My Hero

After the day I had, yesterday, I really feel the need to give my husband some well-deserved props.  I’ve been struggling with a lot of health issues for a really long time. It’s gotten pretty bad over the last few months. I won’t harp on the details, but it has been daily pain and darkness and…

When I Am Weak…

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to relieve me of this. But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.” So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9…

An Unwanted Companion (Depression) Part 3

There is one last thing I would like to address as I wrap up this post. If you haven’t already, I hope you take a few minutes to read Part 1 and Part 2. Even with dividing this post into three parts, I still feel like I’ve only scratched the surface when it comes to…

An Unwanted Companion (Depression) Part 2

So, how do I manage my depression now? First, let me explain how my depression works and what causes it. Again, this is not everyone’s experience…it just happens to be mine. I am not depressed ALL the time. I struggle with “bouts” of depression. They vary in length and I never know when they will…

An Unwanted Companion (Depression) Part 1

“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:11 If you struggle with depression, you’re not alone. I have lost count of how many people, both women and men, who have admitted to me…

A Declaration

I am continuing to work on my series of blog posts about anxiety and depression; however, before sharing any further, I think I need to declare this first. A Declaration Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning…

Depression Goes to Church

Tomorrow morning, after eight hours of sleep, I’ll struggle to pull my fatigued body out of bed. I’ll ignore the pain in my joints and muscles as I walk downstairs to pump myself full of water (because it’s good for me) and coffee (because water doesn’t have caffeine). While the coffee is brewing, I’ll check…