Love Your Life! Overcoming Depression

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Love your life! Nobody chooses depression.  It's not like it's on a menu and people say, "Ooh, I'll have that!" It's more like being mugged in a dark alley.  Nobody asks for it, but it can happen against our will and desires. Even though getting in can happen as a matter of course, or circumstances, or whatever, getting out of depression requires a choice.  A...
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What makes a great day?

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A great day Last night I was visiting with my daughter and she asked about my day.  "I had a great day today," I beamed. "That's awesome.  What did you do today?  What made it such a great day?" she asked. So I began to tell her about my day. The car is overheating even though we already took it to the shop to address that issue and it was supposed to be solved.  I ...
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The Miracle of Normal

The Miracle of Normal
This is my little grandson Andreas (Andy).  He had hydrocephalus probably from the time he was in the womb, but we didn't know it until one fateful night when he was 9 months old and we nearly lost him.  A delicate brain surgery preserved his life, but the pressure on his brain had already caused significant damage.  One side of the brain was affected more severely than the...
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The importance of family

I love my family. This document called "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" was issued in September of 1995.  Part of it reads:  Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, lo...
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The Terrible Rotten No Good Very Bad Day A groan escaped my lips when my hand met resistance against the frosted doorknob. She forgot to unlock the doors again. Normally it wouldn’t be such a big deal to be locked out of the facility, but ever since the weather turned cold this frequent occurrence suddenly became numbing. Literally. All feeling drained from my fingers ...
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