“You are a part of the puzzle that is needed. “This is one of the wisdom nuggets I’ve held on to since this weekend from one of my sister-friends, Shantel Farrow. I always enjoy speaking with Shantel because she causes me to reflect purposefully.
I had a mess on my hands. A five-year mess few people knew about. That mess was my clutter which kept me emotionally bound and unhappy in the environment I created. I remember very well when the clutter started when we lost our first child. I lost the desire to do very much or to try to keep anything tidy.
The mountaintop experiences with God are so pleasant. Don’t you just love them! There isn’t anything you can’t accomplish. No dream that will remain unfulfilled. No assignment too great or too small. It is a sweet place to be until you have to come down from the mountaintop to a valley drop.
As I prepared to share on this month’s topic, I struggled. Sisterhood has become a favorite buzz word, and I always want to be careful to remain relevant, but truthful. I also want to make sure I provide the proper assessment of what sisterhood should resemble. A lot of general truths come to mind, but often the missing ingredient is God.
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.