Category Archives: depression

Promises that Give Me a Workout

What a difficult struggle the last several days have been.  I have tried to function but have been broadsided by several things at once.  I have asked God to draw near, He has made me a promise that He would … Continue reading

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Pressed Roses

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33, ESV This world is not our friend. And then we often face issues that … Continue reading

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Animated Dust

18 “I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, 19 and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’ Luke 15:18-19, NLT … Continue reading

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Good Grief

How Depression is a Blessing in Disguise; by Rev. James Winsor   A darkness creeps into the soul and smothers it. Who knows why, how long it will last, or what will make it go away. You feel like you … Continue reading

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All in Your Head?

Depression is a Mental Disorder, not a Disease There are plausible arguments for the non-existence of mental illness. But there are still people who declare themselves to have a mental illness. After all, being sick mentally has no physical symptoms; … Continue reading

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