Military men had come, with news no parent expects to hear, “Ma’am, yesterday in Sasebo, Japan, Navy officers found your son in his apartment… dead. “He didn’t show up to the ship. They went to his apartment. They found him... dead.” “My son is dead? He’s never coming home!” My son , [...]
According to information from the National Health Interview Survey, about 9% of American men have “daily feelings of depression or anxiety” (American Psychological Association, “By the Numbers: Men and Depression”, https://www.apa.org/monitor/2015/12/numbers.aspx). It stands to reason that that number is probably the same for American Christian men. For the last ten years, I’ve talked openly about [...]
(Excerpt from full article entitled, “Be Sure of Your Healing”, as seen in the September issue of Faith Filled Family Magazine, page 10, https://indd.adobe.com/view/e1112bc6-09e6-4f19-abb7-46fc27b3db84) As a mental health nurse, I see the devastating effects that depression has on the person and their family. For those who haven’t experienced it themselves nor known anyone diagnosed, it [...]
God sent His only Son to earth, His birth to be a virgin birth. Faithful Mary, young and scared, Put faith in God, though unprepared. The angel’s words were strange and new, But God told Mary what to do. Now Joseph, learning this, was shocked And thought, before the people talked, That he best put [...]
An Excerpt from my book Obsessions: Hell and Back Again I turn off the overhead light, turn on my lamp, sit in my bed, and grab my pen and journal. Ever since my counseling session I haven’t been able to stop thinking about my works-based approach to God. I wish I could just click a button [...]
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you [...]
A fun game of “Around the World” basketball was recently an avenue where God chose to speak to my heart. I love when God speaks in the everyday moments, and I am learning how to look beyond the everyday moments and the everyday people I pass by to peer into the windows of their soul. [...]
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This is an excerpt from my newly-released book, Anxiety and Depression Are (Not) Always Sins. It is available here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KKYPGPP/ “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing” – Proverbs 12:18 I think a lot of Christians don’t know what to do with anxiety and depression. Are they [...]
Only time will tell, my dear, Why sorrow has befallen you. But pray to God above, For he lovingly awaits you. Trust in his wondrous plan, For though you cannot see, He holds your hand because He loves his children perfectly.