My First Guest Contribution

Day fifteen of 30 posts in 30 days


So for those of you who thought I wouldn’t make it in the blogger world (all zero of you)… eat my butt.

I’m guest contributing over at Real World: Venus Vs. Mars today.  I volunteered to write about my experiences I’d gone through with depression.  I think I encapsulated everything pretty well… in fact I’d say it’s probably one of my better pieces.

So if you care about me at all… then click the link and make a comment if you please:

Venus and Mars

Or click this for a direct link to the post itself.


12 responses to “My First Guest Contribution

  1. Congratulations on the guest post!! I’m so glad I don’t have to eat your butt.

  2. that last comment was suppose to be up here. People need to go read your post. It is really good.

  3. shepherdsgrace

    Hey Chris, good job buddyroe…you ARE a sweet and amazing guy to open up and share about your battle…

    I don’t think I have battled with depression but I used to battle over mundane acts and there utter mundacity..doing things over again that will only become undone again…

    I was really praying about this and wanting joy in doing the work the Lord has for me and of all things He spoke to me through a song by the Above Rubies daughters…it is called Above Rubies and talks about how each thing we do has value in God’s eyes…nothing is mundane…and it pleases Him that we do it…don’t know how exactly but that released me from whatever that was and I find “beauty in the mundane” now instead of dread.

    Blessings as you walk your walk…

  4. Great post! I enjoyed it.

  5. Yes, congratulations on the post. That’s cool. I’m going to read it now. Oh, and congratulations on your continuing 30 day mission too 🙂 Half way!

  6. I would have put an offer on the house, but only if it came with giant wine glass.

    came through Real World- loved your post there!

  7. Chris,
    I am so proud of you ! I want to hug you right now !
    I don’t know if you are aware of Adrienne’s story over the last 11 years, but she has dealt with depression in a huge way. Adrienne’s best buddy/best friend was killed in a car accident and was buried on her 18th birthday, Adrienne spiralled quickly down into a deep, dark hole….and felt as if her life would never have joy again. I talked to her and tried everything I could to bring her ‘out of it’. She would call me in the middle of the night from college and when she came home on weekends and we’d talk for hours. I ‘thought’ she was getting better, and was slowly coming through the darkness into light. Then I got the call, and she had attempted suicide …and had almost succeeded. We all rushed to the hospital,I brought her home, and got her professional help with a therapist. Thank God I was given that chance!! I have battled with bouts of depression on and off since almost losing her and a couple of years later, almost losing Barrett on the operating table during his spleen surgery.
    I talk a lot to close friends about it…and am able to talk myself back into smiling….but after reading your post, I am deciding I may need to speak to a therapist. Thank you so much for your insight….and I applaud you in your recovery. hugs & kisses, Cathie

    • I’m so happy it helped Cathy! Also so glad to hear everything is looking up and positive for you, Adrienne and Barrett. We should get together after all these years… catching up would be awesome…

  8. OOOOps …..I failed to add that Adrienne is doing well, and has her occassional bouts with depression, but all in all, she has a good handle on life and all it has to offer. She is an amazing woman, and I wish we could all get together and catch up over the last 15 years we’ve been away.

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