All of us have been touched in some way by the crushing effect of emotional illness and the devastation of suicide. I’ve experienced it personally, and via loved ones, all of my life. For too many years this subject has been “taboo”, which only makes it worse. A beautiful and powerful new video just posted quietly last night on the Mormon Channel. It includes my friend Seth who shares his personal story. Seth has become a voice for those suffering with depression, hopelessness and thoughts of ending life. He’s made it OK to talk about it, and shows that this kind of struggle is not a “character flaw”. When the darkness of emotional illness closes in on the mind, even the very best and brightest cannot save themselves.
I’m so grateful that people are finally talking about the subject of mental and emotional illness & becoming educated. And now, the Church is adding a loud and clear voice to…
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If we go through life trying to win the approval of people we will never be at rest. People’s opinions are fickle. The crowds can love us one moment and turn on us the next. We were made for the approval of just one.
Jesus Christ is perfect and approved by God. He came to earth to live a perfect life for us. He went to the cross to die a criminal’s death as us; and God raised Him from the dead, so we can be justified before our Heavenly Father forever.
Jesus is our approval. We are perfect in Him. The Father God sees us through the lens of Jesus Christ as we receive Him into our hearts. Now we can rest in the unfailing love of God and in Jesus Christ and His finished work at the cross.
As we enter this supernatural rest we will find peace…
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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?
In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?
Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more…
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Check out the Alley Art here! I want some in our town!
Beautiful photo of Life’s Highway!
Helplessness and inferiority
balls and chains we drag around
always a victim
sitting on the pity-pot
waiting to have and to be
more of we know not what
How we gaze with longing looks
at the happiness of others
wondering why we fail to
have the same.
Lay down your sorrow of self
walk on the highway of happiness
participating in the joys
of loving activities of your
brothers and sisters
in the service of our Creator