In my recent Dear Mom post, I shared how my son challenged me to write a letter to my now deceased mother, and to God, sharing the thoughts, sentiments, and feelings I would share if she were still here for Mother’s Day. Through the simple letter I wrote to my mom, I found healing and hope through the transformative power of God’s love.
Holidays are not always smiles and Hallmark cards. Are you one of the countless women whose heart is aching this Mother’s Day? God wants to bring comfort and healing to the brokenhearted.
Men and women both suffer from the painful condition of depression. But, who is more prone to be depressed? Men or women? Statistics suggest that more women are diagnosed with depression. That doesn’t tell the entire story, however.
The early morning temperatures were frigid, enough to make me want to stay in bed. Yet I knew if there was anywhere I might sense His presence, where He might see me, it would be in His house.
I half-wondered if the tears would freeze on my cheeks as I drove the deserted roads alone that morning. Pulling my cape around my head and neck to block the wind, I hoped it might shield any onlookers from noticing my blotchy eyes and puffy cheeks as I skirted from the parking lot into the building.
I spotted her as I entered the sanctuary, but diverted my gaze. [more]