God Knows My Name! September 28, 2015 by Janice Every morning lately I had been waking up with a headache. Figured it didn’t mean anything so took a couple aspirin and forgot about it. But then I started having episodes of (light) depression and began crying a lot. That’s not me and I wondered what was going on. I’m taking a new medicine so I called the pharmacist to see what the side effects were. Depression and headaches had never been reported. I’ve been taking antidepressants for ten years so I thought maybe I needed to up the dose. Maybe this was just a bad time in my life. One day my despair was particularly bad so with tears in my eyes, I called a friend who came over to pray with me. We talked and prayed and she suggested I begin listening to KSBJ during the day so I would be ‘surrounded’ with words of truth and love. I did and a few days later the word ‘aspartame’ began entering my mind. Aspartame! Where did that come from? Then I remembered. I love lemonade in the summer and about a month earlier I bought a lemonade mix with aspartame as the sweetening agent. Since then I had been drinking nearly a quart a day of lemonade. Hurriedly I looked up Side Effects of Aspartame and sure enough - headaches, depression, and mood swings were all listed. Listening to beautiful music that filled my mind with Christian concepts had made my being more receptive to messages from the Holy Spirit and God could communicate with me. He knew my name!