Author Archive: sryall

Ice Tea and Refuge

Nestea had a series of commercials quite a number of years ago… people who drank their iced tea felt like they were falling into a pool… The Nestea plunge Often, with mental health and anxiety, life can seem overwhelming… Those times where you just need to shut down… A place of refuge… Isaiah 25:4–5 (NLT): …

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Grumpy, Great, Grabbing and Canucks

I had one child who, as a toddler, did not always wake up in the best mood, (can we say grumpy) instead they needed to have some cereal and then their day was great… they needed sustenance to start a great day… Psalms 92:2–3 (NLT):  It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the …

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Validation

I don’t know about you – but I really REALLY like validation… with Borderline Personality Disorder it’s defiantly a symptom for me… James 3:13-16 (NLT) If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly …

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Snuggly Treasure Pouch

I saw a cute chubby cheeked little lbaby being carried in a snuggly… Wrapped up nice and tight to their mom… Able to hear her heart beat, her breath and talking… Almost the same as before birth… Totally feeling secure… 1 Samuel 25:29 (NLT): “Even when you are chased by those who seek to kill …

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From a Fork to a Juicer

I’m pretty good and keeping up with my journalling and daily time with God… note, pretty good – not perfect… from time to time I’m angry with God (which is NOT a sin) and I don’t want to do my devotions – just to punish Him! Yeah – I know… it only punishes me… With …

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Awkward Prayers?

If you are like me… It somehow seems hard/awkward about what to tell to God about… Something’s seem “cheesy” while other things seem pretty or lofty… or selfish… This treasure regarding prayer was from a Chuck Swindol email… Francois Fenelon, a 17th century Roman Catholic Frenchman, said this about prayer: Tell God all that is …

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Love verses Depression

The words love and depression seem to be polar opposites… (Cue cheesy announcer and a bell clanging) In this corner we have Depression wearing words of self-loathing, fear, negative thoughts, remnants of abuse, addiction and feelings of despair… And in this corner we have Love wearing sins of the world, salvation, peace, acceptance, oil of …

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ASAP My ASAP

I am so NOT a morning person… I tell friends and family that anything I say, utter or promise before 11 am I cannot be held accountable for… AVOID SATAN AND PRAY My days are always better when I include God as I start my day… even if it is a hop out of bed …

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Give Me Life…

Psalm 119:37 (NLT): Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word Life… How much do we value it? With mental health there are times where our lives seem worthless… Where we can be caught up… Or make that down… spiraling down… Yet, God ALWAYS provides ways to halt the downward …

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He is Your Helper and Your Shield

Psalm 115:9–11 (NLT): O Israel, trust the Lord! He is your helper and your shield. O priests, descendants of Aaron, trust the Lord! He is your helper and your shield. All you who fear the Lord, trust the Lord! He is your helper and your shield These are good words to read on the tough …

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