Support for Depression

Support for Depression

I was speaking to someone recently who was trying to minimize their antidepressant medications because, well, you know… It got me to thinking. Why in our world is having depression and taking antidepressants a shame? Folks that have diabetes take insulin. That’s a very normal and accepted thing in our society. My thyroid doesn’t put out the proper amount of chemicals, so I supplement with daily medications. Nobody frowns on that. The funny thing is, depression can be a symptom of that thyroid problem. Purely chemical. Correct the thyroid and the depression goes away. These kinds of medications are not frowned upon. And yet every time I speak with someone who is fighting depression they kind of whisper it or…

A Song Selection

(Stick with me. I go somewhere at the end.) I am the Director of Music at our church. Part of that job includes choosing music for our services. We are a diverse Pentecostal church, diverse in age, shade of skin, nation of origin, rural/metro mindset, denomination of childhood, etc. Since music is a very cultural thing, basically that means I can never make everyone happy. Sometimes I can make some people happy. I do try to draw us into a mindset of praise and worship, away from the distractions of life to a place where we can focus our attention on God. I’ve spent much of the day combing through music in an effort to add a few songs to…