Hope

Hope

Mental unwellness It's a tide that makes life bleak It's a struggle  The constant juggle  Emotions like waves of the sea  Anxiety, guilt, and grief Low moods and high water Life can feel like a teeter-totter Where's the balance?  Where's the peace?  Sometimes tears are a release But then it begins again  Driving me round [...]

Loss and Recovery

Loss and Recovery

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.C. S. Lewis I'm a huge C.S. Lewis fan. He had such a gift for putting brilliantly truthfilled insights into words. C.S. Lewis was a man who understood great grief. Ater the loss of his [...]

The Depressed Christian

The Depressed Christian

The Depressed Christian sounds like such an oxymoron to my ears. Scripture teaches us to be joyful in hope and rejoice in our suffering. For those struggling with depression both of these can seem amazingly difficult at times.  However, it's really liberating to share this thought.  Depression forces me to become someone I'm not and [...]

F(l)ight Songs #6

F(l)ight Songs #6

Last Winter I really started struggling with music, particularly finding what spoke to me where I was. I felt terrible that songs that once lifted me up only made me feel worse.  I'm still sifting through music looking for those songs that hit the right note. Perhaps you can relate. It's easy to listen to [...]

Guard Your Heart

Guard Your Heart

Don't keep looking at the darkest skies They'll only swallow you up in lies  Don't forget there's a silver lining  Behind those greys is something worth finding. Don't keep buying what you cannot feel You may not see it That doesn't make it real Don’t forget that the sun still shines  We're not alone  But [...]

Walking and Talking

Walking and Talking

Not to be confused with "Walkie-talkieing." Although... The above photo reveals the shoe of champions. No, really, they're called "Champions." I had such an amazing weekend. However, I didn't realize that it had gone so swimmingly until late Sunday afternoon. I've got some stories for you this week! Saturday morning I woke feeling emotionally flat. [...]

Lovingkindness

Lovingkindness

It's no big deal? She wishes this were true Tell this to her battle When she's lost and she's confused Tell this to her mountains  When the rocks keep coming loose Tell this to her heart When it's battered and abused. It's no big deal? She wishes it were so Tell this to her giants [...]