I have struggled with depression for a very long time and it is only because of my faith and God’s faitfulness to me I am still alive. My mother took me to church at a young age, enrolled me in Vacation Bible School, and generally made sure that I learned about Jesus Christ.
I’ve vacillated a couple of times over the years about whether I needed to actually attend church, but I’ve always been secure that my faith would get me through all the fires of life. Not that I am in danger of forgetting, but I have two talismans of my faith that I wear constantly — a malachite cross and a “crown of thorns” ring.
This is for the weekly Daily Post Photo Challenge to show something you’re optimistic about, or perhaps a talisman that helps you stay positive and hopeful, regardless of what life (and the weather!) throws your way.