It never ceases to amaze me how little most people understand about mental illness. Depression, for example, is a very real illness, often caused by a very real chemical imbalance, which causes hormonal imbalance and symptoms of fatigue, lethargy, debilitating sadness, thoughts of self harm, and often a desire to end one’s life. Yet, how … More Words You Hear When Your “Illness” Isn’t “Real” Enough
Wow! It doesn’t seem possible that it’s been 7 months since my last post. A lot has happened in that time, the most exciting of which, was my wedding. Talk about emotions! Weddings certainly seem to bring out the best and the worst of them in most people. And despite all my determinations to be … More Are Some Emotions Bad?
This is going to be short and sweet because I would love for you to click on the link at the bottom and read through the article there. I used to be a firm believer in the so-called biblical teaching of a couple named Michael and Debbie Pearl. I bought their books, read their magazine … More Pearls
…continued from 2-17-17 So as I was being romanced by God and coming to the point of being happy as a single woman, He said it was time to get online and create a dating profile. Wait…WHAT!?!? Are you crazy? I argued. But over and over during the course of the next couple months, a … More Mr. Right vs Mr. Wrong (part 3)
…Continued from 2-15-16 I have to say that being romanced by God has by far been the most wonderful experience of my life. But how? You may be thinking… how in the world can a person be “romanced” by God? First of all, we have to stop relating to Him like a big old man … More Mr. Right vs. Mr. Wrong (part 2)
Happy post Valentine’s Day! Or maybe not so happy? No matter how wonderfully special the big love day can be for those romantic, sappy couples we all love to hate, it can be particularly difficult and depressing for a large portion of the single or married-but-feeling-single brokenhearted population. I hope that’s not you, but if … More Mr. Right vs Mr. Wrong (part 1)
Wow! I can’t believe that January 23rd already marked the first year anniversary of this blog. In some ways it doesn’t seem like it could have possibly only been a year and in other ways it seems like it’s been a lifetime ago. Thank you to those of you who continue to read and share … More Trust Your Gut!
Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of year. But as most families gather around the table to count the year’s blessings, there are those, even some within these same families, for whom this holiday marks the beginning of an extremely difficult time of year. The following story is a true account written by one of my … More Thank God For A Sister’s Love
This evening I had a chat with my 8 year old son, after he’d been picking on his sisters, about what it means to be a gentleman. Lately he has been volunteering to open the car door for me, to help carry in groceries, etc. But when it comes to treating his sisters with courtesy, … More What Is A Gentleman?
July turned out to be a somewhat difficult month, a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride. Just when I thought I could get ahead financially, my bank account was hacked, my car decided it needed over a thousand dollars in repairs, my new health insurance ended up costing a lot more than I thought … More A letter to myself