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Watered Down Wickedness & Evil

It's easy for this world to say it's okay to partake of darkness when it is meant in a fun way. Christians a lot of time struggle in this, and the temptation only continues to grow. I was just talking to a friend about this and she mentioned how if we could not do something… Continue reading Watered Down Wickedness & Evil

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Hell Was A Wake-Up Call | Life Chat

Edited 10/29/2020 When I write this, it's Friday, October 26, 2018. I've shared a little bit in posts and with others that lately I've been pretty overwhelmed. Anxiety. Fear. Worry. Uncertainty of the future. The whole kit an kaboodle (anyone else use that phrase, I thought it was one word, that's how my family says… Continue reading Hell Was A Wake-Up Call | Life Chat

Prayer

Are You Praying… At All?

I've noticed many people have opened up about having issues with prayer. You do not have to pray a specific way. However, I understand this is not always easy for others. What I want to do is have a series on specifics to help you pray for others and certain things to focus on.  How… Continue reading Are You Praying… At All?

Bible Study

My Hiding Place | Scriptures To Meditate On

I thought it may be fun to share a chapter of the Bible and specific scriptures (not the whole chapter) to meditate on. Use it for prayer. Use it to fight against dark thoughts. Use it for encouragement. The Bible says the sword of the Spirit is the word of God. The only way for… Continue reading My Hiding Place | Scriptures To Meditate On

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Every Tear

(Last Month) Monthly Scripture – (NIV) Galatians 6:17, “From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.” *** Community Prayer Request | October – Join Me In Praying For Each Other And If You Have A Request To Add Let Me Know.  Second Blog: Peeking Beneath Social- Twitter: T. R.… Continue reading Every Tear

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Misunderstood (Mental Illness/Depression)

A number of you have already seen this poem because you saw it on Peeking Beneath, thank you so much! I want to share this poem on here for those who may not check out my second blog. I wrote this poem to try to help people understand what it is like internally for someone who experiences depression or mental illness.

Sometimes it is hard to visualize what that means. Sometimes we think if a person is in a good situation if everything around them appears to be good, and they seem “happy” then depression and other things like anxiety do not really make sense.

I’ve heard before from people sharing their battles with depression, anxiety and mental illness, that society seems to think it is okay to take of the body (physically) when we are hurt. However, the most active part of our body, the brain that controls basically everything, is treated differently. A battle we cannot see on the inside is hard to understand. People feel pain. People have accusing thoughts. Believing they are a burden. Christians, I think, struggle with this too because mental illness “shouldn’t” be a thing with the stigma I just shared.

I’ve known at least six people who have been suicidal. In college, I stayed up one night online with a friend who had attempted. Just because we do not understand. Just because to us maybe we think this person “shouldn’t” be experiencing what they are or it’s just “making a big deal out of nothing”.. to that person it is a big deal. Inside, there is a battle going on. For us to be like Jesus, we need to be loving and understanding.

I hope the poem helps you understand, a little bit, of what the mindset is for someone going through this.

There are many people in this world who cannot speak up about what they are going through because things are misunderstood. Each individual has his or her own story. May we try to understand. May we listen to what people are trying to say.

This poem’s purpose is to show the mindset of someone who is battling internally. Rawness, sensitivity, how words are taken. This poem is not written from my current mindset. I once had a friend admit to me in middle school she thought of suicide when she was only about 10-11 years old. Depression and mental illness do not have age limits. It does not matter what your situation may be either. If it was this simple, celebrities would not die from suicide. Children who live in good homes would not die from suicide. Sometimes there are factors that invite depression and mental illness…but sometimes…there aren’t. 

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Community Prayers | October ’18

This post is updated, sometimes daily, please check in for updates, answered prayers, and for continued prayer over the requests. Thank you! Let’s work together on prayer by praying for each other and lifting up our needs. Christ said where two or more are gathered in His name, and there are definitely more than two… Continue reading Community Prayers | October ’18