dealing with depression

Tips for Being Happy Alone on Your Birthday

How to Be Happy Alone on Your Birthday

Being alone on your birthday isn’t just lonely, it’s also a little embarrassing. I spent my 34th at a neighborhood pub, sitting at the bar, feeling sorry for myself and wondering how to be happy alone. After a glass of wine, I admitted it was my birthday to the bartender and the guy sitting a couple stools down…and they not only bought me drinks and appetizers, they sang “Happy Birthday.” Several times.

Blossom Tips When You Feel Homesick on the Mission Field

Help for Missionaries Coping With Homesickness

How do you cope when you feel homesick and lonely on the mission field? You can’t just go home at the end of a long, difficult day as a missionary! When I lived in Africa — I taught missionaries’ and expats’ kids at Rosslyn Academy, an international school in Nairobi, Kenya. I was the loneliest, most homesick “missionary” I knew! I actually didn’t consider myself a missionary at the time, but I do now. And I was definitely struggling with a bad case of homesickness.