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Trust

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A Heart, I No Longer Trust

Let me just say before I get started, I know that sounds terrible, it sounded bad when I said it to myself. Allow me to explain, most of us have a heart we rarely think about unless we are short of breath, maybe after a run, or having a panic attack. I used to think about my heart like that also, years ago. I assumed it would always beat and do whatever it was supposed to do without much pondering. Well, about 17 years ago, my heart betrayed my trust. How, did it betray me you ask? I had a heart attack and, my heart stopped beating the way it was supposed to, and,[...]

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My Experience With Depression

May is mental health awareness month. I was not going to speak on this topic because I did an interview last year and it was a very good interview and, I thought I said all that was needed to be said I was very vulnerable.  I wasn't really feeling like going that deep again but, when God wakes you up in the middle of the night and tells you, it's time to share again, well, here I am again going deep. Depression is a very real thing, you would not believe the number of people who suffer in silence, because of the negative connotation associated with mental illness[...]

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30 Years and Counting

My husband and I just celebrated 30 years of marriage, which is NOT easy. It was only by the grace of God that we made it this far. When people get married there are vows that we all recite, with no intention of having to keep them, because, if we are honest we believe we will be blissfully happy forever. For example, in sickness and in health, that vow rolls of the tongue as if saying I love you. When I got sick fifteen years ago (which is half the time I've been married by the way)  It rocked the whole family, my children who were very young at the time, and ne[...]

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Joy

How many of us have heard, or read the Scripture, "The Joy of the Lord is my strength" I have heard it, read it, and said it all my life. However, I didn't understand what it meant until I was an adult. I guess we sometimes don't understand things until we go through some things. I always wondered why we were supposed to be joyful while going through the fire. Who wants to be joyful while in the fire, nobody. The fire is often a painful place a place we usually can't wait to get out of, we want whatever lesson that needs to be learned to be taught quickly unfortun[...]