Summer Depression Part 2 of 2

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  1. Love the Servant Warrior Manifesto!

    Oh, my sister, know that your transparency through this struggle IS touching and helping others to look to Jesus for help, and to know that they are not alone. Love you, Me

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  2. Thanks for your honesty in sharing this, Julie! It’s important that we share one another’s struggles and that we are honest about the fact that being a Christian doesn’t mean we avoid hard times. Praying that you know God with you, giving you strength and hope!

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    1. You are a kind hearted sister in Christ, Lesley. Yes, thankful for Jesus who doesn’t leave me. And God wanted me to share. We all need a place to speak truth for ourselves and into each others lives.

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    1. Thank you dear Lynn. I am receiving this blessing. This is my second time reading Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest. It is hard to find another devotional that speaks to me. Have a blessed evening, Lynn.

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  3. Thank you for the reminder that god is there when things are not going the way we wish to go, thank you for being honest, have a blessed Friday.
    In times like this we ask our self’s

    who are we when life is easy?

    who are we when life is hard?

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  4. Thank you for continuing to share your honest heart! Oh, yes, this has been a season of hard for me also, but in the middle of the hard, Jesus has been showing me how beautiful it is to cry out, “Lord, Jesus have mercy on me!” We don’t like our weaknesses! But it is right there, that He comes to us, and gives us Himself, His own mercy to keep following after Him. Love & Blessings to you dear sister!

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  5. Thank you for your sacrifices as a police officer’s wife! I wonder if depression is common among perfectionists; I am a perfectionist. There is such solace in knowing that God reaches and teaches us in the darkness.

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    1. Oh, Shelby! I have read your posts. You are such a loving mom. Perfectionism in my past, when I didn’t know God or prayer, led me to be very controlling, the opposite of loving. Perfectionism is associated with depression. A book that was instrumental in my journey (thus far) is The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. Certainly let me know if you ever need a woman friend to talk with.

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  6. Hi Julie. Sorry, Ive been so busy with moving and catching up, but felt strongly to connect with you today. Amazingly, I was reading in an old book today as I was unpacking some boxes, about allergies. This may help. Since you said summer depression, a term I’ve never heard, I immediately thought of what I was reading. This doctor did a study of the connection of food allergies and depression. This first strong hint he got was when he was giving his patient the test solutions. He gave her tomato and onion (because she was a ketchup fiend). First given separately producing some mild symptoms, then together. Within minutes she was crying for no reason. He questioned her extensively to be sure there was no reason and it turned out to be an allergic reaction to that combo of food. She was suffering from depression periodically (every time she had ketchup-a common summer food). Isn’t that something? Maybe certain summer foods react with some people? There were other foods found to affect his patients. I would pray against allergies too, but maybe keep a food journal? The book is old (1979), Dr. Mandell’s 5-DAY ALLERGY RELIEF SYSTEM, Dr. Marshall Mandell & Lynne Waller Scanlon. Maybe google them and see what’s new with him? Hope that helps. All your wonderful encouragement still holds true. God doesn’t want us to have allergies either, so as we stand, we get strong as you said. Love to you.

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    1. Thank you dear Patti for such care and love in this message. I receive that. A food journal is a great idea for many reasons. Though I will praise His name as the depression has lifted. May God bless you and strengthen you as you continue in this transition. Your sister in Christ, Julie

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    2. Glad you saw this, Julie. I’m just sorry that I didn’t respond on the exact day you wrote this. I hope that others who responded will see this possibility for themselves so they can get some relief while they stand in faith. Thanks for your posts!

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  7. Beautiful post, Julie. So true. I love this quote: “Are you asking God to give you life, liberty and joy? He cannot, unless you are willing to accept the strain.” In the past, I wanted victory without the fight. And the Lord could’ve touched me and healed me. But it has been through the “strains” I’ve grown and learned to lean on Him. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Thank you for this beautiful testimony of who you are. Sharing so vulnerably is freeing but also allows others to know they are not alone. The words from Oswald Chambers are life-giving. I want to live knowing I must face the strain. Blessings!

    Please come linkup at #TellHisStory when you have a chance.

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