Depression, taking one step at a time out of the darkness.

I have been sharing my own journey with depression in hopes someone is helped and encouraged. It was in my understanding of the relationship between depression and anger that I started to learn how to identify what was happening in my mind. The third massive step came from my understanding of the relationship between depressionContinue reading “Depression, taking one step at a time out of the darkness.”

Depression, the ugly reality.

My journey with depression has been an on and off again battle. Some days I was fully functioning and felt “normal”. Other days it seemed as though I was carrying a large weight around. When it became clear that something more than a simple “down day” was happening I started to read and read andContinue reading “Depression, the ugly reality.”

The downward spiral of depression

One of the most surprising lessons I learned about depression as a Christian is that there are examples of depression in the Bible. I was pretty shocked to study this as I always thought depression was a sign of weakness or worse yet, defeat.  In his book about depression, author Phil Tuttle calls depression “TheContinue reading “The downward spiral of depression”

Darkness

There are many unspoken lessons we learn by going to church or by being in relationship with Christians. We learn at an early age what words we should and should not use. We learn what we should and should not do.  Some of those lessons are life-changing. We learn that Jesus died to save usContinue reading “Darkness”

New Year’s Resolutions and Spiritual Dependency

With the new year just a few hours away many of us are thinking about the good old ‘New Year’s Resolutions. Often we think about similar personal changes. In doing just a little research here’s what I found out about resolutions – Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions: ‘Exercise to get in shape’ (19.7%),  ‘Diet toContinue reading “New Year’s Resolutions and Spiritual Dependency”

Cardboard Connections

When we first listed our home in Colorado I saw a post on a local Facebook page offering moving boxes. I jumped at the offer and picked up all the boxes we could need, including some specialty boxes for our TVs. As we unpacked here in Morton I thought I should pay that gift forwardContinue reading “Cardboard Connections”

More peace than the mountains can offer

I continue to think a lot about peace – Love this verse: Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.Continue reading “More peace than the mountains can offer”

Christians, Social Media and Kayne West

Thanks for all those who’ve responded to my blog on WordPress, FB and Insta. There is definitely an interesting stirring right now. When I posted a few days back I only listened to the album “Jesus is King” a few times and chatted with a few people about it. I only read a few posts.Continue reading “Christians, Social Media and Kayne West”