Category Archives: secrets

My new blog- please respond…

Hello, friends. I’ve changed my blog name to http://www.lorilara.com. I really want to stay connected. Please visit my site and click follow so we can stay connected…sorry if this is a duplicate message. I’m not a very techie person. :/Continue reading

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To my friends who are hurting on Thanksgiving

This is a special Thanksgiving message to everyone who’s hurting. Holidays can be especially hard for those of us struggling with PTSD, depression, and/ or addiction. Just the simple task of thinking of reasons to be thankful can be exhausting … Continue reading

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What inspires me…

I’m not inspired by people who are unafraid of heights who dangle themselves over a precipice. I’m inspired by people who stave off a panic attack so their kids can see them jump off the high-dive into a swimming pool. I’m not … Continue reading

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Everything skit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_M0H5nrY8E

This video has received more than 2 million likes on youtube – it’s a viral, spiritual phenomenon that continues to break through our pain and allows us to see where Jesus is in the midst of our struggles. This was me before Jesus broke through…it makes me cry every time I watch it. I hope you enjoy it.

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Depression, faith, and anti-depressants

One of the first questions people ask about my recovery from major depression is whether or not I took antidepressant medication. The short answer is unabashedly YES…..but it took a long time to make that choice, and when I did, … Continue reading

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Keeping secrets

Telling someone all your secrets and sharing your private hell for the first time is incredibly hard to do, especially if you’ve carried it around your entire life; I know because that’s what I’ve been doing over the past 6 … Continue reading

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Set free

When I was 17 years-old, I developed a serious compulsion about my weight. Like a prisoner shackled to ball and chain, I was bound to the scale. I’d weigh myself 10-15 times a day, and no matter what number came … Continue reading

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The tree of life

I especially like sitting under one of our trees in the backyard. Its leaves are dainty like lace and along with the cool air of the morning, I love seeing its canopy light up like a hot-air balloon in the … Continue reading

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The invitation

When I share some of the painful memories of my childhood and my recovery from almost 20 years of battling Anorexia and Bulimia, people usually ask me how I made myself better. I laugh at this question because the truth … Continue reading

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A love just for you

6 years ago, I was tucking our son into bed when I experienced the saddest moment of my spiritual life. I was lying next to him scratching his head and rubbing his back as I told him how much my … Continue reading

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