Posts Tagged ‘depression’

Can You Struggle with Depression, and Be Joyful, at the Same Time?

An excerpt from Blessed are the Misfits: Great News for Believers Who are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They’re Missing Something — In A Beautiful Mind, Russell Crowe stars as mathematician John Nash. We see Nash in his college years, brilliantly succeeding at math, but finding it difficult to relate to humans. Nash doesn’t have many relationships other than his wife, his good friend Charles, and Charles’s sweet little niece, Marcee. Nash’s mathematical… … Continue reading

The 5 Songs You Need When Tragedy Strikes

It seems like one thing after another these days. If it’s not an earthquake or a hurricane then it’s a shooting. There is a tragedy all around us. In these moments, we cling to our faith more than ever. These things are the hard reminder that this broken world is not our home. Music can bring truth and hope to our souls when we need it most. These songs have helped us and maybe they… … Continue reading

Can I Just Hide in Bed Til Jesus Comes Back?

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” —J. R. R. Tolkien Never mind stepping onto the road . . . sometimes stepping out of bed is dangerous enough. Or daunting enough. Yeah, there are times when life can seem too hard to face. There, we’ve said it. But you already know it’s true. No matter… … Continue reading

The “Good News” That Helped Mandisa “Out Of The Dark”

Mandisa joins me on Episode 46 of “More Than The Music” to share the stories behind her album, “Out Of The Dark,” and how a phone call from her brother helped her overcome depression. Subscribe through iTunes | Subscribe through Google Play | Subscribe Using the RSS Feed While in the mist of a deep three-year depression, Mandisa says a phone call from her brother reminded her that God heard her prayers. That conversation led to his salvation and later… … Continue reading

How Mandisa Overcame Depression and Thoughts of Suicide

We love Mandisa and how infectiously happy she is–in both her songs and in person. But what a lot of people don’t know is that her song “Overcomer” began a downward spiral into a deep depression that even led to thoughts of taking her own life. Overcomer was inspired by Mandisa’s friend Kisha who was diagnosed with breast cancer. Kisha lost her battle and went to be with Jesus which hit Mandisa hard: “It shook the foundation… … Continue reading

How a Wife’s Powerful Prayer Saved Her Husband’s Life

Darren from We Are Messengers says that he was a dead man before he met Jesus. He has only been a Christian for 7 years and has a powerful story of how God completely turned his life around. When Darren was younger he couldn’t imagine anything worse than being a Christian and singing Christian music but now it’s his passion! Hear his new song, “Everything Comes Alive.”    Darren’s wife praying for him is a… … Continue reading

5 Facts About Suicide That Will Break Your Heart

September is National Suicide Prevention Month We want to do our part to help raise the awareness here in South Florida. You can get involved by participating in the upcoming “Out of the Darkness Walk” which is being put on by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Saturday September 27th at 10am (Check-In begins at 8:30am) John Prince Park in Lake Worth For more information visit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or call Adriane Cantwell… … Continue reading

Depression is More Common Than You Think…

Joy here and after hearing about the loss of Robin Williams, I was shocked to find out that he dealt with depression for years. This man who brought so much laughter and joy to my life struggled to find it in his own. Depression was something that I never fully understood until I experienced it this year. I am in a season of depression. It’s hard to even type out, but it’s true. Depression is… … Continue reading