Photo taken in Scotts Head, Dominica by Mr. Craig Thompson

Monday, October 3, 2011

A time to laugh and a time to cry!!!

 I had the privilege of having a "girl's night out" with our precious daughter this past Saturday night, going to see Ms. Chonda Pierce  and Mr. Warren  Barfield.  If you ever get a chance, you've got to go to one of her concerts.  She is so real and down to earth....and is she ever funny....but is very serious about our Jesus and sharing Him with others!  As she shared some events in her personal life, one of those things was her battle with depression.  She gave the best analogy of a CHRISTian being depressed that I've ever heard.  A lady told her that as a CHRISTian she shouldn't have to be under a doctor's care for her depression....and she told the lady that she should remove her eyeglasses and drive home that night without them!!! 
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Often when we share what some people perceive as a "shortcoming"....or a "fault"....it can be used against us.  Because of my own admission of my battle with depression in the past....I've been described as having a "woe is me" attitude....or that I'm in a "blue mood".  Maybe it wasn't realized....or at least hoped....that I wouldn't find out those things were being said about me.  Often others use information they find out about us to make themselves feel better about how they act in certain situations....in other words, the one with the "problem"....gets the blame.

I am....who I am....and I'm so grateful that our precious Lord and Savior loves me!!!
It was a blessing to attend this concert and to be able to hear things that I could relate to in my own heart....not only in her humor....but also in her daily trials and troubles and her walk with our sweet Jesus!!!


If the Lord asks you to share things about yourself with others....please know that it isn't always easy and that sometimes those things will be used against you.  But God....will be there to help you and guide you every step of the way!!!

HOPE you have a great Monday, Sweet Reader....and there are lots of happy moments today to bring a smile to your face....and put a song in your heart!!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!


14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful message! Glad you got a girls night out with your daughter and thanks for sharing these thoughts! It's horrible that some find admissions as short comings! If we'd all admit our faults and move on, this world would be a better place! So glad I found you through the Meaningful Monday hop! I feel enriched just reading this and look forward to connecting further!

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  2. Hello. First, I have to say that I love those little birds on your site! They are adorable. Second, what a powerful message you are sharing. As someone who suffered from PPD it means a lot to me. It amazes me how there is labeling and how blame is attached. Thank goodness for understanding friends and family. I just want to hug ya!

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  3. What an awesome picture of you and Jess....she is as beautiful as her precious mother! It sounds as if you had a really good time...If I was to take my glasses off to drive...well it is not a pretty thought! Have a wonderful Monday, Deb

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  4. What geat picture of you and your daughter! Sounds like you haad a wonderful night out!

    I struggle from depression, so thanks for sharing that with us! It means a lot!

    Lisa
    P.S. Thank you for stopping by and linking up to the Meaningful Monday Blog Hop!

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  5. What a precious photo!!! One that needs to be framed and treasured forever.
    Sounds like your experience was very uplifting. I always enjoy listening to or reading the words of inspiring people who are willing to be real. : )
    M.L.

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  6. Hi, I love the photo of you and your daughter.

    Your post is so true, I have shared about myself and sometimes regretted. I know what it is to suffer clinical depression, so sometimes you cannot just snap out of it. But what a difference it makes to have Jesus walk you through it.

    Thanks for openly sharing.

    God Bless - Nita.

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  7. Well your daughter is beautiful just like you. So glad you gals had a good time. Chonda is great isn't she?

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  8. Mom and daughter parties are a treasure!

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  9. I have a Chandra Pierce DVD and we love it, she makes you laugh and cry, you got that right...I am bipolar, and I understand what you are saying about those not understanding about mental illness, they understand if its physical but not mental...gee I just shared that with all your readers, guess its not a secret anymore

    Looks like you and your daughter had a great time, you too look so much alike :)

    God bless you

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  10. Great pic of you and your daughter, so glad the two of you made a memory together. I love Chondra, never seen her in person but I catch her on TV whenever I can. I'm also her friend on facebook...

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  11. I always enjoy Ms. Chonda Pierce. She's a joy to listen to and watch. I enjoyed your post. I never join give a ways so I skipped that. Doylene

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  12. Wonderful post! Mother & daughter moments are always so great! Beautiful photo. Your post is very close to my heart. With all the pain I suffer with my ailments, I suffer from depression, from time to time. Some people just don't understand. But that's ok, I do and I know God is always with me to help and guide me through it.

    Thanks for linking up to the "Motivational Monday Blog Hop".

    Blessings always!
    Jen

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  13. Your post is so inspiring and encouraging for all those women that suffer from depression or any other illness. Women should support women in those hard times but I think you should have Faith in God to guide you through the turmoil :)
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post,
    Barbara
    Spanish4Kiddos – The Spanish Science Corner

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  14. That is such a wonderful picture!

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