Mental Health, Self Care, Depression, Anxiety

Sunday Prayer for My Son

A prayer for protection over your son

Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my son. Keep evil far from him, and help him to trust You as his refuge and strength. I pray You will guard his mind from harmful instruction, and grant him discernment to recognize truth. I pray You will make him strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong one day. Help him to find rest in Your shadow, as he lives in the spiritual shelter You provide for him. Let him know that the only safe place is in Jesus,and that his home on earth is only temporary.

~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan

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Mental Health, Self Care, Depression, Anxiety

Chemical imbalances don’t cause depression — society does | New York Post

https://nypost.com/2018/01/20/chemical-imbalances-dont-cause-depression-society-does/?utm_campaign=partnerfeed&utm_medium=syndicated&utm_source=flipboard

This was an interesting article to say the least!
Hmm I don’t agree with this one bit🤔

Mental Health, Self Care, Depression, Anxiety

Mindfulness and Affirmations

On yesterday I had a complete breakdown, anxiety attack and all. My chest hurt, my head hurt, and my breathing was just to fast. I hadn’t felt this way in a long time, usually my meds kick in. I was so overwhelmed with heartache for my son, that I couldn’t think straight….then I decided to practice what I preach. I sat and ask Alexa to play some meditation music and did my breathing. Inhaling the negative, exhaling the positive. My breathing started to slow, I was a little more relaxed. I felt my blood pressure was sky-high and my head was swimming. I couldn’t stand, so I sat for a few and just prayed. After much-needed prayer and a little meditation, I decided to recite some affirmations to myself, I said them, believed them, and prayed about them. Needless to say I felt a little better, it didn’t hurt that my ladies from Diamonds and Pearls sent a prayer to me. And wouldn’t you know it, my son called!! He didn’t have long,  just enough to tell me a joke, and that he loved me. All I needed was to hear his voice, my sweet boy!! 

Ms. Fran 

“The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they come when the mind is still” -Yoga

Mental Health, Self Care, Depression, Anxiety

Some Days are Better than Others!

Sometimes left to myself I get kind of sad and low, my husband for once notice I wasn’t feeling happy today. Some days are better than others, today isn’t that day! I miss my son so much and being so far away from him makes it even worse, I just still can’t wrap my mind around him being back there. As I sit here typing and crying my little eyes out, I keep looking at all of his things in the closet and wonder how did we get here? I know it isn’t my fault, because I raised him well. Just how did we go from a boy scout uniform, football uniform, army uniform, to a prison one? I swear I’m doing so much better than I imagine I would, just the thought of not knowing what’s going on between waiting on emails and calls is pure HELL. I don’t wish the way I feel on my worst enemy, this isn’t fun. My cousin who son was murdered told me, “at least you get to see him”! I know where she is coming from and feel so bad that my son is living, but he’s living behind bars like an animal. I didn’t raise some dog dammit, my heart hurts like hell. On the bright side, glad hubby is watching me and feeling my pain sometimes. He came home with the most beautiful flowers, so something good is coming out of this situation. Chat soon….

Ms. Fran