Friday, May 25, 2007

The prayer of Jabez

I am praying
and it is changing the way I see everything.

And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying,
“Oh, that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain.”
So God granted him what he requested.
I Chronicles 4:10 NKJV

Friday, May 18, 2007


It's been a while since I posted here. In fact, it's been a while since I've blogged much at all. Let me say that I love blogging and writing, but the fact that I've slowed down points to a success with my ADHD medication.

Lately I've been able to focus on work and family and things in life that are important and require attention. I believe this has everything to do with being properly treated for a condition that has affected my life for many years. Now I don't want to say anything that sounds like I am looking for some sort of a crutch... I am definitely not. Truth be told, however, I'm finding that I'm so much better able to organize life and work and balance things that are important that I spend less time in aimless activities.

I love aimless, absent-mindedness as much as anyone, but it's not a good trait in a father who is trying to support a family. ADHD medication doesn't make you smarter or less lazy or a better person. It simply makes it easier for me to eliminate all the personality quirks that lead to severe and constant distraction. If accepting a diagnosis and seeking treatment for it means that I am better able to spend dedicated time with my family and earning the money that my employer pays me (also for my family), then I think I have a responsibility to go with it.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

and in the news.......

My friend Minerva has such good news,
please go visit her blog and leave a comment.