Depression or Wilderness Experience?

I have been depressed for several months now. Like a heavy blanket of sadness, I couldn’t flip off. No one could change the way I felt, including me. The weight became more oppressive, and I seemed to be sinking into a pit I wouldn’t be able to get out of on my own. I...

New Lessons

I am lazy; I admit it. I often do not go after the things I want because it takes effort I don’t want to give. That has held true in my Bible reading as well.  I either breeze through it, or I have excuses for not even opening my Bible. I have dedicated most of my...

Depression and the Future

I feel sickened, and I feel depressed about today and the future. I don’t feel hopeless, but I am tempted to feel I am without hope. I know there are a lot of broken people in this country and it appears we are creating brokenness and not healing. I certainly don’t...

Sorrow

Sorrow is a part of almost everyone’s life. It has touched mine and shook my soul to its depths. Pain can turn into depression, and depression left unchecked can turn into thoughts of suicide and possibly committing suicide. Obviously, I have not actually committed...

The Struggle is Real

There is a story, and it’s bigger than our experience. If you have ever had your breath catch as you looked at a sunset or closed your eyes to listen to the birds sing, you know what I mean. John Eldredge in his book, “The Divine Romance,” talks about how at random...

Self-worth Struggle

I have struggled with self-worth all my life. Many things have played into my low opinion, and it has always been a struggle. Self-esteem plays into how we live our life and how we determine our future. We muddle through no matter what and we may even do great things...