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 […]
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 […]
At the end of 2020, I decided I wanted to spend more time engaging in activities that encourage me and give me hope. One of those activities is writing.* So, I spent the better part of 2021 in a writer’s mentorship program, growing my connections with other writers and flexing my writing muscles (a lot). […]
We’re spending a few weeks with my in-laws. It’s been awhile since we enjoyed a summer in Maine. Having lived in Southern California for the past four years, the differences are rather striking. Of course, It’s certainly a lot greener here, and rainier too. In fact, the weather is much more of a “thing” in […]