Tag Archives: Depression

PRAYERS FOR UKRAINE

I cannot begin to imagine what the Ukrainians are dealing with in their country. The United States seems oblivious to the wars that rage around us and seem eager to send money and arms, but not really providing any kind … Continue reading

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PRESS THE PAUSE BUTTON

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could hit the pause button and stop the world for a while?  Some days are more chaotic than others, but right now we all need to slow down and take a deep breath. We’re faced … Continue reading

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LIFE STORMS

We’ve been in a short duration of what is to come in Minnesota. Storms pop up suddenly and often without warning. The skies can be brilliant blue with a faint whisper of clouds and immediately become filled with darkness and … 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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A DAY OF UNREST

It was the Sabbath day – a day dedicated to rest and meditation. Jesus’ body had been interred in the tomb of a rich man. Time would not allow for preparing the body for burial, because the Sabbath required no … Continue reading

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WHAT IS YOUR REALITY?

With all that’s occurred in the past two years, it’s no wonder that there’s more mental illness, depression and anxiety. The number for young people needing counseling has risen at alarming rates. Those individuals from 15 to 24 years of age, show … Continue reading

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GOD’S RAINBOW

Many years ago, I wrote a musical play based on Noah and the Ark. It was called, “The Rainbow Promise.” In the final scene of the play, a rainbow appears to assure the people who were saved from the great … Continue reading

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WHAT’S NEXT?

This world of ours – it’s a mixture of cultures, filled with different races, consumed with material things, longing for success, desirous of power and filled with greed. When all those things combine, there can be chaos. When it looks … Continue reading

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DOWNWARD SPIRAL

“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next … Continue reading

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HEALING IN LAUGHTER

A child’s laughter is one of the sweetest sounds in the world.  Laughter from an elderly person with no teeth can be just as gratifying.  Laughter can also indicate embarrassment, frustration or even panic.  Laughter can trigger all kinds of emotions, but one thing … 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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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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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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