My Monster and Me He goes where I go. He sees what I see. Then he tells me to do things that just aren't me. I know what I ought to do. I know what would make me free. But my monster he sees things much differently.
17 years later. I can still remember the way I felt sitting in my high school classroom, wondering where our world was headed. 17 years later, I'm still asking the same questions.
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 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 … Continue reading The Shame of Anxiety
Austin Kleon is my favorite. I don't hide this very well. https://twitter.com/robfike/status/1024352664744865792 He has produced several books that have changed my life as an artist and creator for the better. Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work are really why I talk at all about my craft to begin with. It gave me license … 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 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. … 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 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. … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome