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13 Bible Verses to Overcome Disappointment

Bible verse to overcome disappointment

I am not a born optimist, but then, I don’t think anyone really is. Despite appearances, I do not naturally see the good in people or in situations. My heart hides snarky cynicism and crushing depression, fragile insecurity and paralyzing anxiety. I have to work (harder than you think) at being pleasant and cheerful and uplifting. I fail. It is 12:52 am. I am alone in a dark, quiet house. Isn’t this every mothers’ dream? Peace and quiet and time for reflection? The rest of my family is enjoying a planned weekend away. I, too, had weekend plans, cancelled against … Read more

Finding Hope in Depression

finding hope in depression

So. This is not an easy subject to write about, and the words are not crowding my conscious as they did in yesterday’s post. With that one, the post rattled around in my brain until I set it free in the pages of my journal. It happens sometimes, but it isn’t happening now. Nonetheless, I want to write this. I believe that someone needs to read it. I hope it isn’t you, but it might be. I have struggled with depression on and off for the last 15 years. I know the dull ache of surrounded by bodies and yet all alone, … Read more

Visiting Old Grandma

Angry Birds Game

Last week, I was down. I felt blue, like I was taking small steps along the path to full-on depression. Between Joe Paterno’s death, work stress, and cyber school stress, I was teary-eyed and sad and having a hard time coping with my life. Wednesday night, I noticed a big hole in my schedule for Thursday through Sunday.  I also noticed higher than normal temperatures and a lack of winter weather in the forecast. Sounded to me like the perfect equation for a trip to Old Grandma’s house. I called her on Wednesday night around 10 o’clock and told her … Read more