

  3. Sorry you're down with the sickies...drink lots of fluids to flush out that nasty bug!
    Matilda is a cutie :) A little cuddle goes a long way!

  4. Same here, Frances. Prayer empowers me, while my lovely dogs cheer me up...ALWAYS! =)

    Cheers to less and/or worry-free life!

  5. I'm so relieved to read this. I'm not alone! I'm a huge worry-wart myself. I drive myself nuts worrying! Praying definitely helps me. I think needless worrying eats away so much of my joy and peace and it's really not the way I want to live my life.

  6. Pets are very therapeutic, aren't they? I make a beeline for the rabbit as soon as I get home from a bad workday (and now to our new puppy, as well). I hope you're feeling much better now.


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