My dad has Covid – 5 things God is showing me # 5 – Don’t wait to say what needs to be said

I finished my last post with this challenge: “Life is short, live with that truth in mind”.  If you have been reading my posts you know that I went through a time in my life where I didn’t want anything to do with God or the church.  I have been thinking about my dad aContinue reading “My dad has Covid – 5 things God is showing me # 5 – Don’t wait to say what needs to be said”

# 3 – Humility leads us to connect with other’s grief.

I think one of the most important prayers we can pray, especially with all that’s going on is this, God want are you trying to show us and leads us to in this time? I recently heard the story of a young couple who moved into a new house. The young wife came downstairs theContinue reading “# 3 – Humility leads us to connect with other’s grief.”

A Christian’s response to racism in the church – # 2 – I growingly realize how my racial experiences or lack of experiences shape my convictions and perceptions

I have to be honest with that reality in order to really listen to others who have had very different experiences. I don’t want to minimize racial issues in the church just because I’ve only seen a few examples. I love and appreciate my friends but to all who are quoting the numbers of African-American’sContinue reading “A Christian’s response to racism in the church – # 2 – I growingly realize how my racial experiences or lack of experiences shape my convictions and perceptions”

My dad has Covid – 5 things God is showing me – # 4 – Life is short – Life is a gift

My dad continues to slowly recover from the coronavirus. He has now been allowed to return to the nursing home he’s been living in for the last few years. Amazing! Some who have recovered from Covid, who are about the same age as my dad, have taken 6-8 weeks to recover. Thanks for all who’veContinue reading “My dad has Covid – 5 things God is showing me – # 4 – Life is short – Life is a gift”

My dad has CoVid 19 – 5 things God is showing me

I grew up in England and moved to the United States over 20 years ago. All of my extended family still live in England. I am so grateful for technology that allows us to stay in touch even with the 6 hour time difference.  On Tuesday, May 11, I woke up and checked my phoneContinue reading “My dad has CoVid 19 – 5 things God is showing me”

Is God silent right now?

This is such a unique time, is it not? Can any one of us remember a time like this? Many of us have been impacted in big and small ways. Some of us have had to face huge lines at the store wondering where we can buy toilet paper, others have lost their jobs andContinue reading “Is God silent right now?”

Depression and Faith:

One of the hardest pieces of journeying through depression as a Christian is the stigma that comes with depression. I felt my faith was weak as I believed Christians don’t get depressed. I felt shame and guilt and that led to me withdrawing and isolating myself. I had concluded that my depression was clear thatContinue reading “Depression and Faith:”

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.”

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”