Zahra’s Zeal – Hell on Earth, or Earth in Hell?

What if I hadn’t changed, what if I hadn’t come back to God at age 24? Would I have been sorry in the end for continuously defying His efforts to pull me out of mental illness? And would Mom’s vision of me in flames have come true? She told me of this vision days after […]

Christmas Crosses We Bear

Zahra’s Zeal Hi all! 🙂 Christmastime is almost upon us! Perhaps a month and three weeks away, or so! It brings so much joy, family time, memories come alive, people are at their most giving, and of course, we also have presents and good food to enjoy! But what does this season really, truly represent? […]

A Happier Mind, Heart, Spirit, and Life – A Mini Essay

Zahra’s Zeal If you want God to do the extraordinary, you have to believe in the extraordinary and then receive it. He’s a giver and wants to bless you. Don’t doubt that for even a moment…the world can seem so hopeless but God is still on the Throne. His plan cannot be stopped by a […]


Zahra’s Zeal Hi everyone, Zahra here with a brand new post focusing on a very interesting question! The question we should all ask ourselves is, “What does my illness mean to me?” Does it really have to be a burden? Or can it teach us something? What if, after a while, we stop being victims […]


Hi everyone, Zahra here! I hope you have all been well this week! ? I have learned a lot in RCIA class. What is RCIA, you ask? It stands for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Also it is a class for people joining the Church, or coming back to the Church. It can also be […]

Zahra’s Zeal – An Introduction

Hi! I’m Zahra Marie! I am pleased to be a part of this project where we come together as a community and face mental illness together. Many people who are a part of the Church have it, and we can all learn something from each other. This is my column Zahra’s Zeal As for me, […]