... of humble repentance

Traveling down I-95 South on Sunday, I noticed two billboards about depression. One said, "You don't hear anyone saying it's just diabetes, get over it. Depression is real." The second one said, "You never hear it's just cancer, get over it. Depression is real." Both billboards then listed a website for further education.

Had I not been driving, I would have been dancing and bouncing in my seat while saying "Yes!" I might even have high-fived the air. I was excited because depression is often given a negative label. "It's all in 'your' head," or "You" 'choose to be that way.' The most disturbing one for me is, "Christians have no reason to be depressed. If they are then that's just the work of the devil."

Now, I can't be too bitter about these thoughts because I use to think that depression was not real either. I turned my nose up at women who suffered from PPD, claiming that they were lying, how could you be depressed after having a baby? Ignorant me was also disgusted by those who were on medication for depression. "Surely they are just taking placebos. How can a pill make somebody happy? That mess ain't real." Larie, I, was anti-depression...

Now, that same person, (me), is taking Zoloft, an anti-depressant. Ironic huh?

Depression is real! PPD is real! At another time I will go into more detail but for now I just wanted to share a smidgen of my humility lesson.

I will be out of town thru Thursday and will not be posting until Friday. I will miss you all, but I will be thinking and praying for my friends; Maisha, Angela, Deb, Mel, "Mommy" Vonnie, Karen, Nicole, Wib & Rune, LaVender, Samantha, Sandra, Tara, Patty W., Tracy, Beth in NC, Sharon, Patty B., Miss Janice and Daughter of the King.



  1. I love the transparency in your post. We as Christian women are too hard on ourselves and therefore we are hard on each other. I was transparent the other week in one of my posts. It feels so good to be free and to rest in His perfection.
    Have a great time out of town.

  2. Larie, you never cease to amaze me, which is why I follow your blog - you share REALITY! I know so many Christian women taking a happy pill, but would never tell a soul. If it wasn't for my daily dose of soy, I'd be Coo-Coo for Cocoa Puffs (LOL). Have a safe trip!

  3. Larie, thank you for your honesty.
    I took drugs for my seizures, and when that didn't work, I had brain surgery. No one told me that was wrong. But I hesitated about getting medicine for my son's ADHD.
    Why is it so easy for us to accept medication for the ailments we can "see," but not the ones we can't???
    I pray God will use the Zoloft for your good and His glory.
    Have a nice trip, and thanks for praying!

  4. Thank you for this post:)

    Have a nice trip. I will pray for you.


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  6. You are so honest and real Larie! I just love that about you.

    I wanted to thank you for the prayer you left on my blog. I really appreciated it.

    Playing catch up now. I hope you have a great week!

  7. Just dropping by to say you're missed!

  8. Thinking about you, and looking forward to your return!

  9. Are you home yet? Happy Resurrection Day!


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