May the God of Hope Fill You with Joy and Peace

‘When you don’t take time out to notice & understand your emotions, they have a strange way of resurfacing when you least expect or want them to’. Travis Bradbury Emotions can sweep over you during the holidays like no other time throughout the year. Emotions like grief, sadness, loneliness, depression, fear can easily grip usContinue reading “May the God of Hope Fill You with Joy and Peace”

Light Will Shine for You

This time of year brings joy, peace, love, but it can also bring sadness, grief, despondency, emptiness, and even the dark side of depression. Loved ones who have been lost or suddenly taken away from us due to unusual circumstances or even suicide. You are confronted with the inevitable news about an accident or healthContinue reading “Light Will Shine for You”

Why are You Downcast O My Soul?

The most wonderful time of year can also be the most dark time of the year. Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.Psalms 42:5 NIV There’s nothing like New England when the clocks are turnedContinue reading “Why are You Downcast O My Soul?”

When My Spirit is Overwhelmed

“WHEN MY SPIRIT IS OVERWHELMED, GOD KNOWS THE WAY OF MY PATH!” Why is it when a celebrity or some well known rock star or business mogul takes their own life there is a media frenzy of suicide awareness? It really bothers me when people say,”they had it all”, when they looked at their successContinue reading “When My Spirit is Overwhelmed”

Help Lord My Unbelief

Help Lord My Unbelief! The name on this tiny boat, “Sunken Ship” in Nantucket, an island off Cape Cod speaks volumes as I waited for the ferry after some field work with my job. At first glance, this put doubt in my thoughts because of it’s name. How often we have doubts of unbelief withContinue reading “Help Lord My Unbelief”

Emotions Can You Trust Them?

Emotions can be so hard to trust. Emotions usually can get the best of us. Yes, we are human, and it is good to express our emotions, but we must also think by using our mind and not our heart. We should be considerate and respectful of others and not overstep our boundaries. There areContinue reading “Emotions Can You Trust Them?”


Depression is one of those human emotions we all deal with sometimes or in some cases a chronic condition. There is a reactionary depression too for example, you may get in an accident or there is a breakup of a friend, a loss of a loved one, etc. With some people it’s a chronic conditionContinue reading “Depression”

My Purpose

Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region. The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is toContinue reading “My Purpose”