Tag: depression

7 Tips for Handling Anxiety – by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Word Girls guest blog Michele Bengston. Real. Those are the type of people and things that move me most. Real stories, books and movies based on real people dealing with real life.  Real tears and real joy at simple things. I’ve not yet met…

On the Shelf

It only takes a moment from a too-rushed schedule. A distraction, an errant thought you want to brush away, or a rush of movement to shake off an overwhelming thought.   A thud and a captive audience gasping alerted me to the fact that…

Grace in Your Mirror

Looking back I now realize I’d spent half a lifetime searching for what God had already given.   I envied others’ talents, longed for their family dynamics, and wasted years believing I had not been gifted or equipped for anything.   After all, I…

After Losing a Child – Behold!

Does God speak to you through His scriptures?  Perhaps you can relate to my experience. Today I read Is. 43:19 “Behold, I will do something new,   Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a…

After Losing a Child – Feeling Like Alice, in Wonderland

I’ve been reading a most compelling novel Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant.  One of the main character’s life events leave her feeling like Alice in Wonderland.  Ironically, though the topic of the book and the character’s story are far different than…

After Loss of A child – Going Through

Through – It seems lately that the word through has been highlighted in devotionals and every article and book I have been reading. Of course you are likely familiar with a well-known and oft-repeated verse 4 from the 23rd Psalm: Even though I walk…

After Losing a Child – Trying to Fight the Battle (Alone)

It’s hard when you have difficulty understanding what your spouse, relative or friend is  going through, and it is hard knowing they don’t or can’t understand what you are feeling. My daughter we lost once wrote me that she felt that same way –…

What Are You Doing Here?

If I ever were to get a tattoo this title would be appropriate. The phrase is from I Kings 19:9. God is speaking – to one of his children who had been blessed to be a part of an obvious act of God, yet…

Under the Juniper Tree?

Have you been there – under the Juniper tree?  Depressed as Elijah and wanting to die?  I’ve been there a time or two. I recently read Cheryl Gerou’s journey out of depression, From Wilderness to Worship, and noticed a similarity to Elijah’s story. She…

Discouraged? Keep moving!

We all have times of discouragement.  Often I know I have unwittingly set up some of these times for myself by not resting or eating properly or by being overly self-critical, demanding, or seeking assurance through activity-overload. Other times we are called to suffer…

Is This All There Is?

Sometimes I let emotions control my feelings instead of facts and I feel down, down, down. The facts are the only thing that is eternal – God’s Word.  When I look anywhere else my nature feels hopeless because without the Word I look at…

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