Friday, April 4, 2008


I don't normally respond to stress very well. When something challenging comes up, I usually... kind of...sort of...definitely...hyperventilate! Mom normally tells me, "Brianna, think truth. Is this really a big deal?" I know she's right, but I usually just go right on stressing for a while.

OK, so last night, Mom and I were working on my blog. We were looking at templates and trying to find one that would match my header. Well, we decided to experiment, and we downloaded a template that didn't really I started stressing! We also deleted stuff from the sidebar by accident, so I was stressing out about that, too. Then in the middle of all this, our Internet went down, so we couldn't change anything, and so I REALLY stressed out...did I mention I was stressed??? :-)

Well, then I started thinking, "OK, Brianna...this IS NOT WORTH LOSING A NIGHT'S SLEEP need to start listening to your mom and thinking truth! What's the truth? Well, I know I'll be able to fix this tomorrow, and I also know that in 20 years, when I'm fondly reminiscing about my first blog, I probably won't remember that time that I had a funny looking template for a few hours. And obviously, God has some reason for all this happening. Maybe He's trying to teach me how to respond to stress." Well, it took me a while, but I did finally calm down, and I slept VERY WELL!! :-)

Philippians 4:8 says, "Finally, brothers, whatever is TRUE, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things."

This is something I'll be working on for a long time...until I die!!! THANK YOU LORD (and MOM!) for your patience!!



SharonB said...

Hey girl....the blog looks great!! I must admit I am impressed...I keep wanting to play around with my blog and get it to look how I really want it to! You and your mom have inspired me to go for it!!! So it might be my turn to be STRESSED out when I totally lose everything! :-)

lori said...

I have to tell you girl...I used to STRESS and WORRY too....but as I face 40 HEAD ON....I've learned a few things....God is in control of it ALL!! Your mom is right!!
What a wise one she is!! (she MUST be older than me!!:))

but....some things will always be..I used to change my blog weekly....I didn't know about the FREE templates until I PAID for my own...I LOVE it..and I PAID for no more changing...

Oh and by the way.....I LOVE IT...the colors and the DONE GOOD GIRL!!!
I'll bet you'll change it next week!!!HA!!!!!
ms. lori

sweet tea &me said...

LOL! I know what you mean about hyperventilating! I LOVE the background on your blog! It is so cute!!!! I am put your blog on my sidebar. Thank you for commenting!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):)
love always,

Life throws you surprises! said...

I am the worst with stress too. I will pray for you. I have really enjoyed your blog so far and look forward to reading more. This will be a great way to reach other girls who need strongly godly examples. I am really proud of you and am so glad my daughters have you to look up to. Look forward to piano lessons :)

Miss Amanda said...

I was stressing and worrying to when my template was a mess! AAHH!!
But you are right! Thank you for the scripture!

I know you are new to blogging, so if you have any questions or want to know anything, I would love to help you! Also if you are looking for new friends, check out my blogroll on my side bar!

Take care!

Prayers and Blessings,
Miss Amanda