Got the blahs?


I do.


I woke up out of sorts.


Don’t know why.


I feel…..


…..the way you feel when summer is over.


……the way you feel at the ocean when all the cottages are boarded up.


Nothing severe, just blah.


Oswald Chambers says, “We are earthlings, yet the Bible says are citizens of heaven.  This world may not be our home, but it is our residence.”   (Philippians 3:20)


Maybe that’s why I feel this way.


“We are to live in the world, but we are not to be of the world.  And since joy is one of our distinctives, laughter is appropriate even though we are surrounded by all manner of wrong and wickedness.  It can get a little confusing.”


A brilliant movie depicts exactly this:  Beauty in the midst of a lot of yuck!  The movie is Bella (click here for the YouTube trailer) I highly recommend it.  This movie is filled with lovely characterization and tons of metaphors about redemption.  I see Christ all over this movie, and you will too.


Now that’s something that moves me out of the blahs!  

*Let me know if you saw the movie and what you thought. 






Lucille Zimmerman is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Littleton, CO and an affiliate faculty teacher at Colorado Christian University.

She is also the author of Renewed: Finding Your Inner Happy in an Overwhelmed World. Through practical ideas and relatable anecdotes, readers can better understand their strengths and their passions—and address some of the underlying struggles or hurts that make them want to keep busy or minister to others to the detriment of themselves. Renewed can help nurture those areas of women’s lives to use them better for work, family, and service. It gives readers permission to examine where they spend their energy and time, and learn to set limits and listen to “that inner voice."