The Captain of the Seas

If you missed Adriana Morales Spokane talking about coping with the stress of the corona virus pandemic from her latest book, The Captain of the Seas; on Mid-South View Point #radioshow, now available at https://bottradionetwork.com/ministry/mid-south-viewpoint/2020-08-27-sailing-uncharted-waters-august-27-2020/ or #SPOTIFY #podcast at https://open.spotify.com/episode/73qQunt3bp8h6qESdJ5Hz5?si=2KCNarGsQweYsrCvv1-kjw #AM640 #MemphisRadio #goodforthesoul #covid19 #pandemicfears #mentalhealth

The Captain of the Seas

On today’s Mid-South View Point #radioshow Adriana Morales Spokane, Licensed Clinical Psychologist talks about her latest book; The Captain of the Seas: Sailing Unchartered Waters with a Faithful God.: Journaling the Unexpected Rhythms of a Worldwide Health Crisis.

Join us THU 8/27 3PM #AM640 #FM93.7 #FM100.7

#goodforthesoul #MemphisRadio or stream during airtime at http://ic2.christiannetcast.com/wcrv-am.mp3 #covid19 #journaling #pandemicfears #mentalhealth

Decisión Finalized!

Estate Planning, long-term care insurance, and retirement planning have been on my mind since my mid-40s!

Working as a Psychologist at long-term care facilities and watching my elderly parents struggle with chronic medical conditions made me think of my own estate planning a decade ago.

I purchased long-term care insurance in my early 40s yet I haven’t revised my living will since I remarried. The struggle is real.

It is an ongoing struggle to get all of our affairs in order… who wants to think about post-retirement years when you are not even a senior as of yet?!

My dad died unexpectedly and there was no living will. It was a complete mess. Tension was high among family members. Controversial discussions were held. At the end of the day, I was hurt, betrayed, disappointed and completely stressed out and emotionally spent.

This is the reason I recently finalized my decision on moving into a life care retirement community in two years.

I want to be R-E-A-D-Y and live life abundantly, courageously and to the fullest without any reservation or concerns about leaving any troubles behind once the Lord calls me home.

I want to leave a legacy, unforgettable memories and loving relationships instead.

You are welcome to follow my new blog, livingathefarms.wordpress.com

I plan on sharing upcoming adventures.

Guard Our Hearts

Lord,


Prepare our hearts. Renew our minds. Strengthen our hearts and transforms our lives one day at a time.


We want to be in fellowship with You, Lord, walk in Light not in darkness, share our lives with one another, be prayerful and love one another.


We do not want to flirt around with worldly things but focus our eyes on You and surrender our lives one challenge at a time amid global pandemic.


Encourage us to abide in You and be mindful of Your precepts, act on Your commands and Trust in all eternal promises.


Our desire is to walk in Faith, not by sight.

In Jesus’ name we boldly and courageously pray, Amen.

Reflections amid Global Pandemic

There is beauty in life even in the midst of loss and grief. There is beauty in our surroundings when we intentionally search for it.

I am grateful for life and the gift of good health this evening.

Life is precious yet temporary.

Be intentional.

Enjoy good health. Make your health a priority today.

My heart aches … the impact of collective grief is quite real but I also know the Lord is near the broken-hearted.

I heard about people either being diagnosed with a terminal illness, dying from COVID19 and grieving over the loss of loved ones from the novel virus this afternoon.

It was the most difficult “afternoon” I’ve had in 100 days❣️

In less than two hours…
I heard my hubby share about his co-worker who recently lost two family members from COViD19 a few days apart.

A friend who treats COVID19 patients was quite concerned about the rapid spread of the virus in our county.

And, helping a patient manage the intensity of deep grief after losing two family members to COVID19 in the same month was quite sobering.

As a Healthcare worker and a human being, I’ve got to acknowledge the emotional impact of a global pandemic. Let us not deny it. The pandemic is real and so our raw emotions.

Even though the struggle is real, our God is so much bigger.

Let us pray for healing, hope and peace this evening.

Thank a healthcare worker the next time you see one.

Newsletter Coming Soon!

I get distracted quite easily… I love to do ‘everything’ but I know it is not possible.

So, I now have “Break it Down” sheet to help me stay focused on a couple of projects at a time including blogging.

I want to create a Newsletter for y’all.

It will be delivered to your inbox twice a year with all relevant updates from ‘The Bible Reading Journal Series.’

If interested, email me at: thebiblereadingjournalseries@gmail.com

He Leads Me

“Trust in the Lord completely,
and do not rely on your own opinions.
With all your heart rely on him to guide you,
and he will lead you in every decision you make.”
Proverbs 3:5 TPT

“Keep trusting in the Lord and do what is right in his eyes.
Fix your heart on the promises of God and you will be secure,
feasting on his faithfulness. “
Psalms 37:3 TPT

“For I’m releasing these words to you this day,
yes, even to you, so that your living hope
will be found in God alone,
for he is the only one who is always true.”
Proverbs 22:19 TPT

“Thus says the Lord, “Let not the one who is wise and skillful boast in his insight; let not the one who is mighty and powerful boast in his strength; let not the one who is rich boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] abundance; but let the one who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me [and acknowledges Me and honors Me as God and recognizes without any doubt], that I am the Lord who practices lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on the earth, for in these things I delight,” says the Lord”
Jeremiah 9:23-25

Lord,
I am trusting in You alone, Lord.
I am walking by Faith and not by sight.
Lead the way.

Yes, I have been afraid and restless amid uncertainties.
Please forgive me for being so anxious in the recent past.

Calm my anxious heart!

I will do what is right in Your eyes,
I will fix my mind and heart on your promises today.

My living hope is found in God alone for He is the only one who is faithful, trustworthy, and never changing.

In Jesus’ name I confidently and boldly pray,

Amen

The Bible Reading Journal Series, 2020
Photo courtesy: Heidi Fin @ Unsplash

Spring is Almost Here!

“It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil, yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that the birds of the [a]air can nest under its shade.” Mark 4:31-32

“On the high mountain of Israel I will plant it, that it may bring forth boughs and bear fruit and become a stately cedar. And birds of every [a]kind will [b]nest under it; they will [c]nest in the shade of its branches.” Ezekiel 17:23

“All the birds of the heavens nested in its boughs,
And under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth. And all great nations lived under its shade.” Ezekiel 31: 6

“Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;
They [b]lift up their voices among the branches.” Psalm 104:12

“Its foliage was beautiful and its fruit abundant,
And in it was food for all. The beasts of the field found shade under it. And the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches and all [a]living creatures fed themselves from it.” Daniel 4:12

Lord,

How beautiful is to hear the birds singing melodic tunes every morning!
I appreciate the beauty of joyful tunes right outside of my office window at sunrise.
They lift up their voices among the branches and they make a joyful noise.

Spring is coming soon. A new season is about to unfold with unlimited possibilities… all I need is a mustard seed to plant!

I appreciate the unlimited possibilities of a new season and am expecting the best to come.

In Jesus’ name I boldly praise,

Amen.

Photo courtesy: Ryk Nanes @Unsplash