Happy Holidays?

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In a recent online article entitled Holiday Depression, Dr. Richard Boyum states “We generally
think of the holidays as a joyous, happy period. The period of time between Thanksgiving and
New Year’s is a time in American culture for much celebration. People come together to eat, sing,
share gifts, and enjoy the camaraderie of each other’s presence. But there is an increasing body of knowledge that says that the holidays are a period of time that is, for many, stressful at the least and for others, downright depressing.”

This Holiday season, let us be sensitive to those around us who may be
experiencing a time or stress, loss, or depression, and may need a listening ear,
a word of encouragement, a voice of hope, a voice of support, or a voice of prayer.

Heavenly Father, help me to touch lives during this Holiday season,
as Your voice of hope, love, and encouragement, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Photo: Harvest Red Winterberry Holly
Taken at: Norfolk Botanical Garden
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Brokenness

MT (Duck) -Northern Shoveler - 02042014 - 101_0512 Heavenly Father,
for being available

to heal the brokenness 
after the pain of:
divorce
death 
depression
discouragement
disappointment ~

never for one moment did I think
I would survive

but with your help
I did
Thank You Father,
Thank You.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen
Photo: Northern Shoveler Duck

Taken at:
Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach, Va