Coffee, Chaos and Christ

The misadventures of a Mother and business owner.

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Crazy times, crazy life

There are so many days that you feel stressed out or overwhelmed. We live in crazy stressful times and it doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon. Finding a balance in life can be hard. So many things pulling you in a ton of different directions.

Kids have to be taken here and there, grocery store, work, bank, you name it. Run, run run. Our children have so much additional stress piled on them. When I was growing up it was so much simpler. I think my biggest problem was figuring out what to wear to school the next day. Today, kids are so stressed! Test after test. Homework for hours every night. Common core craziness. So much pressure on them to succeed and to test well. They have stomach and anxiety issues, they hate going to school everyday. They have 30 minutes of recess a day, that is all. How I wish my children had my childhood.

Then you have all the political mumbo jumbo, ugh!! Everyone seems to hate everyone else. No one gets a long. We have so much “political correctness” that you could choke on it. Everything you say or do seems to insult someone else. No idea when this all started and why but it has gotten completely out of control. Stay in your own lane, live your own life and be nice to each other. LUKE 3:31 (NIV)Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Or if you would rather, Matthew 7:12 In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” It is a very simple Golden Rule, one that we should all follow.

I find a lot of comfort in crocheting. It has become a great stress reliever to me as well as a type of meditation. A lot of anger and anxiety and depression comes out in every piece. There are so many different avenues for distressing, find what works for you and run with it.

You may not be able to change the world, but you can always change your little part of it. One small chance can have an enormous impact.