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You are ALL Heroes!!!

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply 12:15 am
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • “We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed… Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly ...

A Lesson from The Apostle Paul

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply yesterday at 3:58 pm
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • Even if you’re in a place of extreme difficulty and your problems consume your thoughts, we must remember not to live out of a place of fear and defeat. It is during these times that we need to respond ...

Things that can help relieve STRESS

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply yesterday at 12:47 pm
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • 1. Go outside and breathe fresh air get out of the house 2. Do something for yourself.....go get your favorite milkshake and just chill 3. Go see a funny movie 4. Go visit someone that you love 5. Talk ...

Sick people need compassion....not judgement!

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply yesterday at 7:09 am
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • We Christians have often become Job’s friends. We treat the sick like lepers. We tell them faith can heal them, and if they don’t get healed they have no faith. We accuse them of secret sin and sometimes ...

A LONG Emotional Day!!!!

NotBrokenJustBent
  • By NotBrokenJustBent · New reply April 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Life after a loss · 1 reply
  • Yesterday, I had the worst day I have had since my mom died! First, my dad called to tell me that my mom's beloved cat was missing and he feared she was dead after she did not come home the previous night ...

another day and trying to move forward

reflection571
  • By reflection571 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • I have been here working and asking myself why??? Why am I even here? But know I have a purpose in life...If only I wasnt filled with such insecurities...I know I am strong but the weight I feel is so ...

Hugs are very theraputic

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • The next time you feel depressed ask someone that loves you to give you a nice LOOOONG HUG ...

Watched the Ducks!

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Yesterday I went to a park and just watched ducks swim and it was like a mini-vacation, I left the hospital and took a 30 minute break from tragedy and sorrow....ducks are cool ...

To my Inspire Family

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • I thank God for all of you, your kind words and well wishes have touched my heart.....THANK YOU ...

New Diagnosis....sigh (God Help me)

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • I talked to a VA Psychiatrist for an hour yesterday and he said without a shadow of a doubt I suffer from PTSD, he said working at a Psych hospital and a Trauma hospital is aggravating my already present ...

Pay Attention to YOUR Body

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Please pay attention to the signals your body sends you. When you get pains in places you don't normally get them at. Watch the color of your urine and flem, don't ignore things like tiredness, and disorientation.....I ...

Year of Gratitude- 2014

amarettosour
  • By amarettosour · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Journal · 677 replies
  • Happy New Years To All Inspire Members! I decided to start a journal for gratitude for the new year in 2013. 2013 is behind us and its time to move forward. This journal has transformed my life in 2013 ...

One Year Annivesary

FMiller
  • By FMiller · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Rest in Peace, Hilda Reese “Love you around the world and back ...

bereavement of spouse

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parents left behind

port
  • By port · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Discussion in Life after a loss · 1 reply
  • Just wondering how prevalent those in the bereavement support group are parents who have lost children to death, either through illness, accident, violence, or suicide. I lost my oldest son a little over ...

Grieve? I hate it..

middledaughter
  • By middledaughter · New reply April 4, 2014
  • Discussion in The grieving process · 4 replies
  • I just passed the 3 year anniversary of my beautiful daughters death. She was 23 and killed in a car accident. I am raising her son who just turned 4. I am happy, healthy and completely functional. I ...

Today is the one year anniversay of the dx

reflection571
  • By reflection571 · New reply April 4, 2014
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • Today marks the one year anniversary of my wonderful husbands dx...How we were so sure that perhaps he will be here by my side...But at least I know he is in a better place with no pain or suffering....Today ...

Because I'm Happy

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 1, 2014
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • I loooove that song by Pharrell.......it makes me smile every time I hear it ...

Chronic Illness and Depression

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply March 30, 2014
  • Journal · 26 replies
  • So often people that have a chronic pain and illness are very lonely. Why? I think most people don't realize the mental anguish one goes through living with disabilities and pain. I have Sarcoidosis and ...

Trials Help You Grow Stronger

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply March 30, 2014
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • I found this old picture when I was young and strong....now I am old and weak...physically.....but my spirit is growing daily, God is keeping me and sustaining me through all of my trials and tribulations....He ...

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