From Tears To Joy

Following yesterday's post, even if we feel the Lord is silent, we do not have to be toward Him. 🙂 He helps us heal. He gives us joy. Praise Him always! He turned my crying into dancing.  He always has a plan. He always has a purpose. His timing is greater than ours. But we … Continue reading From Tears To Joy

Am I… With God?

The question could be asked of anything we do. When I study the Bible (original inspiration for the post) am I studying with Him? When we pray...are we talking to Him? When we worship...is it to Him? Is He involved? Are we actively making Him involved? Any act we do that is meant to make … Continue reading Am I… With God?

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

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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Folly of Believers’ Focus on Sin | Throwback

**Note: When I say not to focus on the sins of others, I'm not talking about how we can speak to others about their sin, in a loving and gentle manner. However, these things must be done AFTER we have taken the speck out of our own eye. In most cases, I think people jump … Continue reading Folly of Believers’ Focus on Sin | Throwback

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

Emotional & Hypocritical

(I'm thankful to share I've been forgiven.) This past week I published a post inspired by something that happened. A summary, I commented on a post and because I had the opposite view my comment was not taken well, or in my view, it was not taken well. I felt part of the response was … Continue reading Emotional & Hypocritical