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Date Joined Feb 2012
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   Posted 2/27/2012 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Community-
  I'm feeling a little blue today, that 'stuck in a corner' feeling and could use someone to talk to. I'm in an isolated work situation and  my two closest friends have demanding jobs (during daytime hours.)
My pastor is not really a super approachable person, in fact made it clear she doesn't want the church to be at risk for any kind of legal liability by providing counseling. Great, huh? Can't even
'talk to my Pastor" a person who could understand me from a Spiritual standpoint. I have tried to schedule with another counselor I've seen twice but hasn't gotten back to me yet. So, thank you folks for being here....I value your time and your words of encouragement and I hope I will in return be a blessing to you as well <3 
  I'm feeling 'tangled up'. I've reached a place where I can now see that there's a possibility of moving to another city in a few years. This really gave me a shot of hope I could use. But now, I have no other sense of what to do with myself until then. I have a daughter that plans to move to another city, and we want to stay close to one another, so it's really a great thing I have to look forward to.
I have no idea how....that move will take place as I am trying to get out of debt, and don't see how I could save money for this event but nonetheless, one needs hope for better things in life.
  I also have a close walk with the Lord. I do not sense His specific direction for me at this time. As for the future, I'm confident He will go before me and with me wherever I decide to go.
Does anyone here, struggle with being a Christian, yet still struggle with loneliness and depression?
Thank you for your input :) Surfergirl7, 'surfing' the waves of mood

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   Posted 2/27/2012 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Surfergirl7,

Welcome to the forum. Though we aren't allowed to disuss religion here, I still think we can help you.

It sounds like you feel let down by some people right now. I am sorry for that. Have you thought about calling your counselor again, maybe something come up and they forgot to call you back. I would let them know that you need help right now.

With moving, I would take that one day at a time. It is in the far future right now, concentrate on saving some money if you can for that occasion.

Try to stay in the moment for now. Do you work? Do you live alone at this time? What is it that you enjoy? Tell us a little more about you. We will help you as much as we can. The forum has been kind of slow, but is picking up.

Hugs, Karen
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Date Joined Feb 2012
Total Posts : 29
   Posted 2/27/2012 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey surfer.....I'm around quite a bit as I'm on call for my job and looking at more surgery maybe this Wed so I maybe around even more. I love to chat on here. Your statement about your Pastor made me laugh...cuz on here we're always complaining about our Dr's. So instead of looking for a new Dr. you could look for a new Pastor. I live alone also my kids are both grown adults and I'm also in an isolated area. It is also hard to find a good counselor that really sometimes forums like this can be a God send. :-)

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Date Joined Nov 2011
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 2/27/2012 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   

I will start out by telling you I can't relate to your walk with the lord. However, have you ever had a walk with yourself? I live in a rural communtiy on more than 80 acres, and I can tell you that a walk on those 80 acres always helps me find peace. I honestly never thought it would, I always thought I would feel alone and isolated here, but I don't, how can you with wildlife abound? Since I've started my walks, little things make me happy..a chipmunk in the brush, a bird singing in the tree, or if luck should have it, a deer in the brush. I can also tell you that there is joy to be found everywhere, the child in the grocery store just begging his mom to buy ice cream sandwhiches makes me smile. I don't know why, other than just enjoying the simple things. You need no money to love these things, and they do help.

If I can take for granted your name, I assume you live by the ocean? What better place to recover? And if not, take your memories of the surf, the sea and the love of your children with you wherever you go..and may your own happines be your saving grace.

**Why is it that I feel sometimes what I feel inside just isn't normal?
How can I free my mind of the real deep times I spent feeling a lot warmer**
- Glen Meadows

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