Refreshment for Parents with Broken Hearts

Today’s blog is a visual one. It’s purpose is to refresh the hearts of parents with broken hearts. On my weak and weary days with my daughter who struggles with substance abuse, mental illness, self-harm and suicidal thoughts I was so distressed I couldn’t concentrate to read much or function at my normal capacity. My brain was jelly. I felt too distracted and depressed to focus. I could hardly think straight.

At those times I sought inspiration and refreshment through the senses. One of those was with beautiful photography. All I had to do was look at an inspiring picture and it would soothe my soul. What a wonderful discovery. It relaxed and refreshed me. Ahhhh!  If you are reading this today, maybe this is what you need.

Therefore, I’m going to share some of my favorite photos with you. I hope that as you feast your eyes on these pictures, they will refresh,  relax, and calm you with little mental effort. Enjoy.

Angel Oak Tree










Psalm 42  Our hope is in the Lord.
























 cactus flower budsClose.













































The photos speak for themselves. They form our prayers. We just say “thank you, Lord.”




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4 thoughts on “Refreshment for Parents with Broken Hearts

  1. Truly refreshing and a nice escape. I know those feelings all too well. May God replenish your spirit with His peace, His joy and His strength. Despite the difficulties that often lay before us, His presence sustains us and helps us get through it. Guard your heart and mind. Often times in our weakness there is not too far away one who looks to bring despair and hopelessness. Put on the armor of God so you are prepared for anything that seeks to bring discouragement and depression. Know that you are not alone. God is faithful and will raise you up when you need it.

    • Thank you. I’m so encouraged to hear that I accomplished my goal – refreshment. And the Lord has replenished me just as you said in your comment. I’m so grateful for the armor and the truth that we are not alone. Praise God for His faithfulness to us all. May He bless you today, Stacy.

  2. Thank You so much for sharing this. I am as you said too distracted and depressed to focus. So worn, even hard to pray at times. Bless you for all you do to help us.