#12DaysOfThanksgiving | Debbie’s Gratitude

In August 2007, I was exhausted. My then-husband and I had been trying to conceive for months, finally seeking the help of a specialist. As a result, I had ultrasounds and blood work, biopsies and exploratory surgery. All the while, I took increasingly complex medications to try and make my reproductive system respond as it … Continue reading #12DaysOfThanksgiving | Debbie’s Gratitude

#12DaysOfThanksgiving | Giving Thanks Despite Our Weaknesses

I have often told people, especially younger ones, not to overly worry about problem that is bothering them when they think about the future. I tell them the future is not yet now, and I often say to them, “when you get there, either the problem will no longer be there, or God will give … Continue reading #12DaysOfThanksgiving | Giving Thanks Despite Our Weaknesses

#12DaysOfThanksgiving | What Julie is Thankful For

What am I thankful for today? That’s a question I try to ask myself every day, and every day I get the same answers—my relationship with Jesus, my family, my friends. Other things I’m thankful for include my doctor. my therapist, my medication, and the fact that thousands of dedicated people are looking for new … Continue reading #12DaysOfThanksgiving | What Julie is Thankful For

#12DaysOfThanksgiving | Sarah’s Thankfulness

Caregivers for the mentally ill don’t always choose that role. Spouses, especially, often fall into that category. The person they married may have been healthy and then, without warning, everything can change. Stress, trauma, grief, disappointment, and many other factors can result in the emergence of an underlying mental illness. Abruptly the healthy spouse may … Continue reading #12DaysOfThanksgiving | Sarah’s Thankfulness

#12DaysofThanksgiving: Melanie’s Thoughts on Thankfulness

Depending on what country in which you reside, Thanksgiving may be approaching faster for you than for others.  My family and I have another month and then some until we feast on turkey, fixings, cranberry sauce, pies, and my comfort food: mashed potatoes. But no matter when Thanksgiving comes for you or for me, it's always the right time … Continue reading #12DaysofThanksgiving: Melanie’s Thoughts on Thankfulness