Hope & Healing In Mental Illness

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For as long as I can remember I’ve battled with OCD, anxiety, and depression. Every day {sometimes every moment} is a fight to resist unhealthy thinking. There have been seasons of my life when simply getting out of bed and moving to the couch was the biggest accomplishment of my day. It’s a heavy weight to carry and but I believe that there is a reason for every trial we face.

2 Corinthians 1:3+4 tells us, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

Through this journey God is constantly reminding me to seek Him. Does it make my racing thoughts disappear? No. It does, however, give me a perspective shift towards eternity. Do you carry the weight of mental or emotional burdens? Do you feel lost and think no one could possibly understand? I’m writing this post for YOU to share the resources that have given me hope, healing, and comfort – my prayer is that one or all can bring some Light into your darkness. ♥

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Halloween Bookmarks

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Hi friends! I typically don’t like the idea of Trick-or-Treating, but I’m super excited about Halloween this year – let me tell you why. The last few months I’ve been actively praying for the families in my neighborhood. Prayers for selfless love in their homes, growth in their lives, and hearts that will turn to Jesus – can I get an “Amen!”? I’m looking forward to seeing the little faces I’ve been praying for! 💗

To encourage the families in my neighborhood I’ve created little bookmarks to attach to my goodies. On one side there is an illustrated animal with a fun fact. The opposite side says “Our family prayed for your family!” and the verse “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1”

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Click the image above to be taken to my 2 page PDF – make sure to click Duplex Printing in your Print Dialog Box! I suggest printing on double-sided photo paper for best outcome.

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Christmas Card Giveaway

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Hi friends! If you’re visiting from Julie Gillies’ blog – welcome! Julie is my mother-in-law and I was delighted to design the prayer images for her Prepare My Heart For The Holidays prayer experience. {Old friends, be sure to check out this awesome blog series filled with prayers and encouragement!}

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My name is Audrey – I illustrate cheerful stick figures designed to make YOU smile! All of my artwork is hand-drawn and then digitally illustrated. I sell my art on Handmade Greeting Cards and Printed Art and Gifts.

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I’ve created a Giveaway to help old and new friends get to know me a little better! You’ll be asked to visit my different shops and social networks for chances to win a pack of 5 Christmas cards designed by yours-truly! I’m excited to get to know all of you!!! Thanks again for visiting! ♥

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***Giveaway ends Wednesday, November 23rd.***

Have a beautiful day! ♥