Step One – Post Something!

New blogger here. My name is Peggy. This is my hideaway. I often come here to meet with God – He’s always waiting for me.

Thick maroon carpet, two rocking chairs with cushions of dark green with a maroon pattern, facing a fireplace with a low glow and warmth filling the room.  The dark brown floor lamp in the corner is on, but it’s not too bright. There are shelves along one wall – all kinds of books, plus a few casually placed knick-knacks. The window in the other wall looks out onto a beautiful field, with hills behind it.  There’s a light dusting of snow – enough to add to the stillness in the chilled air. But it’s cozy here in the hideaway.

While you’re here with me, I hope you pull your chair closer to the fireplace or put your feet up on the leather ottoman, and keep your cup of hot tea (or coffee or chocolate) nearby. I want you to feel comfortable, welcomed.

And you are definitely welcome!

If you are someone who is currently or has in the past struggled with depression, welcome! I hope this can be a place to share our stories of what worked and what didn’t on our walks through depression.

If you are headed into the valley of depression, welcome to this hideaway! Let Christ go with you – I’ll try to help show you where He is on the journey.

If you love someone who struggles with depression, welcome! I hope my posts might give you some insight into the difficult journey your loved one is experiencing, and what you can say that might be helpful.

I want to tell you my story of these past seven years. My journey through the dark valleys of Depression. I want to show you how God never left me. I want you to know that Christians can have mental illnesses. I want you to see that God won’t waste my depression – or yours.

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭28‬ NASB, my emphasis)

He’ll use it for something good.

2 thoughts on “Step One – Post Something!

  1. kbailey374 January 15, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    Awesome! Another Blogging 101’er and Christian with history of depression/bipolar, yay lol — I look forward to reading your blog posts!


  2. kakingsbury January 7, 2015 / 6:39 am

    Peggy –
    AWESOME – I love your post and your writing style. I never had the foundation in church that your family probably provided for you – but I sure got the depression gene. (I know that my father and our grandmother (Kitty) had it and for most of their lives and they treated themselves (unsuccessfully) with alcohol abuse.
    I have never been as comfortable talking about my faith as I know God wants me to be; to me it is private. But I know that God sends us signs and creates situations that prove His presence in our lives. Like both of us taking Blogging 101 – what are the odds of that?!?!? Many might say it is a random coincidence but I am quite sure it is not.
    So glad you are enjoying the Family Letter blog and also very glad that you are blogging.
    Love you much –


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