When you hear the words mental illness what do you think? Does mental illness have a particular “face”? Do you think of someone who expresses abnormal behaviors? Do you think of someone who looks out of sorts? Do the words “strange” or “odd” come to mind? Many of us believe mental illness has a “look.”
October is mental health awareness month. I felt it a perfect time to introduce you to one of the study guide characters as well as to share how receiving support for my mental and emotional health have been a blessing. Let me introduce you to Nancy.
There is a famous adage at my church, “I won’t get an amen here.” It is a way of saying that truth is often shunned because it is in our face. As I share today my heart is to see lives restored to God’s heart for the Church.
Have you introduced someone you did not know? Typically, we fumble across the details of their lives and end with a sheepish grin (we are programmed to save face). We can only introduce who we know and what we know about them.
Have you ever wondered how to pray when life is noisy? Early on in my prayer journey, I felt that prayer could only take place in quiet environments. I felt that if I went to the same room in my home daily and committed to a time of prayer that I would be uninterrupted.