This goodness—the idea that God is incapable of anything that is not inherently good—should be a life vest wrapped around my every word, thought, and deed. Yet, the idea, “this isn’t right” feels like an undercurrent always capable of pulling me into the depths of despair.
Like most people these days, anxiety and depression impacts my family. As a content creator, I try to offer tangible tools of support. So, with help from a licensed therapist and a pastoral counselor, I developed a document containing these daily strategies to help us focus on truth. I’m including all of the text here, […]
It had been a particularly challenging week. I’d flown across the country to support a loved one and found myself dangling over a gulf of anxiety. The morning of my return finally brought me to my knees, crying out to God for what felt like an ever-elusive peace. I knew he was telling me to […]
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” The first verse from the eleventh chapter of Hebrews was delicately stitched and framed on the wall behind the door. It caught my eye and gave me pause as I considered the double meaning. Yes, Faith definitely lived up to […]
With a pandemic-fueled hunger for truth, this summer I decided to double-down on my scripture reading. So I started a Dwell App* plan that completes the Bible in 90 days. I’d read the Bible-in-a-year before, but an hour a day felt like a challenge. I wasn’t wrong. I spent 67.5 hours immersed in the Old […]
Her comment came when I wasn’t expecting it. The criticism was dropping into the conversation as if it belonged there, like a burglar demanding a seat at the family dinner table. The actual comment didn’t immediately throw me off. What I didn’t realize, however, was that I allowed it to crack open a door that […]