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Do You Listen To God’s Whispers?

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Do you listen to God’s whispers even when they make no human sense? This week marks the one-year anniversary of “Embracing The Unexpected.” This blog started with a whisper from God, many years ago, “Maree I want you to write and tell our stories. I knew God had taught me how to embrace life in the midst of the unexpected, but I wasn’t so sure sharing it would be a wise move....

Standing In The Gap When It Hurts!

Give me a cause or a person that can’t stand up for themselves, and I am usually all in. What about you? Do you get a thrill out of fighting for injustices or people that just need a little extra help getting what they deserve or need? I do. But what about when it hurts? Will you stand in the gap for another when the pain is so intense it hurts to breathe?...

Do You Know How Valuable You Are?

After a bit of prodding from a close friend, I decided to attend my first support group for families with a loved one with mental health issues. I was convinced hearing others struggles would only discourage me and bring no comfort to my aching soul. I struggled to believe that I even needed such a group or could find value in other people’s pain. After all, mine was enough. At the first group, I forced myself up the steps moving...

Back To School with Mental Health Issues – The Pain is Real

As I sit in my comfortable chair outside, listening to the bird’s chirp I think to myself; life today is not bad. It feels smooth, easy and comfortable. Relishing in the fact that today, school is starting back, and it is no longer a part of my world. I consciously make a decision to ignore those old feelings of what it used to be like struggling to get a child to school. I say to myself, “not this year;” it...