The second verse of Fear is a Liar by Zach Williams "When he told you were troubledYou'll forever be aloneWhen he told you you should run awayYou'll never find a homeWhen he told you you were dirtyAnd you should be ashamedWhen he told you you could be the oneThat grace could never change Fear he… Continue reading Devil’s Lies
Depression. Darkness. Loneliness. Desolation. "Having the blues." I'm not sure when I first began MY battle of depression. I was young. Much like the waves of the ocean, waves of depression would suddenly crash onto my childhood like onto a shore and wreck my sandcastle. It was unexpected. It was a deep sadness I couldn't… Continue reading What is Depression?
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. I battled anxiety my whole childhood. Trauma's have a way of doing that. I was constantly looking over my shoulders. Scared to be too loud or to draw attention to myself. If nobody notices me, I can't get… Continue reading What is Anxiety
TRIGGER WARNING: THERE WILL BE SOME MENTIONS OF PHYSICAL ABUSE. This is going to be long but raw and real and probably TMI, but as you will soon find out, that's pretty much just how I am. 😋 For those who have been following me for a while may notice I'm switching gears a little… Continue reading My Journey- Warning: Abuse
You are trying to get everything finished up and at the table so your family can sit down to eat the meal you prepared, and as you start to pour your kiddo a glass of milk, your phone rings, startling you, and you miss the glass. "Oh my gosh. I am so stupid!" You are… Continue reading Watch Your Mouth
For over a decade I was in the dental field. Early on I began to notice a pattern. As I would review my patient's health histories, if there was a patient with-anxiety, depression, mood disorders, fibromyalgia (and of course the obvious like type 2 diabetes and heart issues)- they were typically overweight/obesity. If we are… Continue reading Eating Soul Food
Today's post is going to be like a little Bible Study but bear with me! From the beginning...God has taken care of His people. THINK ABOUT IT: How often have we, as HIS followers, felt defeated and like God has left us in our times of troubles? Genesis=the beginning. The first book of the Bible.… Continue reading Rehoboth
For me...tonight...the first choice is the winner. I worked on several projects literally ALL DAY, and I began to feel 100% destroyed and defeated. Joy is part of the name of my team. I'm thinking I typed the word COMPLETELY out of me. I know that is probably the stupidest thing anyone has ever read,… Continue reading Defeat>Joy or Defeat<Joy
My life has been super busy the past week. I’ve been taking turns sitting with a sick family member. that is TAXING, but special. Add to that fact that we are moving soon (eeek! We bought a house!) my brain is tired and I’m struggling with juggling all the things! My calendar popped up and… Continue reading Provision from God
Substance Abuse. Two words you can say in passing around kids and they’ll never pick up on it. Two words that sound harmless; far away; not affecting you. right? No. Substance Abuse is defined as “overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs.” My family is ridden with substance abuse. Maybe… Continue reading TW: Substance Abuse. Death.