Category Archives: depression

What Not to Say to a Depressed Person

by Therese J Brochard I’m always on the lookout for articles that touch on ways to communicate to a friend or family member who is depressed. It’s a delicate issue and one that deserves some serious attention.  What follows is … Continue reading

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Has God Given Up on You?

  13 “If we are unfaithful,     he remains faithful,     for he cannot deny who he is.”  2 Timothy 2:13, NLT There can be times of a great despair; when sin or sickness is definitely in the spotlight. Losing hope is … Continue reading

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Intensely Loved, but Definitely Broken, [Reality]

For everyone who loves Jesus, but yet has had an experience of terrible loss, sickness or the death of a loved one…this post is meant for you. I am evangelical, a former pastor, and a Bible college instructor. I also have bipolar depression, and a … Continue reading

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A Downcast Soul, [Depression]

  “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” –Psalm 42:11, NIV The things that truly tear me apart, will often start … Continue reading

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Lost Time, [Regrets]

“The most important thing to remember about depression is this: you do not get the time back. It is not tacked on at the end of your life to make up for the disaster years. Whatever time is eaten by … Continue reading

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One Strange Trip, [Honesty]

“I’m sure about this: the one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6, CEB I was ‘saved’ in my early twenties.  With that salvation came a … Continue reading

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Choosing to Walk With the Broken

It seems the world is divided into two groups. Those all together, happy, healthy, and reasonably sane and ‘self actualized’. Those with significant issues, have hang-ups, and who are lesser sane. We gravitate toward success. Even in a spiritual sense … Continue reading

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