30 Songs That Help Fight My Depression

In my struggles with chronic depression, inspirational and uplifting music has been one of the keys to good health—and for good reason. A group of researchers at McGill University found that “Music boosts the body’s immune system and is more effective than prescription drugs in reducing anxiety.” With that in mind, here are thirty songs (and/or albums) that have helped me fight my…

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Baby, You’re NOT A Firework…

There’s a popular song by Katy Perry called Firework and I think I’ve always had a problem with it. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate it—it’s certainly inspirational. But I’ve always felt like the message falls so dramatically short of the truth. Here are some of the lyrics from that song: Baby, you’re a firework Come on, let your colors burst……

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Are You Exhausted By Faith?

“Does faith have to be this exhausting?” Those words echoed through my ears as I watched FREETOWN, a new movie about a group of missionaries caught in the middle of a war. The film is based on a true story and takes place in Monrovia, Liberia in 1990, at the beginning of the first Liberian civil war—one that eventually claimed over 200,000…

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I Am A Child of God | Art by Howard Lyon

“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” (Romans 8:18) Check out this beautiful painting by Howard Lyon! Among the greatest treasures of knowledge that we have been given is this: we are all the children of God. This truth carries with it great blessings. It should guide us in how we treat…

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