Let’s Talk About Suicide

It is with much hesitation that we publish this article. We hesitate because we know that the pain is so very real and so acute. Still, with hesitation, we offer it to you because every suicide prevention training that we have had says, “LET’S TALK ABOUT SUICIDE.”

At the end of the article is the true story of one from our own community. It is the story of a SUICIDE SURVIVOR…not a survivor of an attempted suicide, which is different. This person has had two people very, very close to her that took their own lives. So, only read that story with a warning. 

Her message is that only God has gotten her through this, and if you are considering suicide…PLEASE, LET’S TALK ABOUT IT.

Some Best Loved Christian Music: "Because He Lives"

Researching the stories behind the Christian hymns of our faith for this month’s blogs has been a particular joy for me.  Learning about the experiences that others came through that brought them to a closer walk with God is very uplifting.  It is amazing how the Lord inspired them to put their experiences into musical form to inspire and encourage so many.  The one that lifts me more than any other when I feel depressed, discouraged, or pondering some unwanted news is “Because He Lives,” by Bill and Gloria Gaither.