Mental Health

A Vision Made New

This blog used to have a different name.

It was once called Wine and Weekends. This blog used to be about me, about my life, about “things” I had and “things” I did. But over time, God taught me that when I make it all about me, I’m going to fail. So after 3 years of silence, I’m starting over – but this time it’s not about me. It’s about God. It’s about loving others. It’s about connecting faith and mental health. It’s about reminding you that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Life isn’t actually anything like what we see online. It’s hard. It’s not always pretty. It’s not picture perfect. Mental health is very real. I’ve battled depression and anxiety. I’ve battled pride. I’ve battled feeling worthless and purposeless. I’ve suffered loss. I battle with ADHD every day. My entire world was turned upside down. I became a mom to 2 kids without ever giving birth after I ran away from my old life telling God that I didn’t want to ever be a mom. And there is only one thing that has CONTINUALLY brought me back to life… God’s Word.

I thought I was writing my own perfect little life. But God let me burn my life to the ground so he could help rebuild it in a way that could only point back to Him. A life that is so much better than I could have ever written for myself.

Life got much better when I stopped asking “How can this serve me?” and started asking “How can I serve others?”

I’m still a very broken person. I am not here to pretend that life is perfect or that I have it all figured out. But I have a very real God & Father who never fails me when I surrender my mess and turn my focus to Him.

Why “Word and Weekdays”?

Other than the obvious contrast to the previous name “Wine and Weekends,” the concept is simple. If you are someone that believes in God’s word, then you need to saturate your mind with it. It’s your lifeline. It’s your weapon. And that’s just not realistic if you limit your time with God to only Sunday.

This isn’t me looking down on people. This is a reminder that is FIRST AND FOREMOST to myself. And if it helps someone else grow in their own faith, then that’s great. But I didn’t do all of this to preach to people. I did all of this to preach to myself.

I need God and his Word on every moment of every day. Did you read the part where I have ADHD? I get distracted too ya’ll. I get mad. I get sad. I get consumed in myself. I get busy. I NEED JESUS! And every time I run home, He picks me back up and fixes my focus.

2 Corinthians 5:

16So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 20So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

2 Corinthians 5: 16-21

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