The Blues

Each day brings about many challenges, adventures, good news and unexpected relationships and situations. When life throws us a curve ball, we start singing the blues. Singing our chosen song of blues, we proclaim sorrow, sadness, hurt, and journey downs depression lane. Also, we recall broken relationships, loss wages, claimed incurable diseases, and hardships. No doubt we must recognize and maintain our world of reality. If we remember that this too shall pass, we can endure our emotional trauma and physical setbacks by leaning and pressing into our spiritual wellbeing. This spiritual wellbeing reminds us of who we are and whose we are. A child of the Highest King. Yes, we still have to go through our “blue season”. We are reminded that our lives go through season changes. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away” (Ecclesiastes 3: 1-6). Let us endure our “blue season” from the perspective:

First, we will accept the original definition of blue as a musical form which originated by African Americans (from roots in African musical traditions) in the Deep South of the United States, 1870s. These African American songs were spiritual which incorporated the followings: field hollers, shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.
Second, we must engage in soul care. We acknowledge or emotional status, seek to find out why, what, and how we initiated or open the door to these various feelings, pray without ceasing, and seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit for healthcare remedy to our current “blues song”.
Finally, we must choose to “press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14). This mean we might have to engage in field hollering, shouting, chanting, crying, and ongoing calling on the name of Jesus. This is fine, since, “weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5b).

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Fredina Weems

Fredina J. Usher-Weems’ passion for the field of health and wellness began at the young age of 12, when neighborhood friends and family members declared her the fitness instructor at the daycare center her parents owned in Cleveland, Ohio.  Fredina states that “when the kids came in, we started our morning off doing laps, jumping jacks, and push-ups.”

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