I was trying to get my daughter ready for church this past Sunday morning, and she was being fairly cooperative. That is, until I tried to put her pants … Continue reading The More We Scratch, The More We Itch
My daughter turns 2 today (your prayers are appreciated). She is strong, independent, smart, beautiful, funny, clever, and athletic. And my life has never been the same since she arrived.
A marriage is two messy people making a beautiful mess together.
I’m here to listen.
Do you ever feel like you obsess in the smallest things ?
It’s like we’ve put on a pair of microscope glasses.
Do you ever find yourself sucked into an un-winnable argument?
Sure, it seems innocent enough. You start exchanging points with someone, counter a few of their arguments with some of your own.
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 … Continue reading The Shame of Anxiety
Austin Kleon is my favorite. I don’t hide this very well. .@austinkleon is on vacation from his blog, and I'm severely deprived of content. — Robert R. Fike (@robfike) July … Continue reading Active Reading in the Margins
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 … Continue reading Depression, Suicide, and Our World
Many of us doubt ourselves or believe that what we’ve accomplished is overrated or our accolades unwarranted. I know for myself, a lot of things that I’ve done in my … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome
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 … Continue reading My Anxiety Story