"Don't tell God how big your storm is; tell your storm how big your God is."

I believe in God.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Please Remember...

Tonight, I ask you all to please remember the children in orphanages and, worse, institutions in Eastern Europe and around the world. Let's all pray for love and peace, full bellies and nice warm beds, for them on this cold night. Thank you!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Continue the Prayer

Because I have about twenty minutes before I get ready for bed, which is not enough time to start a new homework assignment, I thought I would write a public letter to God. Please add your own comments--about anything--to "continue the prayer."

Dear God,

I think it's time to have a good long talk about "Erin." Thank you for the recent picture, which serves to reassure me both that she is not unbelievably malnourished and that she is still in an orphanage, not an institution. (There are no toys in institutions.) She is nine years old, God, far too old to be without a family. Come on, God, find her a family! She is so sweet looking, I bet she would make a great daughter for someone. Please help her find peace and contentment even in her current situation. There is always a bright side; look at that pink chicken she is holding! I care about her, God; please care with me.

Friday, October 28, 2011

About "My" Baby

Here are posts about "Erin," in order:

Also, I am greatly relieved by "Erin's" new picture. The old one depicted a little tiny child. There was no way to tell how old the picture was because I have seen pictures of ten-year-olds who are much more like two- or four-year-olds physically and developmentally. I thought "Erin" might be one of those.

The new picture, however, depicts an older girl. Yes, "Erin" appears to be six or seven rather than her nine-year-old self, but at least she doesn't appear to be three. Thank you, God for looking out for her.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"Beautiful baby from the outside in..."

A new picture of "my" sweet girl, "Erin":
Please help me "pray her home," as the people at Reece's Rainbow would say.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Other Side...

...of the Rainbow.

I am free; I am basically back to normal; I thank God for my blessings.

But there are many, many precious children "on the other side of the Rainbow:" in Eastern European orphanages and mental institutions. "My" sweet girl, "Erin" (http://carriedinhishands.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-little-girl.html for a link to her picture) is just one of hundreds listed on Reece's Rainbow, one of thousands of these orphans, one of millions in the world...

It doesn't take much to help. Ten dollars...five dollars...one precious dollar...even just your prayers. Won't you help one of these children?

"Don't tell God how big your storm is; tell your storm how big your God is."

Saturday, October 1, 2011

An Episode

I am, in fact, having a bipolar episode: a mild one, but an episode nonetheless, complete with depression, mania, and phases of normal.

Yesterday I had a whole normal day. This followed a medication increase, so I thought I was good to go. Wrong!

This is a mild episode, all things considered. My manias have been relatively calm, and my depressions have not gotten suicidal. Also, I have a wonderful new friend who has been helping me out a lot. "Sue" has been worrying that she isn't doing enough, and I have been worrying that I've been asking too much of her. We decided to find a happy medium and both stop worrying.


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I am a bipolar, Jewish young adult (had my Hebrew birthday, the one I count, and turned 23 this past January) who also suffers from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. I love life and I live for my best friends: they are my purpose and my reason for trying so hard. I remain passionately devoted to those I love; I will not let my disorders make me totally self-centered. I like to read, write, and sew. My Rabbinical school plans did not work out, and I am now hoping to go into the field of Early Childhood Education. Please note: I am currently maintaining only Carried in His Hands. Enjoy!