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Out of depression and into ‘victorious living’

Once a victim of depression, Harris now is an advocate for victorious living. She recently talked with the Tri-State Defender about faith and her new book. by Julia Griggs
Special to the Tri-State Defeder

On the back of her book, “Blossoms of Hope to Increase Your Faith,” author Kathleen R. Harris poses two questions:

“Are you hopeful or hopeless?”

“Is your attitude one of expectancy or despair?”

“Blossoms of Hope to Increase Your Faith” is crafted to inspire readers to believe for God’s best in every area of your life. It’s a devotional about faith, faith, and more faith,” says Harris.

“Let’s face it, it will require faith to confront the giants, weather the storms, and speak to the mountains in your life,” she writes.

Once a victim of depression, Harris now is an advocate for victorious living. She recently talked with the Tri-State Defender about faith and her new book.

“My writing began as a therapeutic session. I battled with clinical depression and writing was an outlet for me to release my thoughts,” said Harris. “People are looking for hope everywhere. Hope is universal and everybody can identify with it. If you have hope you can make it through anything.”

“Blossoms of Hope to Increase Your Faith” is a 50-day journey and devotional read, with readers encouraged to take 10-15 minutes meditating on pages of writings, scriptures and testimonials designed to inspire.

“You can take a Scripture a day from the book and apply it to your everyday life to increase your faith,” said Harris.

For Harris, there is an anchoring comfort in recalling her father, Dr. Jonathan Rodger, and his frequent recitation of this passage (Hebrews 11:1), “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Writes Harris, “You must see it, before you see it, or you will never see it.”

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