Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Living with Depression is Hard, but not Hopeless

Depression may be a part of you, but it's not all of you. It doesn't need to define you or your life. Sometimes depression can make you feel worthless, powerless, and hopeless. But don't believe those malicious lies. That is distorted melancholic thinking without any basis in reality.
Remember in God's eyes you're valuable. You're special. You're loved. And your future remains firmly secured in His capable hands. 
So please don't give up. It's important to recognize you're not alone. Be kind to yourself. Seek the help you need to get through today. Hold onto hope.

Psalm 43:5 (ESV) states:
Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

HeartPoint Blog Survey Results

It’s been a couple of months since I posted my HeartPoint Blog Interest Survey. Thanks so much for all of you who participated in it and gave your feedback concerning topics that you would find most relevant to your life in future blog posts.

I thought you’d be interested in seeing what the Top Twelve Topics are. They are as follows along with their popularity rating:
  1. Marriage (52.9%)
  2. Family & Parenting Issues (43.1%)
  3. Ways to Serve (37.3%)
  4. Prayer (33.3%)
  5. Depression (31.4%)
  6. Anxiety (27.5%)
  7. Discipleship (and Following Jesus) (25.5%)
  8. Handling Your Emotions (23.5%)
  9. Addictions (21.6%)
  10. Grief (21.6%)
  11. Dealing with Conflict (21.6%)
  12. Spiritual Leadership (21.6%)

Interestingly enough, the last four (of the 12) tied at 21.6% popularity.

While I’m certainly not saying I’ll never write on any topics outside of these ones, I will most certainly focus a good deal of attention on them in moving forward with my blog.

Thanks again for your valuable input!