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

Good Girls Struggle in Secret [How Shame and Silence Are Keeping Us in Sin]

“You’re so good. You wouldn’t understand.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had people say this kind of thing to me. And I guess I can understand why. I have always been the kind of girl that had every outward appearance of piety. Being a preacher’s kid, a minister’s girlfriend, a missionary’s wife, … More Good Girls Struggle in Secret [How Shame and Silence Are Keeping Us in Sin]

What I Learnt About Life from a Man with No Arms and a 20 Cent Coin | Mission Moments

It was a hot and humid day. So hot and humid that even in this store the warm, thick air fought with the air-conditioner in a life or death struggle over which would hold the consumers in its embrace. The air-conditioner was putting up a good fight, but it was just barely prevailing. It was … More What I Learnt About Life from a Man with No Arms and a 20 Cent Coin | Mission Moments

Why Don’t I Want to Study My Bible? [4 Strategies for Building a Stronger Bible Study Habit]

We want to study our Bibles. We know we should study our Bibles. The preacher tells us pretty much every Sunday that we should study our Bibles. There’s nothing really stopping us from studying our Bibles… …and yet, for all that, we don’t study our Bibles. Why? It’s not that we don’t have the time. If you are reading this … More Why Don’t I Want to Study My Bible? [4 Strategies for Building a Stronger Bible Study Habit]