Friday, December 21, 2007

A Cure for Depression....

I taught a homeschooling co-op today and then we hit the streets for Christmas Carol Evangelism at a retirement center. What a great way to lift your spirit. Sometimes it is hard to go in to these places because they tend to be depressing. But as D.L. Moody said, "Be in the place where people die often."

This is healthy for us Christians. At times our soul can become down cast or maybe we experience what people call the "Holiday Blues" but a good dose of visiting the widows will quickly cure that. I am reminded of the verse in Proverbs that says, "As you restore others you will be restored." I left clicking my heals.

2 comments:

Matt Johnson said...

Love your blog, Trish! Here's a verse that often encourages me in ministry to the elderly:

Isaiah 58:10-11 "If you extend your soul to the hungry And satisfy the afflicted soul, Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday. The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail."

Hope to see you in Florida at Transformed in March!

Fish with Trish said...

Hi Matt!

Thanks for the comment.

Great verse.

See you in March.

Soli Deo Gloria!