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Coffee Confessions

I do not always participate in Lent, however this year I decided to give up coffee. It’s better for anxiety to be caffeine free; caffeine increases you heart rate and makes panic attacks more likely. So, I decided that 40 days without coffee would be a good start for going caffeine free.

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So, I thought the first week was going to be the hardest because of caffeine withdrawl. However, that was not how things panned out. It was difficult to transition at the start. After that it got a little easier. Then, when it was two weeks away from Easter, I began to crave caffeine again. It was almost as if my body was saying: “you can almost have coffee again!” Fighting with your own body isn’t very fun…

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Almost immediately after the fight with myself, my personal life took a nose dive. Suddenly I had much more to worry about than not drinking coffee. So… that was a good thing, I guess? Not really, but hey, life hasn’t been all bad. This year has already had its good moments as well. Right now I’m having a rough time, but that happens in life. Life is not always a bed of roses, sometimes winter is long. I just have to keep holding on until spring comes and surround myself with the positive and supportive people in my life.

Anyways, this was not meant to be a depressing post… so here are some pictures of Boston Terrier puppies to give you good feelings.

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As you can tell, I love Boston Terriers. I’m a little biased because my family owns one. But I’m not crazy, they are sweet, loving and have great personalities! Cuddling with my Boston is one of my favourite ways to feel better when I’m down.

I hope you all have a wonderful week! What are your favourite ways to get out of a downward spiral?

The Cross

I’m taking a break from my “Tasteful Thursdays” And “Poetry Fridays” posts, to pause and reflect over Easter. In the Good Friday service at my church they did a powerful drama based on a skit called “Aftermath”. Re-watching it is still like seeing the drama for the first time.

It’s crazy and very humbling to think that “God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” (Romans 5:8, NLT).

“Jesus Christ, I think upon your sacrifice.
You became nothing, poured out to death
Many times I’ve wondered at your gift of life
And I’m in that place once again.

“Once again I look upon
the cross where you died.
I’m humbled by your mercy
and I’m broken inside.
Once again I thank you.
Once again I pour out my life.”

~Matt Redman, “Once Again”