Category Archives: depression

SOWING IN TEARS

When our tears overtake us at the drop of a hat, we immediately think of ourselves as weak or lacking faith. Tears are an outlet. They are a blessed gift from God, designed within us to provide moisture for the … Continue reading

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OVERWHELMED

We all have those days when feeling overwhelmed becomes overwhelming. I’m talking about a number of circumstances, but particularly when you’ve been faced with a recurring problem that just doesn’t seem to get better. The frustration comes in not being … Continue reading

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AM I MY OWN WORST ENEMY?

As Christians, we’re told to trust God in all situations – to carry our burdens to Him – to be still and know that He is God. That sounds almost like a copout – like the easy way out of … Continue reading

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MAUDLIN MONDAY

The image of Emmett Kelly is what I remember most about the circus clowns of the old days. Emmett expressed the epitome of maudlin. Maudlin describes itself as self-pity, over sentimental and often tearful. Later in my life, clowns took … Continue reading

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POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE?

There are days, when we really have to look hard for things that make us feel good about ourselves, our lives, our futures or our past.  Those are the hardest days to get through, because we often find ourselves dwelling on … Continue reading

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MAKE ROOM FOR LAUGHTER

It’s not easy to find humor in the events of today, but I think it’s mandatory. Laughter has always been good medicine. Even the Bible talks about how important it is for us. Proverbs 17:22 says, “A joyful heart is … Continue reading

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SECRETS

We are all sinners. We live in the shadow of our first parents, Adam and Eve and therefore cannot escape the wages of sin, which is death. I think when we know God provided us with the perfect solution for … Continue reading

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WHAT FACE WILL YOU WEAR TODAY?

I must admit – I have a face that can be more like a mask than reality. I have a number of different profile pictures on my facebook page. Many look like a normal, ordinary old lady. Some are filled … Continue reading

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MIXED EMOTIONS

This time of the year is packed with a complete bag of mixed feelings.  We can be up one minute and down the next. In all the rush and anticipation, we find ourselves with not enough time, money or ability … Continue reading

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KEEP ON KEEPING ON

Martin Luther spent the greater part of his young life trying to live up to his father’s expectations of him, his peers’ opinions of him and the church’s requirements of him.  He thought that if only He was a better … Continue reading

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HELP! I’M STUCK IN MY SHELL!!

I’ve always had issues with my self image.  I’m not sure what caused it, but it may have to do with a need to please everyone.  I now realize that giving up my own thoughts in favor of friendship is … Continue reading

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A TIME FOR HOMECOMING

For the past week and a few days, I’ve been sharing most of my time with my dog, Gage.  Each of us handles our loneliness in different ways.  He becomes depressed and doesn’t eat when the master is gone.  I, … Continue reading

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ONE OF THOSE DAYS

Ever have “one of those days?”  I happen to be having one now and it’s not even 9 AM.  I went to brush my teeth this morning and one of the lights in the bathroom was burned out.  I reached to … Continue reading

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NOT ALL DAYS ARE GOING TO BE GREAT

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE 4/11/15 Just think!  You’re a Christian – you’ve been freed from the grip of sin and the devil – you’re beaming in the afterglow of Easter – life is perfect – right? Monday morning comes and you … Continue reading

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YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE

How many times have you heard this? My life stinks. I’m going nowhere. I’ve had this problem all my life; it will never go away. I just can’t find the energy anymore. I don’t think God loves me. I’m tired … Continue reading

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TOMORROW

This picture was taken a few years ago, when my granddaughter appeared in “Annie, with a Twist.”  The story was an adaptation of the famous Little, Orphan Annie and Oliver Twist, who in my version turned out to be lost relatives.  Through … Continue reading

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FAILURE FACE

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Charlie Brown.  He is the ultimate failure – according to Lucy, who of course knows everything.  The reason I like Charlie so much is that he reminds me of me.  … Continue reading

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ORGANIZED CHAOS

As we travel this road called life, we will encounter chaos.  It is not the way God intended our path to be. He created perfection. He created order. In the middle of nothing, He melted the darkness and made light. … Continue reading

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ANOTHER TEST?

This life is full of tests.  So much depends on how we deal with them.  I’ve always been one of those who sailed along comfortably and when things started to get choppy, I’d give up.  Whether it was looking at … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – THE WOMAN WHO GRABBED A MIRACLE

For twelve years she ‘d carried the burden of her disease.  Not only was she wasting away because of the loss of blood she shed each day, but her finances were being eaten away as well. She was suffering from … Continue reading

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