From Darkness To Light
From Darkness To Light
Therapy Through Works
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Krista believes everybody has a story of their struggles, experiences, goals, and accomplishments, and God wants to turn it into something beautiful. Her story started in 2003 when she was a junior in high school. She developed an eating disorder. A few years later she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. By 2009, she had also been treated for obsessive compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and severe anxiety. Krista went through three psychiatrists, got checked into a behavioral hospital, and tried every prescription medication the doctor had. Nothing worked. So she turned to God and put it in His hands. She hit rock bottom and couldn't handle it on her own. This is when Krista started painting and writing poetry for therapy. This book is a collection of her art and poetry that has accumulated through the years, and it tells her story and how her Christian faith brought her through it. The poetry is about every day struggles, but it is also educational of mental illnesses. We all struggle with something, and Krista has created a new approach to handle hard times: to use our gifts and talents to get through our struggles. She can be contacted through email at

"Peace" I close my eyes, I take a breath. I ask for peace. I ask for rest. My heart's desire, Is to make You proud. To tell Your story, To the big crowd. Everything's chaotic. I'm a mess, But You give me peace. You give me rest. I was weak, But now I'm strong. Today is here. My past is gone. I open my eyes. Tears fall down. I was lost, But now I'm found.

Krista McGuire is a poet, artist, and communication major in college. She has dealt with mental disabilities since she was 18 years old, including an eating disorder, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and severe anxiety. Throughout her journey, she refused to give up on her Christian faith. Krista acknowledges her disability as a blessing because it keeps her dependent on God.

To contact author, email her at or visit her website at

Good enough to know you have peace in spite of all the pain and personal problems. Indeed Christ makes a big difference! Keep the hope up!!!!
dominic obour 

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