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
Some days it seems there is no reason to be happy at all: your heart is about to break from some tragedy, only bad news angrily spatters across your TV screen, your Facebook timeline is full of negativity, your loved ones have let you down or hurt you, you just cannot seem to get any … More Don’t Tell Me to Just Be Happy: 5 Verses for When Joy Seems Impossible
During the time of Hosea the prophet, the Lord had something to say to a group of people who really thought that they knew Him: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of … More Are You Sure That You Know God?
In a world of extremes, where does the Christian stand on the issue of Conservation? … More The Christian and Conservation: Should You Really Care?
We are probably all aware of the command to worship the Lord “in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24) – but sometimes that is more easily said than done. While worshipping in truth (in the right way) may be a given, worshipping in spirit (with the right attitude) is not always as simple. Despite our … More 6 Ways to Worship in Spirit This Sunday
He needs you to care about the ministry as much as he does. … More How Can I Encourage My Husband in His Ministry?
While there are differences of opinion, truth still exists. Absolute. Objective. Unpopular. … More In Defense of Truth in a Post-Truth World
Where has all our fear of strangers gotten us? … More Why I Am Teaching My Son to Talk to Strangers
I’m a very emotional woman. I used to think that this was a thing of shame. On many occasions, people have told me that I’m too excitable, too happy, too sad, I shouldn’t cry so much, I should just be happy, I need to calm down, or I just need to quit being so sensitive. I … More The Power of the Highly Sensitive Woman
Church, we need to stop pretending that we’ve never needed God’s forgiveness. … More From Shame to Redemption: Let Authenticity Change Your Story