Foster Care Awareness month

This picture of my dad and I is from the Father’s Day campaign video that the Children’s Home Society of WV posted to Facebook last year. My dad passed away a month after I started working for the society and I found out later from my aunt that she and him were both adopted from the agency. 🥰

I’ve included a link to the agency’s website below if you want to learn more about what we do to help the children of WV 😁

http://www.childhswv.org

My favorite ways to destress #mentalhealthawareness

I wanted to share some of the ways that help me deal with anxiety and depression. I don’t talk about it very much, but since I’ve been seeing a counselor since 2019 & May is Mental Health Awareness month, I thought it would be a good opportunity to do so.

I’ve been struggling with anxiety & depression for over 10 years. It started out as minor stress after having surgery in 2008. Then leaving the church I was a member of in 2009 and dealing with some other health issues, it developed into anxiety and several bouts of depression. 

Over the next several years I sought deliverance & prayer from other Christians who God graciously allowed to cross my path who were very compassionate & helped me deal with past traumas. But it wasn’t until 2019 when I started seeing a counselor on a regular basis. I had lost my grandmother in 2018 and ended up falling into depression again because of some things that were going on in my life at the time. I was referred to her through a member of the church I’m attending, since she used to be a member there and I’ve been seeing her ever since.

It’s been very helpful for me to have someone to talk to on a regular basis. Sometimes it’s good to talk to someone outside of your situation to help you see things from different perspectives or ways you hadn’t thought of before.

If you’re a Christian who struggles with anxiety or depression, it’s not your fault. It’s nothing to be ashamed of and anyone who says that you just need more faith, to pray more, or read your Bible more, is the one with the problem.

“Let My People Go!” The Hebrew Might Surprise You… – ONE FOR ISRAEL Ministry

The phrase, “Let my people go”, aside from evoking the dulcet tones of Louis Armstrong, has a wonderful meaning in Hebrew.
— Read on www.oneforisrael.org/holidays/biblical-feasts/spring-feasts/let-my-people-go-the-hebrew-might-surprise-you/

This was interesting to learn 😁

CHS of WV appreciation

I was off work yesterday, so this was a really nice surprise to come in to this morning. They were given to the staff at the administration office as appreciation over the past year. 😁

I’ll be hitting my 15 year anniversary with the agency next month and I truly have to say that it’s been a wonderful place to work!

If you’d like to learn more about the Children’s Home Society & the work we do for the kids in WV, you can check out the link below

http://www.chswv.org

A St. Patrick’s Day Prayer for Blessing

In 433 A.D., history tells us that St. Patrick was praying for God’s divine protection in his work and ministry in Ireland while facing powerful enemies. He wrote this prayer called St. Patrick’s Breastplate, which is still widely known and recited today. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, may God’s favor and blessing cover you this day, and every day.

— Read on www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/your-daily-prayer/a-prayer-of-blessing-for-st-patrick-s-day-your-daily-prayer-march-17-2017.html