depression

When Homeschooling Becomes a Shut Door

When Homeschooling Becomes a Shut Door

Hold back your stones, homeschooling advocates! Let’s be honest here: homeschooling can become too much for parents to handle in certain seasons of life. When that happens, it’s a door that may need to be shut, even if temporarily. So how do you know when it is time to shut the door?  This is my story   I have homeschooled my three children for the last seven years or so. It has been one of t ...[Read More]

Lose to Gain – A New Perspective about Life

Lose to Gain – A New Perspective about Life

“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet lose his soul?” Mark 8:36 Nobody wants to be called a loser. Yes, it hurts your pride, your self-esteem and quite possibly your perspective of a successful life. It doesn’t matter how old or how young you are, LOSER is not a word that promotes popularity. One day, as Jesus was teaching the crowds and his disciples, he told t ...[Read More]

Spring Clean Up: #Help!

Spring Clean Up: #Help!

I can hear you say, “Oh, no, here comes mom again!” and you type on your device: “#help”. Every girl dreads the announcement of another family activity. This one may not be as fun as going to the beach, going to the park and grilling hot dogs, or heading on an amazing boat ride. It’s spring clean up day! Can’t we just sit outside, grab a good book and enjoy the beautiful we ...[Read More]

I May Lose My Hair But Not My Identity

I May Lose My Hair But Not My Identity

Hair loss can be a very sensitive subject for those who have fought it along their journey. It may not be enough to spray the scalp with that miraculous paint to disguise the missing or thinning hair in order to bring your confidence back. It may not be enough to sprinkle the powder that will make your remaining hair look thicker while you stretch it in different directions trying to cover the und ...[Read More]

I Had Panic Attacks

I Had Panic Attacks

Hard life experiences and two seasons of panic attacks have caused me to lead a life in a sense of being misunderstood and victimized. Very few people have stood up to hold me accountable to living this way and I am grateful for them. But I know now that God is teaching me to hold myself accountable to these feelings and this past year has been one of the mentally toughest thus far.

Look up and Calm Down – Depression is Real

Look up and Calm Down – Depression is Real

Life can bring surprises and not all of them will be pleasant. Uncertainties may change into calamity, and when you least expect you will find yourself in a pit of depression. In moments like this, you have to be proactive. You have to act. A few years ago I was there. If someone had told me I would go through depression, I mean, deep depression, if it can be called so, I would have said he was ou ...[Read More]

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