Cut to the Heart: A Deeper Look at Self-Harm

Some hurts are deeper than a cut. Some thoughts are scarier than a razor blade. Sometimes, all you want just a moment’s release from your brain space—from the hurt, from the poison, from the struggle, from the invasive, intrusive thoughts. Many ask those who harm themselves, “Why do you hurt yourself? How does it actually … More Cut to the Heart: A Deeper Look at Self-Harm

The Thorn in My Side: What I Learnt When God Didn’t Take Away My Anxiety

I used to think that mental illnesses were a sign of spiritual weakness—that any depression or anxiety experienced by the Christian meant they just weren’t trying hard enough. I also used to think that any measures taken—whether counseling, therapy, or medicine—were unnecessary. The Bible was enough. The church was enough. God was enough. Anyone who … More The Thorn in My Side: What I Learnt When God Didn’t Take Away My Anxiety

He Will Fall

I held him close in the glider – rocking back and forth, back and forth – as His tiny fingers closed tightly around his little truck with big wheels. His breath, wheezing rhythmically, raspy, ragged, and heavy from the ravages of illness, caused his round belly to rapidly rise and fall against my own even … More He Will Fall