I was attacked

at the very core

of my being and

was told to end it.

That I was not going to

live past the depression,

the anxiety and the tremendous

amount of pain.

The lies, and self hatred

tried to overshadow every ounce

of hope and faith

I previously held onto.

Even though I walk through the

darkest valley…

Fragmented pieces of the

memories came flashing

back as I tried to piece them

together and make sense

of the realization that these

were not nightmares but

factual suppressed recollections.

I will fear no evil…for you are with me….

It was too much!

I felt as if I was literally being

ripped from the inside out.

Every part of my body ached

as I exposed the truth and

walked through the dark

murkiness of my past.

You protect and guide me,

and I find comfort as you console me…

In my despair,

I wept, as I released the pain.

You are repairing all the damage

that was done to me,

and restoring the deepest,

most real part of me.

Lord, my strength and hope, comes from you.

(*Psalm 23)

~ denise marie

“So if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed”. – John 8:36

No need to perform…

Look at me

Notice me

See me

The whirlwind of

attention seeking

Performance based

Gratification.

Sharing your

Every move

With more strangers,

Than friends.

The scrolling trap,

leads to the

constant comparing

and viewing of

seducing images,

Which keeps the mind trapped

in chasing the

next dopamine high.

It only takes

a quick flick

of the thumb,

a simple swipe

to bring instant

temporary satisfaction.

Thousands of followers

Likes and friend requests,

Yet the emptiness your

seeking to fulfill

is a futile attempt

to fill the void

for significance,

which continues

to go unmet.

~denise marie

You were created for SO much more…

“So if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed”. – John 8:36

No longer held captive by…loneliness

Deep wounds can begin to form when we feel forgotten. We begin to ask questions such as, “What’s wrong with me?” and “Why was I not included?”

Feelings of being forgotten…

if we allow ourself to remain in that state of despair, you will begin to spiral into a dark place which allows depression and isolation to form walls around you.

In the past, I was very familiar with the lies of feeling “forgotten” and today I

want you to know that you are important, valued, loved and seen.

Not just for what you can do for others, but for simply being you.

Those that love you, may not even know that you are struggling.

I encourage you today, to reach out to someone and let them know that you need them…and if they don’t respond with grace….then reach out to the next person…or the next one…or the next one…until you find someone who is really there for you.

You are not alone, you are not forgotten. Don’t give up.

~ xoxo Denise

“Don’t fear because I am with you, don’t be afraid for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will hold you up and keep a firm grip on you”.

-Isaiah 41:10