Power, Love and Self-Control

I've spent the past 9 or 10 days feeling a little like this woman.  A challenge in our family's life altered my routine (and appetite) significantly

I'm sure there were other positives that came out of the situation, but two come to my mind:  the interaction with my three siblings (usually separated by distance) and a 5-pound weight loss!

The title of my blog definitely came into play throughout the days and nights of our experience--Power, Love and Self-Control. I suspect I'll be needing all three like never before in the days ahead.  Especially the "Power" part...

How about YOU?  How are you doing under the weight of YOUR challenges?

Here's  the explanation that came with this $.75 thrift store purchase.
 You can click on it to enlarge it for reading.


  1. Hi Rebecca. I am the opposite of you. When challenges, disappointments and problems plague me, I want to EAT, especially my binge foods.

    Then there is usually weight GAIN, not loss.

    The way I know they can be handled without eating is to keep my EYES ON THE ROCK. Knowing that God is in control of my own life and the lives of my loved ones, I can get through things rather peacefully.

    So EYES ON THE ROCK! Susan

    1. Usually that would be the case with me, too, Susan (eating when stressed). This time was really different. REALLY different.