Reading Time: 2 minutes No matter what the darkness is in your life (maybe it’s depression like me, but maybe it’s something else) the gospel is an assurance that it won’t last forever.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Upside Down from Stranger Things is fictional. However, it’s a good illustration of our ongoing spiritual battle we Christians face every day. So how can we face our monsters?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Kintsugi is an old Japanese art. An artist will take broken pieces of pottery, gluing them back together using a mixture of resin and gold, to create something stronger and more beautiful than before.
Reading Time: 3 minutes My experience of depression is like living in a world where I am the only one surrounded by a blanket of fog. It’s disorienting, confusing and distorts things. Affirming words can pass through the fog and end up as condemnations. As a follower of Jesus it’s hard watching others so free and passionate in their worship, so joyful in their embraces, and not be swept away by my own shame, guilt, and unworthiness.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Everyone wants to help people when they see them hurting. I mean, who doesn’t want to bring comfort? Isn’t this what Jesus has called us to do? But we need to be careful that in doing so we don’t end up causing pain. Here are 5 things not to say to a depressed Christian.
Reading Time: 4 minutes We have all been in seasons where the darkness has overwhelmed us. Our understanding fails us and our sense of God is lost in inner anguish. We lament over things that have been long gone but it feels like it just happened. Heaviness and despair can be our companion more often than we would care to admit. But in this place of darkness is where God can do His greatest work.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Who hasn’t been disappointed? You miss out on the position or promotion. The invitation you expected never arrives. […]