EmotionsNew Every Morning | January 17, 2023
We are made in the image of God (see Genesis 1:26-27); therefore, God must have emotions and has designed us with the capacity to have and feel them as well. That was new to me . . . the idea that God created us with the capacity to feel things like anger, resentment, contempt, disgust, or bitterness. The question is what we do with those emotions. While indulging and wallowing in them is detrimental, another option is that they have something to teach us.
—Beth Taulman Miller, What Loss Can Teach Us: A Sacred Pathway to Growth and Healing (Upper Room Books, 2021)
What are you feeling right now? What might those emotions teach you? Join the conversation.
Be angry without sinning. Don’t let the sun set on your anger.
—Ephesians 4:26 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
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I’m slightly anxious. Book study begins soon. I need to get up and be ready. I’m hungry, need something more to eat. Hope you all are well. Will try to catch up later today.
This is my morning time, so I am content for the most part. However, h lingers about which makes me angry and nervous.
Megan was home from work yesterday because she took the day off for a doctor’s appointment. It was a followup appointment with the same rheumatologist I see. All of her bloodwork and xrays were normal which means she has plain old arthritis. She had thought maybe it was rheumatoid arthritis.
I am feeling sorrow for my best friend, the mother of my god children as her marriage is coming to an end. The griefs and challenges of this past weekend were immense for her.
I am feeling gratitude for the time I spent with dad, Becky and Don the past several days. Dad expresses how much it means to him – and that is sufficient for me.
I am feeling draggy – as my plan landed at 12:45 AM today and I finally got to bed at 2:45. The kittens, however, were very excited that I was home – and romped around till I rose around 6:00. Hoping for much better rest this evening.
An after school meeting was postponed – super grateful for that.
Trying to get back in the swing of things.
A bit later than hoped for, but a response nonetheless. Glad to catch up with NEM family and learn how you are doing. A new poster, Carol Buss, hope I have that right, welcome! Prayers for H, Larry, Becky, David, and Jill and their heath issues. Thankful Jill has safely returned, her kittens overjoyed.
Prayers for Jill’s best friend and an ending marriage.
A good day here in the White Mountains. Food shopping, new ski poles, an interesting PBS drama, hopefully progress with the CCUMC plan to go to a single board administration and a successful charge conference. Book study, Making Sense of the Bible. off to a good start. Wonderful dessert and super. Looking forward to fresh made kim bab this week as Lunar New Year approaches on the22nd. Blessings to you all Thank You, Lord.