Depression, Mental Health

Don’t Settle for Scraps!

I ran across a video on Facebook yesterday that really spoke to me.  Many of you may already know of Melissa Radke; I had never heard of her until the video showed up on my newsfeed.  She is a singer, writer, blogger, public speaker, and serves as the Worship Pastor at Lufkin First Assembly in Lufkin, TX.  And she is awesome.

In this video, Melissa speaks of a Bible Study that she is teaching — “Uninvited” by Lysa TerKeurst.  I’m slowly working my way through this online bible study that deals with depression, self-worth, feeling unloved, and rejection.  I’ll admit, I haven’t been working in the book for the past couple of weeks but I think seeing this video is another one of those “God Conspiracies” that have been popping up in my life recently.  I think it’s time to get the book back out and finish it.

If you think you may be interested in this, here’s the link to Proverbs31 Ministries where you will find the products.  Here is what Lysa says about her book, “Uninvited“.


“Rejection steals the best of who I am by reinforcing the worst of what’s been said to me.”

In Uninvited, Lysa leans in to honestly examine the roots of rejection, as well as rejection’s ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God.

With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa will help you:

  • Stop feeling left out by believing that even when you are overlooked by others you are handpicked by God.
  • Change your tendency to either fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process your hurt.
  • Overcome the two core fears that feed your insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging.

Uninvited reminds us we are destined for a love that can never be diminished, tarnished, shaken, or taken—a love that does not reject or uninvite.

If you are battling depression and rejection, and if you have been known to settle for scraps (I have been known to be guilty of this), this is a fabulous video and bible study.

Click the link below to see Melissa’s video about “Uninvited.”  Melissa is down-to-earth, funny, and certainly seems to be filled with the love of God.

Melissa Radke – Don’t Settle for Scraps


THOUGHTS ABOUT MY THOUGHTS:  How excited I was to run across this video! It truly spoke to my heart.  Please take the time to watch it.  It can do nothing but fill your heart.

TODAY’S FEELINGS BAROMETER:  Been a lazy day.  Still trying to get my neck and arm to work properly for me.  Seeing the neurologist on Friday so I’m hoping for an easy fix (and that’s plumb funny because after having two fusions already, I know what the answer is, but with enough prayer, maybe I’ll be wrong.) Also have an appointment set up with ENT for Monday.  Who knows?  Within a week, I may be a moving, hearing woman again!  Woo Hoo!  For all you young chicks and guys out there, be proud that everything still works for you.  Old age ain’t for sissies!