It’s like a gale force wind. When trouble strikes it’s never a calm day. It’s always chaotic, worrisome, and stressful. Often it brings us to our knees as we plead with God to make sense out of something unimaginable.
When I was diagnosed with a crippling autoimmune disease my life fell apart. My marriage, children, career, and relationship with God were all challenged as I attempted to cope with my limited physical abilities. Living under constant pain and stress chipped away at my fragile emotions, resulting in depression. I couldn’t enjoy even the smallest bit of happiness because I was paralyzed by fear of More >
It was a time defined by loss. Disease ravaged my body, destroying my ability to walk. I lost my freedom, confined to my home for days at a time. Several friendships also disappeared, intensifying the isolation and loneliness. My identity as a wife, mother, and professional dissipated as I was forced to surrender my responsibilities to others. And, as the pain deepened and the disease worsened, rational thought vanished as depression grabbed hold of me.
Step by step God led me into the desert.
Ironically, it was that desert experience that drew me closer to the Lord. Each devastating loss incited More >
I remember those dark, gloomy days, dreading to get out of bed. I knew the moment I put my foot on the floor pain would instantly consume my body.
I remember wearing the same clothes over and over, rationalizing that since I couldn?t leave my home, no one cared if I wore the same things twice.
I remember dreaming of dying just so I could escape the pain. I begged God to let be with Him and out of this rotten body.
I remember being DEPRESSED.
For me, depression was like a never ending PMS?I knew I was emotional and sad, but I More >
I’m THRILLED to share with you how God is working in my life this week! My story is published in June’s edition of Dallas Christian Family Magazine! If you are in the DFW area, you can get a copy in print at multiple locations throughout the metroplex, or you can access the article online at http://www.dfwchristianfamily.com/dev/testimony/ .WOMEN’S EVENT COMING UP?
Ladies, are you busy planning for 2010/2011 women’s events? I’m currently working on my speaking calendar and would love to partner with your group in sharing the hope of Christ. Please contact me at Carrie@comfortandcompassion.com and I will work hard to help you create a fabulous More >