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Do you ever feel STUCK? In 2000, I began looking for answers to some tough questions in my life. I'd searched high & low and finally conceded to search the promises found in the Bible. Those promises have sustained & guided me through the loss of a parent, the struggle with anxiety & depression, the loss of a valued relationship and so much more! I've found joy amid the pain. And, I want to share it with you!

22 April 2013

My Sincere Apology to All My Blog Followers


I, stuckinindiana, do hereby sincerely apologize to all my followers -- all 14 of them, wait... that would be 13 - 'cause I follow myself from another email address :)

The reason for the apology:

On my morning walkabout today, I had a million blog-inspiring thoughts. Well, maybe not a million but, possibly more than I can remember now that I'm home.  At some point those posts will possibly clog your email Inboxes.  My mind just would NOT stop with all the 140-200 character thoughts that came - and each with a story attached in my mind, to be written down later.

Some of those thoughts from my early morning walkabout:
  • a soccer "parent support" shirt with the words "Ayla's Mom" scrolled across the back in big, bold letters... someday
  • the time I was flashed when I was a student at Anderson University
  • what a "DeeDee" would say to a flasher today
  • "Love might not always condone. But, Love never condemns!" #LoveDoes
  • I'm telling you, if any of my Anderson area friends are holding out on their access to a bucket truck, they are going to feel really badly when the LOML and/or I get impaled by that big pointy dead branch precariously hanging over our driveway 
  • I only have room in my life for ONE OF THOSE & mine's at home now
  • castanets at my funeral
  • some of the hilarious effects of exercising way too infrequently
  • fleeing the county on foot
  • just because someone's hard to love doesn't mean you shouldn't love them! 
  • God waiting on a bench for me to stop & talk
  • if my husband dies, I will need to find a man who will help take care of me & not want any fringe benefits
  • Dear God, I sincerely hope we are about DONE with the lesson we needed by having TWO houses (complete with 2 mortgages, 2 property taxes, 2 homeowner insurance policies, 2 sets of utility bills, 2 properties to maintain, etc.) 'cause I am SO READY for someone to buy that other house
  • before I die, I need to find someone who is 100%, head over heels, crazy IN LOVE WITH THE LORD to write lyrics that bring honor & praise to God for Elton's John's tune "Funeral for a Friend" ... I will have Tyler arrange the song for my memorial service... I would like Brenton Pollock to play the castanets :)
  • I've lived most of my life with one foot in the grave... knowing that death brings eternal life for those who love the Lord; there've been times when my focus was on escaping life through death; but, the real focus should always be about how only through death can we share in eternal life

And seriously, there were a lot more that will hopefully come back to me throughout the day.  I'll add them later :)

So for now, this little note will have to do. Beware, there are a lot more to come... someday soon... maybe... hopefully :)

Sometimes life gets in the way of LIFE :)

May your day be filled with wonderful reminders of how much God loves you... right where you are, just how you are... today & everyday.

19 April 2013

Who knew I was this strong?

What a week this has been. The nation cried out in anguish at the senseless terrorizing of the Boston Marathon participants & the Boston community. With the apprehension of the second suspect, there was a slight sense of relief. And, this tragedy has once again reminded us that... there's still a lot to be learned. 

My week began with a bang. My heart sank as I walked through some pretty scary things for a few days with a loved one. I was reminded that I have no control over many of the things that happen in my life & in the lives of those I hold dear. I only have control