“I’m Glad You are Alive” – An Announcement and Invitation

Always The Fight Ministries – Compassion for those fighting mental illness, addiction, and abuse. (c)2019 Nancy Virden


Yes, I really am! Alive persons have a future. There are possibilities. Hope exists in the land of the living!

This past week I entered another era of joy. Eagerly I am seeking new or postponed ways of serving God and people who struggle with a sense of hopelessness. The plan is not yet evolved as far as strategy goes. This is a time of ideas.

For me, making plans can be a fun way of not accomplishing anything. I like drawing diagrams, and plotting the what-ifs on lists and graphs. It is a wall of fear that stops production.  I’ve blamed, excused, made more plans, gone weakly forward, and stalled while questioning my capabilities. Hopefully, not any more.

Ready or not,  without a script or perfect plot, earlier this week I took another step in the direction God told me to go over seven years ago. Prayers are going up constantly.   Recently,  I’ve had to feel the sorrow  of allowing so much time to pass. It is the joy of finally moving that pushes me into action. 

I am so glad you are alive! You see, now is when you can turn your eyes to a different vision- one in which you are doing exactly what you were made to do. Joy is not reserved for me! It is yours for the asking, and for walking the path God has for you. 

I am glad you are alive. 

If you would like to follow my progress, check out the changes on this website, follow my page on Facebook (Always the Fight Ministries) and tune in to my brand new YouTube channel. I uploaded videos called “I’m Glad You are Alive.” My hope as they improve is they will reach suicidal people or those questioning the value of life.

Your ideas and feedback matter. Much of this is new to me, so if you see flaws, or ways these efforts could reach more people, let me know and I will consider what you say. I’m  glad you are alive.

Today’s Helpful Word

Philippians 3:14 

I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.


NOTE:  I am not a doctor or mental health professional, and speak only from personal experiences and observations. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental or behavioral health care.

If you are feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, in the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or for a list of international suicide hotlines, go here.

If you are suicidal with a plan, immediately call 911 in the U.S. or go to your nearest emergency room. (for international emergency numbers, go here ). Hope and help are yours!




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