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5 POSTS THAT GOT ATTENTION IN 2016

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He shared his personal encounter with depression and set the all-time, one day views record on Pointes of View. An attempt at writing with sarcasm, a five-year old and her family’s journey through an incurable affliction, as well as courage and marriage got the attention of readers in 2016. They are worth a read again or for the first time. Please let me know which one is your favorite for 2016. The Top 5 Posts of 2016 #1. Depression: My Story by Brock Harrison Heart pounds. Head spins. Muscles seize. This isn’t going to get done. Walk away. Lie down. Have I lost it? Will I get back? What if I never do? Brock Harrison touched a nerve when he…

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THE POWER OF SHARING by BROCK HARRISON

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“Thanks for writing your piece on depression. It was very moving and it has helped me make the call to go see a counselor. So thanks for helping!” “Thanks for your willingness to open up and share your story. It gives me the courage to maybe one day soon talk about mine. You have no idea what your article did for me this morning.” “If I hear from you, I’ll write my story. I’ve not done that yet: strange, because I am a storyteller and love writing. I guess I’ve just tried to keep this part of me in abeyance.” “I just finished reading your story and it’s left me in a pool of tears and hope all at the…

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DEPRESSION: MY STORY by BROCK HARRISON

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Just write, Harrison. For the love of God, write. This speech needs to be locked in a week and you don’t even have an outline. So write. Like you’ve done a thousand times before. Baby is crying again. Ignore. She’ll get her. You’ve got to get this done. Oh yeah, and it’s got to be good. There will be 1,000 people with deep pockets at this thing. So make it compelling. And funny. And smart. Some inspiration would be good, too. Why can’t I do this? Just write one word. One stinkin’ word. Nothing. Heart pounds. Head spins. Muscles seize. This isn’t going to get done. Walk away. Lie down. Have I lost it? Will I get back? What if…

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WHAT CHRISTIANS TEND TO GET WRONG ABOUT DEPRESSION

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Depression is personal to me. My cousin died by suicide. She was depressed following her divorce. She never recovered from the rejection and grief. As a pastor I’ve grieved with too many families whose loved one ended their life because they could find no other way to stop their internal pain. Those who suffer from depression may feel like the least understood people on the planet. Too often there is a stigma associated with depression in the Church. I have to take responsibility to end that stigma. Brock’s Story In November of 2013, I was going about my life as a new dad and speechwriter for the leader of a political party when it hit me. It presented innocuously enough…

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