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.”
You don’t need to feel ashamed about struggling with anxiety. I used to because I was afraid to admit when I was having an anxiety moment. I was scared of what others might say or how they might perceive me.
“I want to hear more about being the strong person.” Don’t you just love it when your friends share what’s on their heart! Before sharing, I want to thank Veronique Clowers for the opportunity to delve deeper into this topic. It has been approximately two years since I’ve met the qualifications of a “strong person.”
Before facing my own pain, I thought it was safe to hide in the pews. I won’t forget the Sunday I had enough with God. As a praise and worship leader, you want people to enjoy service. I had reached a breaking point, and all I could do was cry.
Can you learn about prayer while at the gym? I did! Last week, I returned to working out and I began to look at the gym patrons. I noticed everyone in the gym had a common goal (physical fitness), but each person had a different starting point.