A glimpse into the pain of depression, from Psalm 142

Have you ever wondered if you have depression? Perhaps you’re positive of it, and have been struggling for a long time.  Depression is a very common mental illness in today’s world, with great treatments available. For folks who have never experienced depression, it can be difficult to imagine the pain – physical, emotional, and mental … Continue reading A glimpse into the pain of depression, from Psalm 142

Practical strategies to “take every thought captive to Christ”

Our thoughts are incredibly powerful. They direct how we feel. They lead what we say. They influence what we do.  Unfortunately, our thoughts are not always true.  As we learn to recognize, evaluate, and change our thought life, this has a big influence on problems like anxiety, fear, suicidality, anger, or depression. And it helps … Continue reading Practical strategies to “take every thought captive to Christ”

The aftermath of tragedy

When tragedy strikes, the ripple effect lasts far beyond what we can see. Multitudes are impacted, from family to co-workers to pastors to neighbors. Pain lingers far beyond the initial crisis moment. The ripples move outward. Every day, somewhere nearby, tragedy is occurring for someone in a very personal and painful way. This may be … Continue reading The aftermath of tragedy