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Archive for October, 2014

What would you do if you heard the word cancer? Warrior in Pink BOOK GIVEAWAY

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What would you do if you heard the word cancer? I’m giving away a copy of Warrior in Pink, a Story of Cancer, Community, and the God who Comforts this week on the blog. Read on for details about the story and about the BOOK GIVEAWAY. Here’s more about Warrior in Pink, and don’t forget to read until the end to find out about the BOOK GIVEAWAY, too!   The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He…

5 strategies for YOU when your spouse fights depression

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Everyone, I’m thrilled that my husband Sergei, in the midst of everything else he’s got going on, was able to write a blog post in honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week. A lot of us know that depression is a family illness. I often get questions from spouses of someone who is depressed. Any tips? What can I do? How do I cope? I’ve asked my husband to share some thoughts. Please join me in welcoming him…  What is it like to live with a…

Mental Illness: when you fear you are losing your mind on a weekly basis

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Mental Illness: when you fear you are losing your mind on a weekly basis (As this sometimes occurs, please forgive me if this post comes across muddy. I am not doing so hot today. Also, warning: this post my have some triggers for those who struggle with mental illness.) This week, October 4th through the 11th, is Mental Illness Awareness Week. I knew that I was supposed to post about this because I openly write and speak about my fight with major depressive disorder. The…