Tag: Anxiety

Hope through Mental Illness

The other day a dear friend showed me the latest book he was reading – My name is Hope: Anxiety, Depression and Life After Melancholy.  When I read…

Overcoming Generational Curses

Recently I wrote about a severe season of depression that sent me into a very dark place as a pre-teen.  I am blessed by all of the responses…

I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, God LOVES Me!

I have watched Saturday Night Live ever since high school.  During that time was when Al Franken had a character called Stuart Smalley.  Stuart was a “recovered” person…

Living with Hurts

Have you ever taken a long, hard look at yourself or your past?  Have you ever uncovered stones in your life or the lives around you?  In the process,…

Being Doers, not just Hearers

Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves.  For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a…

Onion Peeling – There’s a Reason Why You Cry

I enjoy cooking. I hadn’t taken the time to cook in a very long time and have been enjoying creating with food again… Except with onions. The other…

Fears, Anxieties, Depression and Suicide

If we’re not willing to be led through our fears and anxieties, we will never see or grow. We must always move from one level to a level…

Biblical HOPE

At a particularly low point in my life, over a decade ago, I bought myself this ring. At the time, I considered the term “hope” synonymous with “wish”…