Category: depression

First Speaking Opportunity

So excited to be a speaker for Corporate Career Mom Online Conference. Turning the Page on Suicide means taking steps to speak life and hope in the midst of despair. Anything is usable in the hands of God. I pray that my testimony encourages mothers…

When Words Don’t Come

Scripture: Exodus 4:15 5“You are to speak to him and put the words in his mouth; and I, even I, will be with your mouth and his mouth, and I will teach you what you are to do… Devotional: Y’all might have noticed that I’ve been rather erratic in my posting. Moses, whom God is addressing…

Spring in Februrary

Writing/ Photography Prompt: Spring in February Psalm 68:9 You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched. This has been a long depressing winter for many of us. There has been a lot of evil rearing its head,…

Starting Place

i didn’t know this was my starting place until You ended my suffering.   This yanking war of soul and flesh Soothed to peace by Your sacrifice.   I became a fledgling paragraph developing purpose in the womb of just one word   hope

Dressing in Delight: Changing our Outlook on Life

Numbers 6:25 The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; 26The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’  Playing dress up was not on my agenda yesterday. I have been battling a cold that is moving in and picking out curtains….

Seeing Through the Pain: Message of Hope

Luke 12:22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not…

When Words Fail: Laugh

Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.  Words have been failing me lately. Literally. I try to respond in conversation and I can’t bring what I want to say to mind, or I’m talking about cooking and “cat” comes out. Imagery and laughter…

Sanctuary, You keep saying that word . . .

Psalm 73 . . .Still, when I tried to figure it out,     all I gt was a splitting headache . . . Until I entered the sanctuary of God.     Then I saw the whole picture: . . . {The Message) Give me sanctuary! For the past few weeks…

Depression is not meant for the Church Coatroom

Believers sing the blues too.

When Trauma Has You Frozen, Pray

I encourage you, just as my friend took the reigns and led me through the dark moment, to find a purpose in your grief. Begin with prayer. Lift up the person, circumstance, or fear to God who loves you perfectly and can cast out all fear!

Lost to Suicide

Amid the fireworks,your little hand slipped into crowded adulthood, before your mind developed a sense of direction. Grasping anything to garner comfort, but fear is a poor companion. Absence begged me to give up on you . . . but, what mother can?  …

Just Another Day: Except it Isn’t

  Scripture: Lamentations 3:22 The LORD’S loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.24“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.”… Thoughts: How do you turn the page on the hardest days of your…