Tag Archives: Depression

DISABLED BY OUR FEARS

The simplicity of Yoda’s words should be made into a plaque and hung in a conspicuous place in our homes. Fear has the ability to disable – to cripple – and crush us, if we let it. I’ve gotten hooked … Continue reading

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A BALANCING ACT

We’re all under pressure at times. We all need someone to share our burdens with, even those who spend a lifetime trying to encourage others. When the added stress of the outside world enters in, we’ve got a recipe for … Continue reading

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READY FOR A RAIN DANCE

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;Thy fate is the common fate of all,Into each life some rain must fall”― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow We, along with the many other states, have been experiencing … Continue reading

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FRIDAY CHUCKLES

I love dogs. I also like to laugh, so today I’ll step away from my normal seriousness and LOL. It’s not easy to find humor in the events of today, but I think it’s mandatory. Laughter has always been good … Continue reading

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THE LILIES OF THE FIELD

When fears and worries are so real,We sometimes wonder why we feel,The pangs of deep depression.The weight’s extreme – we lose all hope,Our hearts grow sad – for strength we grope,To lighten this progression. We look within and try to … Continue reading

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THERE’S NOT ANOTHER YOU

Too often we expect the most from ourselves. We try to be like everyone else – to fit in – be part of the crowd – support issues that are popular – wear the right clothes – follow a pattern … Continue reading

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DEJA VUE ALL OVER AGAIN

I don’t know about the rest of you, but Ground Hog Day has become the norm for the past year. You wake up, same time every day, go to the bathroom mirror and see the same face, brush the same … Continue reading

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WHEN TWO SIDES UNITE

The road is full of stumbling blocks, we see them every day,Our path is full of hiccups which toughen up the way,Our journey to eternity is filled with indecision,We struggle through all daily tasks, requiring supervision,The signs that lead to … Continue reading

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GOD IS, WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE

Our world is filled with sadness – depression all around,Where can we turn for comfort when there’s none,The darkness draws around us – no respite can be found,We search for answers but they never come. The days close in upon … Continue reading

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ARE YOUR PRAYERS A LAST RESORT?

What’s on your worry list today? Are you anxious about the future? Do you fear you won’t have enough money to make the house payment? Are you fearful of a positive COVID19 diagnosis? Are you up in arms about the … Continue reading

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PITY PARTY

There are days when we feel like life isn’t worth getting up for.  We’d rather crawl back under the sheets and melt into another dream.  What do you do when you feel that way?  The world might tell you that … Continue reading

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WOULDN’T IT BE NICE?

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply erase the events of the past? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Mondays indicated a new start – a fresh beginning? If all the world could … Continue reading

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GOD FILLS ME UP

“Memories light the corners of my mind; misty water colored memories of the way we were.” The words to this Barbara Streisand song tell a very true story. We all have wonderful memories that we keep tucked in the recesses … Continue reading

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MAKE ‘EM LAUGH

Ever since watching the movie, “Singing in the Rain,” I have great joy when I can make someone laugh.  Maybe I should’ve become a standup comic.  Is 78 too old to start a new career?  The only problem I can … Continue reading

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TURN IT OVER

There’s no doubt about it.  We live in a crummy world. We can choose to make a difference, to change things, to sit around and fret about it, to hide ourselves from it or we can rid ourselves of the … Continue reading

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AGING FOR THOSE WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR

I’m currently in the process of brainstorming, which could be dangerous for a 78 year old woman.  The storming of my brain is nothing new, but the subject matter has changed over time.  I used to write about funny parenting … Continue reading

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WE HAVE A CHOICE

We never seem to outgrow fear.  It’s an emotion that carries with it the scars of a lifetime.  It’s something that grows with the years.  Add our prejudices, anger, our negativity and our selfishness to it and we have a … Continue reading

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COVID19 DEPRESSION

The fears that are associated with this pandemic are far greater than the disease itself. We’ve taken all kinds of precautions.  We’ve followed the rules and stayed home as much as possible.  We haven’t attended church services (which I personally … Continue reading

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QUESTIONING AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES

How long has this been going on?  I feel like it’s been years, but the first case of reported COVID19 occurred sometime in January.  Immediately the pandemic turned into panic.  Since that time, states have been going into lockdown and … Continue reading

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EASTER LETDOWN

Easter has come and gone and it was the most unusual celebration I’ve experienced in my lifetime. The two of us viewed our church service online.  We stayed inside all day, because five or so inches of snow had fallen … Continue reading

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