Five Tips for Fighting the Holiday Blues

The Holidays Can Hit Like a Freight Train The verse of the day on my phone app popped up and bopped me upside the head the other day. Psalm 42:11. In fact, it surprised me so much that I had to read it in four different versions and I concluded… Read more“Five Tips for Fighting the Holiday Blues”

The World Needs YOU!

The world needs you! Yes, you. Don’t give up. Don’t check out. The world needs you. Despair starts with a lie that seems like a feather but feels like lead. Maybe the deceiver whispers in your ear that the things that others have done to you make you worthless, without… Read more“The World Needs YOU!”

You are Worth the Effort

Dear Friend; You are worth the effort. It’s not easy, struggling through each day and learning to squash the automatic thoughts that the evil one has planted in your subconscious. But you are worth the effort. Answering endless questions posed by psychiatrists and counselors feels like an invasion of privacy… Read more“You are Worth the Effort”

Bloom, and Bloom Again (Without Fear)

Know that every flower has a season and purpose—and they don’t all smell the same. You, too have a season and a purpose, and just like a seed dropped into the soil, it may take some time before you bloom. And that’s ok. Blooms don’t start in the sunlight. They… Read more“Bloom, and Bloom Again (Without Fear)”

Feeling Dismal? You Are Not Alone

Dear Friend, I know the day seems dismal and dreary despite the summer sun shining brightly outside your window. I know that each breath requires a herculean effort and retreat into a dark hole seems like the only option. I know how difficult you find it to text, to call,… Read more“Feeling Dismal? You Are Not Alone”

Through God’s Eyes

Sometimes, we prance like pigs through the slop in our lives and proudly proclaim, “I’m the worst—there’s no WAY God could love a sinner like me, after all, look what I’ve done!” Wallowing in our sins, examining each failure over and over again until we’ve worn the memories thin, gives… Read more“Through God’s Eyes”