The Shame of Anxiety

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

Depression, Suicide, and Our World

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”

Imposter Syndrome

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 life aren’t special. They don’t feel that way to me, while maybe if I were to share those things, people would disagree with that assessment. Elizabeth Cox touches on this in her Ted-Ed talk about … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome