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Do You Recognize Them

“When they saw Job from a distance , they scarcely recognized him.” Job 2:12 (NIV) Job, a  man of integrity who loved God, would most likely today be diagnosed with depression.   His friends were shocked when they saw him and Scripture tells us they barely recognized him.  When a loved one is suffering from depression or another form of mental health condition, at times you may not recognize them by their behavior or appearance. The increase of mental health diagnoses and awareness in recent years reveals more families are affected. Our pandemic-changed world has caused mental health problems to burst …

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When You Seek Him

In those days when you pray I will listen.  If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.  Jeremiah 29:12-13   Over two decades ago my husband, Jay, landed in the hospital due to a severe depressive episode. This storm arrived like a tornado and was the beginning of a troublesome, lonely and often chaotic journey for our family – it was no picnic.  While we were raising three young boys the search for effective treatment was exhaustive. Finding support and medical resources would often leave me feeling angry, weary, frightened all while unsure where to turn. I believed …