Running a hundred miles an hour and my brain doesnʼt sleep. Two years of anxiety and 6 months of hell. My throat closes, I canʼt speak and all I can say is why? Why now? What is my lesson? Maybe there is no lesson to learn, maybe itʼs just that Iʼm not who I thought I was called to be. Maybe itʼs time to quit! … Continue reading Honesty is Vulnerability is Recovery is Purpose
We are surrounded by a world that is generating uncertainty. Continue reading The Power of Uncertainty
I’m here to listen. Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day
There is a certain shame in anxiety, especially if you are a Christian. If God is all-powerful and Jesus is always with us, why are we entrapped in fear and anxiety and depression or any other internal mental problem we might have? We must not believe in Jesus that strongly, right? If we did, we wouldn’t have anxiety; we wouldn’t worry about things like we … Continue reading The Shame of Anxiety
It’s been a strange few days. After I wrote a piece about my anxiety story I was reminded of a man in ministry who took his own life recently. I remembered hearing about it, through little blips on my social media feed, but I had not paid much attention to it myself. Yes, it was sad. Yes, it was close. But it was not close enough. Or maybe it was, and I was too busy to notice and now I had written something so close to that core to be almost comedic.
After that, I took to the internet. In looking for an article about the incident, I stumbled upon what google was showing us: there is a problem, even among Pastors. Continue reading “Depression, Suicide, and Our World”
Your daughter is crying out from the other room. It’s 2 A.M. You run to soothe her. Then, pain. Your heart is bouncing around in your chest. Your body is shaking. You feel cold. Your mind races. Heart attack? Am I going to die? Continue reading “My Anxiety Story”
Mental health can be a real drain. As someone who has suffered from depression and currently taking medication for anxiety, it can make every day like walking through thick mud. But understanding depression is the first step of the battle to combat it. Continue reading “What is Depression?”