Total honesty coming out right now, I have been depressed. I know some of it has to do with my hormonal imbalances with my hypothyroidism and PCOS. I know some of it has to do with the trouble my marriage encountered in 2015. Some of the depression I can’t explain. I do know that I hate the person I become when I am feeling depressed. I shut people out, including those in my family and church. I don’t go out with friends. I don’t do the things I enjoy like going to the beach and crafts. I know that is not the life God wants for me. Jesus said, “The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10. I want a joyful life.
Word of 2016: JOY
I am not making resolutions/goals this year. I want to concentrate on JOY! Rediscovering the joy of my salvation, finding joy in friendships (hopefully finding new ones since I have few friends), finding joy in my marriage, finding joy in my health and body image, and finding joy in the small moments that make life awesome! [Read more…]