Ruth, from blog Living Well Spending Less, is a talented blogger and walking testimony.
She writes about her journey, her home, family, organizing, spending less, frugality, and what I have read several times now…. her depression story.
I would like to share with you her post How To Survive A Rough Patch.
You can read her full story on her blog. Also follow along with her and Edie Wadsworth this fall as they write a 31 days series called 31 Days of Less and More which promises to be inspiring.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. ~C.S. Lewis
I love aqua, grey, stripes, C.S. Lewis, chalkboard paint, and chocolate cake. I highlighted my love of those things in this post.
1.) I’ve been reading C.S. Lewis in my morning devotion time. He happens to be one of my favorite authors. I’ve read Mere Christianity before and The Screwtape Letters. Both of which I really enjoyed. I was particularly stimulated by The Screwtape Letters which chronicles the temptations of Christians from the perspective of a tempter. But now I’m reading The Problem of Pain.
“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”
from The Problem of Pain
2.) I found this grey and white striped skirt for a great steal and it looked so comfortable that I grabbed it up. The necklace is from a thrift store. I love the color pairing here. It’s so fresh.
3.) My love of aqua spilled over to this sad worn desk. I painted it blue and painted the drawer fronts with chalkboard paint. I’ll put up a tutorial soon. The reason I did this was I just knew that every time I saw it I would smile. And it worked. It’s such a happy piece of furniture.
4.) I was reading the second book for a good reason. I was baking a chocolate cake. This is a great cook book. My favorite recipe is one I’ve fallen back on many times when I didn’t have much to work with or much time to do it. The ‘Wacky Cake’ which you mix right in the pan. It’s delicious. Not too dense but dense enough. Not too sweet but just sweet enough.
“BOOKS AND CHOCOLATE MAKE LIFE BEARABLE.”