Tag Archives: depression

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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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