Faith, Hope, and Purpose

Please welcome first-time contributor Helene, a woman living in the greater Philadelphia area who has struggled with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. She recently found peace with her diagnoses and has felt led to share about her struggles to encourage others who suffer from mental illness, especially those who suffer silently.

About this photo: “I took this picture in 2004 at the Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge, PA.  Finding this picture was like finding a treasure!  I had forgotten all about it until I found the CD buried with old trinkets.  I then decided to play around with colors in Photoshop.  The picture reminds me of a lesson that I’m still learning day to day: that I’m the strongest when I’m on my knees.  My faith has given me not only hope and purpose, but it gives me a steadfast anchor through the ups and downs and all around in life.  My faith in God has given me supernatural peace no matter what I go through or how I might feel.”

Find more from Helene at her blog.


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