Christ Be Magnified

Every year the denomination I’m affiliated with has a National Convention. I’ve had the pleasure of serving as an intern for a couple years in college and absolutely enjoyed it.

I haven’t been in years due to the different sites being too far to travel. But next year it is going to be held in Birmingham and while it’s an 11 hour drive I’m determined to make it there.

The year following Birmingham it will be held in Raleigh, NC. That’s only a 3 hour drive so I’m definitely going to that one. 🙂 🙂 🙂

While I wasn’t able to go this year (it was in Memphis) the wonderful tech people live streamed the services. I watched each day this week and it was such a blessing.

“Christ be magnified, Let His praise arise. Christ be magnified in me. “

Cody Carnes

The services are always such a blessing but tonight’s was especially so.

I sure do love my Lord and Savior. He was definitely in each of the services this week.

I want people to see Jesus in me! He saved my life and he can save yours!

We serve such an amazing God.

Mental Health Quotes/Verses

“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” Lemony Snicket

I cannot stand the words “Get over it”. All of us are under such pressure to put our problems in the past tense. Slow down. Don’t allow other to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime – and that’s OK.” Beau Taplin

“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.” ― C.S. Lewis

“Even as a Christian, you’ll have good days and you’ll have bad days but you’ll never have a day without God.” Unknown

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”  Psalm 73:26

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  2 Corinthians 12:9

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

It’s Going to Be Okay….

As I’ve said before, life is already hard. Add mental illness on top of that and life can get extremely difficult.

But guess what? It is going to be okay. Jesus promises that even though we suffer here on earth (He promises that we will….) BUT we are to take heart! Why? Because He has OVERCOME THE WORLD!!!

I’m Writing a Book! (Maybe?)

I want to write a book. I’ve been saying this for several years….if not a couple decades if I’m being honest, LOL

I asked two close friends to keep me accountable this go around. I told them to just check in with me every couple of days. I feel if I have someone in my corner, rooting for me and keeping me on the path to accomplishment then I can do it. AND I have God on my side too. With His help, I can do this.

I’m currently in a manic state right now and am wondering if this sudden burst of energy and impulse is a part of the mania. I’m trying to work through this. I so badly want to write a book. I refuse to let any kind of mental illness stop me. I have GOD on my side.