Posts Tagged ‘depression’

The We Are Messengers/Lil Jon Remix You Didn’t Know You Needed

Betty Rock does some of the world’s best impersonations (according to her), so we decided to use her Lil Jon impression to jazz up the We Are Messengers song “Maybe It’s Ok.” Darren could barely hold it together enough to sing along. Darren also talked about taking the hope of songs like “Maybe It’s Ok” to every human by performing in non-traditional venues while on tour. Plus, he covers a serious topic that touches Wally’s… … Continue reading

Why You Are Not a Failure If You Battle Anxiety Over and Over

“If I had stronger faith I would have already beat this thing!” Have you ever felt that way about your own struggle? Rock star, Jen Ledger has. She has faced anxiety and crippling panic attacks over and over again. It was such an honor to sit down and hear her story, because I am currently battling anxiety and it feels like every time I think it’s over the panic comes back. Her message is to… … Continue reading

The Perfect Songs to Combat Your Anxiety

Anxiety is something that I wish I could leave behind in 2018, but something I have found that truly helps is music. The right song lyrics combined with the sound can sooth my body and mind when I’m overwhelmed and nearing a panic attack. I’ve gathered together songs that have helped me most. I am declaring that this year will be better when it comes to your anxiety and to mine with the help of… … Continue reading

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