HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED why the name of this blog is BeYeGlad? Sometimes what is written is nothing to be glad about. Like a few posts ago. I wrote about depression. How does this fit with the general theme of this blog? It gets confusing. Right?Continue reading Why BeYeGlad? | Blessings ❤
IT HAPPENS every summer. While others love the warm weather I do not. My brain chemistry goes haywire. I used to think this happened because I had overworked, but even when I don’t I still suffer from melancholy.Continue reading This time of year
I was afraid of my dad. Even as an adult I couldn’t be alone with him in the same room without trembling. My dad was a veteran of WWII. As soon as he graduated high school and received a diploma, he signed up for the draft at the next table. No young man of able body was exempt. After basic training he was shipped to the Asiatic Pacific Theater.Continue reading How World War II Affected Me
The following post is by Hannah. -Lena 💗
This is a topic that I’ve wanted to write about for a long time, but I have struggled to articulate my thoughts until recently. I believe that our world is currently going through one of the loneliest seasons in human history and therefore the topic of loneliness is more relevant than ever before. The global […]Navigating Loneliness — Grace to be Imperfect
It was the hardest life challenge I ever faced. I cried for weeks and got terribly depressed. I did everything I knew to do but nothing got better. That’s when I (finally) looked Continue reading What am I Going to do?
Dear Friend – Do rainy days and Mondays get you down?¹ How does “being down” fit with being a Christian? This blog is named BeYeGlad! Rest assured I’m not Pollyannaish. Being a Christian isn’t all swe Continue reading Rainy Days & Mondays
At the close of the year 2019 I want to thank you for following Be Ye Glad! I appreciate each one of you. Thank you for every comment and every “like.” Before listing the Top Posts for 2019 this is my 2020 prayer for you. Continue reading Top Posts for 2019
Dear Betty —
Your request to write something for a widow is an unusual one. I have lost many things but a spouse is not among them. At the same time, all loss no matter what it is has similarities. Lord willing, Continue reading Open Letter to a Widow
Christmas for some is a difficult time of year. If you are having a hard time remember God is the God who sees. He sees your deep despair. God is the God who hears. He hears you crying out. Even if time goes by never doubt. God sees you. Continue reading He Sees You When You’re Sleeping
After writing the last post, I realized I had forgotten something important about exercising our spiritual muscle. In part one I wrote about the practices of prayer, scripture reading and worship. Continue reading Is Your Spiritual Life M.I.A? – part 2
Everyone has a spiritual side to them. It’s the part of us that responds to God. Any illness affects us spiritually. When we are in poor health God seems far away. The part of us that responds to God goes missing for awhile. Prayer is more difficult. Continue reading Is Your Spiritual Life M.I.A?
Depression makes you frustrated and angry. You may feel overwhelmed. The smallest task seems too much. You might feel sad, hopeless, or listless. How you react to depression depends on if you are Continue reading Help! I’m depressed
Have you ever heard that Christians are not supposed to get depressed? That somehow being a Christian should protect us from mental illness? This is not true, yet this falsehood persists among well-meaning Christians. Why is this? Continue reading Mental Illness and the Christian