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

Don’t Tell Me to Just Be Happy: 5 Verses for When Joy Seems Impossible

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

Why You Need to Stop Feeling Guilty About How You Feel

“I shouldn’t be feeling this way! What’s wrong with me?! I’m a Christian! I have victory! I’m supposed to have joy and peace! Why do I feel these things?! I’m such a terrible Christian!”  Through your internal monologue, you berate and scold yourself as you struggle with negative thoughts. Rather than being guilted into action, however, you … More Why You Need to Stop Feeling Guilty About How You Feel

Joy Jensen on Serving the Lord with Your Husband {and Overseas}

Joy Jensen is a wonderful example of a preacher’s wife and just an all-round beautiful person. I spent time with Joy and her husband, George, when we were in the States in August and I was immediately impressed by what genuinely Christian people they were. The enriching and uplifting conversation was endless. Such people with … More Joy Jensen on Serving the Lord with Your Husband {and Overseas}