I’ve struggled with emotional illness for probably all of my life. In elementary school, I didn’t know what was going on. I just knew I didn’t feel well inside and was unhappy and that weird things were happening in my mind. Honestly, I didn’t know what was going on until my 30s. That’s when things… Continue reading Sharing My Emotional Healing Journey
We have celebrated two birthdays in the past 2 weeks: my son’s and my husband’s. Our son turned 4! I’m just like every other parent who wonders at how fast time goes by. It’s amazing to see this child growing into such an intelligent preschooler. On the Friday after our son’s birthday, my husband took… Continue reading It’s a Party! Celebrating Our 4-Year-Old
“And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32 I’ve loved this verse for years. I came across it years ago when I was dealing with unforgiveness toward someone. And, you know, I still have some unforgiveness toward this person. Ugh! This seems… Continue reading Forgive
I’ve begun a journey of researching happiness and finding out why it’s OK, even important, to be happy. I’ve picked up some books at the library and ordered some books on Amazon. One book that I’m reading, in addition to The Happiness Dare by Jennifer Dukes Lee, is Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth… Continue reading What is True Happiness?
I am only just beginning to realize how important pursuing happiness is. For years and years I believed that life was supposed to be hard and sad. I didn’t believe that God cared much about my happiness. I believed that he cared mostly about making me holy (step by step, by his Spirit, making me… Continue reading Pursuing Happiness
I’m on a journey. I’ve been on it for at least 25 years. I remember it began with me thinking, “I want to figure out what’s wrong with me and help others.” Twenty five years later, I’ve traveled very far, but have much further to go. Will you join me? Can I explain to you… Continue reading Join Me On My Journey
If you struggle with apathy, you may often have low desire to participate in life. You may lack interest in or enthusiasm for activities that one typically would consider enjoyable. Apathy can be a part of depression, but is something that can be experienced on its own. As I think more about apathy, because I… Continue reading Fighting Apathy