Optimal health involves the mind & body. That which our mind consumes our body digests. The amount of time we spend weighing out our calories, counting our carbohydrates and tracking our mileage and yet we put little to no time or thought into our own mental health. Without a balance there is not optimal health. … More Do Not Neglect the Mind
In our humanness and fallen nature we can get lost and try to find ourselves in the bottom of a wine bottle, washing it down with our last-chance pharmaceutical recovery kit. And in this brokenness, we not only hurt ourselves but can hurt those we hold dear. This was me Spring 2016, drunk and praying … More Chief of Sinners though I Be ..Christ Has FORGIVEN Me
Pre-mothering is nostalgic. It is Norman Rockwell postcards. It is idealistic thoughts of family dinners, holidays, vacations and such, where you as mother cook a five course meal for your prefect children who appreciate it and grapple over seconds. It is perfect husband then gathering and washing all the dishes, pots and pans, it is … More A Lesson In Imperfect Mothering
We are taught in this culture to strive, to push hard against people and obstacles that stand in the way of our desired outcome. The end game is our only game anymore. This wrung-ladder goal oriented life promises success manifested in material goods we accumulate. We then spend our time maintaining our accumulated material goods, … More Death to EGO
Being a Christian does not exempt us from pain or suffering, nor does Baptism necessarily heal us from all of our ailments. Rather, it is often through our own weaknesses that we learn to hold fast to Christ. It is through our own vulnerabilities that we learn acceptance and how to genuinely love. I silently … More The Thorn in Our Side
Christ died for ME last Easter. Every Easter Christ’s resurrection has meaning but March of 2016, I had the notion through my mental illness fogged thinking that THIS Easter I was going to die and rise along with Christ. In this deep depression and hopeless I somehow thought this symbolism would bring less pain to … More Truth & Grace
I was born with an anxiety disorder, my brain genetically wired a little differently, a little too tightly wound. As a child I managed this anxiety to the best of my ability internally, but at 16 my world started to slowly crumble. I was a junior in high school and I found myself lost in … More Where are all the Mentally Ill in the Church ?