Note: This is the continuation of a series on the idea of not giving up in different scenarios. Previous posts include entries on work and relationships. The previous posts have not had a particular audience, it can be applied generally. But my heart is for the Church, for the body of Christ. So the next two … Continue reading Don’t Give Up: Even When You’re Depressed and Anxious Like Me
Perhaps the most common response people with anxiety and depression get from others when they bring it up is this: "Just move on. Deal with it and move on." There seems to be this expectation that, like most people, those dealing with mental disorders have some masterful ability to control their emotions. This is far … Continue reading Being ‘On Fire for God’ Isn’t Easy for Anxious and Depressed Christians Like Me.
Note: A poem about the faithfulness of God's Word for someone dealing with an anxiety disorder. I've had a rough weekend with my anxiety over the last couple days. When it's high, it's so hard to trust anything, even the Word of God. This poem is a reminder to you, but most importantly to me, … Continue reading Clinging to the Only Truth I Know Will Hold Me: A Poem
If you're familiar with the Star Wars film series, you just might remember this scene in Episode VI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcLAOcutuxs That thing in the ground with the tongue sticking out is a creature called the "sarlacc." I could go into all the background of where it came from, how it got to that hole in the ground, … Continue reading The Devastating Sarlacc Pit of Depression
Note: This is the third part in a five-part series about talking about the hard stuff. Find the first part here, and the second part here. Enough prefacing. Here are 10 things we need to be talking about more or speaking about in a different way in the church context. 1) Sexual sin/addiction. I've written … Continue reading 10 Pieces of “Hard Stuff” We Need to Talk About More/Differently in Church
Unfortunately, Christianity is often known for the things we are against rather than the things we are for. Whether it be alcohol or gay marriage or profanity or secular music, we picket and protest and write Facebook statuses and start Twitter wars and YouTube comment battles over every little thing that just might offend us. … Continue reading TABOO: Don’t Talk About It! At Least Not For Too Long