Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter....NOT

Well, here we go again with sickness. My littlest is sick with a cold thing going on, my husband is sick with the stomach flu and here I am doing fine, but in a house full of sickness. Today is Easter and everyone is sick in this house all but the cat and me. Praise the Lord she (the cat) isn't sick, don't think I could deal with a sick cat too.  Didn't get to go to church. Really was looking forward to Sun Rise Service and regular service to. Need it as a matter of fact; since I was sick last week and didn't get to go except to one service and that was Sunday morning.  Didn't get to make a big wonderful dinner and have friends and family come to eat. Didn't get to have the fellowship and laughter that comes along with a holiday.  It's pouring the rain HERE, and dreary gloomy, it's EASTER for goodness sakes!!!!!  No pretty sunshine to brighten the colors and make them POP.  No dressing in our Easter best for pictures galore. Oh the memories of Easter's past.  Ugggg.....

But you know what? I am very blessed at least I have the day the Lord has made for me, and we can celebrate him giving for us so we could live.

So even though my Easter is not what I had planned, I will still take it because at least I am alive, with my family (who are sick), and forever grateful for my Lord and Savior. 

Even if your Easter is not the best, be blessed any ways.  Find at least one thing to make it a good day. If sickness has plagued you or your family, at least give them a call. I am sure it will brighten your day.


Peggy McCoyle
SAHWM and Homeschool Supporter

Friday, March 25, 2016

Thankful for friends

Well it's been a few days since my depression post. Since then I have managed to get a kidney stone, and get sick with stomach flu all in the same week.

But as with all things But God.

I had some really close and dear friends contact me on a certain event and make sure I was ok. I am so thankful that I have such friends that care enough to call, text, or even invite me to lunch.

It started out as a bad morning from the get go, on the day of that event, but before he left for work my hero prayed for me, with me and asked the Lord to intervene and not let the circumstances of our situation ruin my day. He is so strong and faithful and true. He deals with the same issue but never complains. But comes to my rescue every time.  I didn't let a tear fall the whole day. Yes I welled up for a moment, but that day the littlest in my life didn't see his mom cry.

Today I ran into a very dear soul who has never been afraid to pray with me publicly. Never been afraid to speak on my behalf before the throne room. Never been afraid to lay hands on me when I needed. God sent her my way each time I needed to hear a word from her and have her pray. She tells me just as another close friend does to Remember there is life and death in the tongue. The words I speak of for myself will happen. She told me to speak praises and ask for God to relieve the bitterness, that is breaking me down. Speak praises over those that cause me to be depressed. Stop living for those that are causing me harm and start living for me, and for what God has for me. She always ends with Peggy just say Thank You Jesus, thank you Jesus. Over and over. Praise him, just praise him. Thank him in the bad,  thank him in the good. Bind up that which is hurting you and let Jesus take the control.  I needed to hear that today. I am so thankful HE sends my way what I need when I am in need.

Keep me in your prayers. It's been a long journey, but I have been blessed along the way. The journey is not over, but I know God is working  and in his time the answers will come. As the bible says the end is always better than the beginning.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Today let it be

Today I am choosing to get up. Today I am fighting depression. I will not let it bring me down.

Depression is hard to deal with. Some days all I want to do is sleep. I don't want to acknowledge my sickness. I feel as though if I sleep it all away tomorrow will be better. But it never is. Only the days I fight are they better. No one knows the pain I feel. No one can tell me what I feel. Only I know.

People have said to me, get over it, move on, be stronger than that, or you are stronger than the problem. People, I am a very strong person, inside and out. I have always been. But you see this is pulling from the heart strings. I'm not strong in that area. My husband tries his best to know what I'm going through. He is going through the same thing, but a man deals differently. 

The Bible tells me in Eccleiastes 7:8 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit better than the proud in spirit.

Therefore God is telling me the end result is better and me being patient is better. So today I choose to be more patient and not let depression take me. Today I choose to have a good day. Today I am up and awake. Today I will live amongst the living, instead of the sleeping. Today will be a great day.

Peggy McCoyle

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Entertaining Bad Thoughts in a Good Place

Today my husband got to go out and preach in Fairview, NC. His message was on entertaining bad thoughts in a good place. In other words, while your being brought up in a loving home, church setting, around people that care about you, why do you want to get out so bad and do the things you know to be wrong?  He read from the books of James and John in the New Testament. Here is his sermon on YouTube. May it be a blessing to you. If your interested in contacting him, leave us a comment, in the area below.