Saturday, June 28, 2008

Enjoying nature and photography once again

Thank God for strengthening me day by day as I wait upon Him.

Yesterday, a kind friend and sister-in-Christ, Grace, took me for a walk at Hort Park. It is a beautiful park with flowers and plant. We had a good time of fellowship together.

I am thankful to God that I can enjoy nature and photography once again!

Whenever I go through clinical depression, I seemed to lose all ability to enjoy anything. Due to chemical imbalance in my brain, I was not able to think or feel aright.

Thank God for restoring me. Now that I am better, I am so thankful to be able to enjoy nature once again.

I love nature. The beautiful flowers and plants remind me of the wonderful creation of God. God creates these beautiful flowers and plants for us to enjoy. I am thankful that I can enjoy photography once again. It helps me to capture some of the loveliness of God's creations.

God also creates us so that we can enjoy Him and His creations. I am reminded that He will take care of me and all of His beloved people no matter what we may have to go through in this world.

Thank God that He is with us through all the changing scenes in life, and He never leaves us nor forsake us. He give us grace and strength to live for Him each day. We are weak but He is strong. We can look forward to the day when we are with Him forever, no more to be burden by a weak and frail body or mind.

Recovering from depression always give me a sense of a new life in Christ. It's like being born-again or being raised from the dead.

Thank God for His presence and His Words which encourage and strengthen me daily. I pray that God may enable me to live for Him each day as He strengthens me.

Thanks for stopping by, dear friends! Thanks for all your prayers and encouragements.

Your friendship, prayers, encouragements and concerns have been used by God to be a great encouragement to me!

The thought of God and you encourages my heart daily. May God bless each of you in His special ways.

Hope you have a blessed weekends! Take care.

Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Psalm 73:25-26












10 comments:

Casdok said...

Great to hear you are feeling better and are able to enjoy things once more.
Beautiful photos.

Annie said...

Nancie, It is good to hear you are feeling better. It is an interesting notion that you feel reborn. I believe that is so true and the message from God is so clear. Take care. Annie

Cheryl said...

Nancie,

Glad to see you are feeling better. So glad you were able to go for a walk and enjoy all of God's creations.

Here is a link to Hillsong talking about their song "Healer." It is a 9 minute video, but oh my it is so powerful.

http://www.hillsong.com/music/product.php?xProd=4603&xSec=796

Enjoy
Cheryl

Mrs Amy said...

Glad you are doing better! I always think that each depressive episode must be the last cause no one can live through it! But you do make it to the other side eventually and you are right you have that sense of rebirth. I also feel a bit stronger, I made it through the valley again.

Take care, be kind to yourself as you recover!
Amy

Melanie said...

Nancie... the pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

So glad you are feeling better!

Have a terrific week!

Merelyme said...

oh wow! i love your photos! now these are a remedy for depression for sure. i do apologize for not stopping by in some time. i seem to be dealing with a lot of depression this summer. anyways thanks for sharing your talents and joys with us.

Polar Bear said...

Nancie,
Beautiful photos!

Just want to say that I really admire your courage as you go through your journey with bipolar. I have lived briefly in Singapore before, and so I know the society and culture there still views mental illness negatively. i think it's great that you are trying to raise awareness that mental illness is like any other physical disease.

Good luck, and all the best.

Nancie said...

Dear friends,

Thanks for stopping by and all your encouragements. Thank God for His goodness and mercies each day.

Take care!

Nancie

P.J. said...

I've been taking lots of pictures lately, and most of them are nature. I LOVE nature, and the sunsets really get me!

Thanks for sharing your pictures!!

Nancie said...

Glad you too enjoy nature and photography, PJ. Thank God for the reminders of His care upon us daily. God bless!