1. Wonderful!
    I greatly enjoyed Captivating, too. A few of us taught a women’s life group using that book. To hear women, especially women my mother’s age, opening up during those weeks was such a blessing.
    I’m glad I came back to read part 4.

  2. How cool is that you’re such an inspiration to others while just living your life?! Thanks for sharing. Guess I gotta go to the bookstore now – hey, why don’t you start an online store and sell the books you recommend? OK…my marketing self is kickin’ in…love you my friend.

  3. Just wanted you to know I DO intend to respond to your e-mail. I’ve just had a crazy week so far. Thank you for continuing to share your story. I have not read any of these books, but my husband and I did read Wild At Heart together and I have been intending to get Captivating and read it together as well. I’ll have to look into the other two as well. . .

  4. I love it when our awesome God speaks so clearly and confirms things in such obvious ways! It just makes it all the harder for me to understand those that insist there is no God…

  5. I’m speechless. Which is unusual for me 🙂

    Thanks for the encouragement and I loved the line about God working on orchestrating your deliverance.

    I love the promise of a ope that if I REALLY stop and listen the will of God will become clear, and I am starting to truly be thankful that all my “wordly” distractions are being removed in order to allow me time I don’t take normally to be still and heal before God.

    I mean really, what other mom with two young kids gets to spend two months at home without them during the day? Woo-hoo!!

    I am thankful for you and your words.
    Love you!

  6. Sandy, I’m so glad you’re sharing your story. So many people are impacted by depression. I think some Christians feel they are weak if they have to take medications but I don’t feel that way at all. Sometimes raising those old seratonin levels is all it takes. There was a time in my life when I went to a counselor too and I found it very helpful.

  7. Great post, Sandy. Loved how you beared your heart and showed us what you were thinking as you followed the Lord’s clear directions. Getting professional help, and meds.

    I too fought and fought getting counselling, and even wrote this the day before I went – ‘I’m a complete emotional and spiritual mess and I need help, dear Jesus, so I’ll be seeing Pat in ten days, but I feel really guilty for taking up her time. I don’t want to impose on her.’

    But seeing Pat was definately was a very positive step in the right direction. And then she too recommended anti-depressants, something which I had resisted so, so strongly. And unlike a doctor I had seen previously, she explained that the medication would take a week or so for my system to get used to, and about 3-4 weeks to work. And she was right. The meds, when they started working, helped dull the pain so much that I could concentrate on learning to recover.

    And LOL, the Lord miraculously dropped the exact book I needed to help me recover as well. I love the way He does things like this.

  8. I could just about cry after reading this.

    Sandy, you hit on some things in this post that I needed to hear. Perfect timing….perfect. (Another cool “God thing” maybe?

    So thankful for your blog,
    Kate 🙂

  9. Awesome! Another great post. I love to hear how God is working in the lives of others…I just get so pumped up!
    I really liked Captivating. I think every woman needs to read it. I will have to see if I can get my hands on the other two.

    Love you!

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