If you love Jesus but live in anxiety, depression, or another mental illness—you are not alone. I share my story in hopes of offering you hope, solidarity and resources for your story.
#1 Through the Storm
Having faith in Jesus does not disqualify us from the difficulties of life. In this post, I share my story of being diagnosed with anxiety and depression in hopes to remove the stigma around faith and mental health and bring hope and solidarity to those who are living through this storm.
#42 Courage to HOPE
Jane Marczewski captured the hearts of millions in her epic AGT audition. She emanated the unmistakable truth that hope can be held in the midst of the most tragic circumstances. I’ve written about how her life and death have reminded me to fix my eyes on Jesus, no matter how big the mountain is in front of me. I pray you find courage to hope, too.
#41 Learning to depend
When you reach a point of life where become physically or mentally dependent on others, it can be very hard to embrace. But there is beauty and love in this season. We learn that from Jesus as He invites us to abide in His love.
#40 Reframing Medication: What Could Go Right?
Battling mental illness is hard enough. When we add the stigmas and confusion around it, it can be debilitating. When considering if medication is the right option, we often will get more anxiety and think of all the things that could go wrong. This post will help us consider what could go right.
#39 The hope of Advent and my need for the Savior.
It’s December and the hope of Advent is in the air. The reality of my need for the Savior is also cruelly apparent. Example: Do you attempt to decorate the house with your kids? Every …
#36 REFRAMING OUR FREEDOM
Can I be honest with you? Sometimes, in my day-to-day life I feel stuck. I feel like a captive. I feel like I just want to get in my car, start driving and not look …
#34 WISDOM IS A TREE OF LIFE
It is a particularly strange time to be alive, and our need for wisdom beyond what we face on a regular basis grows each day.
When it rains, it pours,” they say. And that is true for the hard times in our lives. But isn’t that also true of the wisdom, discernment, instruction and love of our Father God? I’m puttin’ my money on yes! Otherwise, how do we balance joy and pain? How do we face the ups and down of this messy, marvelous life?
Read on for hope + solidarity.
#33 WISDOM FOR WHEN YOU NEED A BREAK
I think we can all relate to experiencing a place of complete uncertainty in the midst of this messy, marvelous life. From debilitating anxiety to the discomfort of not being able to plan ahead for the coming months, fear has a voice that is loud and obnoxious. Fear tempts us to doubt God’s goodness and His ultimate control over the things that feel out of control in our world…
Theology is complex and faith in an unseen God is mysterious… But this I know: While I can’t see Him face-to-face, I can see His fingerprints ALL OVER THIS WORLD because of the work of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Read on for hope + solidarity.
#29 For the mom who needs perspective
Each day we live, we are perpetually learning how to hold joy in one hand and pain in the other. And each day, with all of it’s mess and marvel, will pass.
We so often want to CLING to the splendid moments while rushing through the strenuous ones. And that’s fair. But I wonder what we may miss in the process. I wonder what God may be doing through both the joyful and painful moments of our days.
I wonder what it would look like to REFRAME our days, our motherhood, through the lens of God’s love for us. To hold up the good stuff, the hard stuff, and all the in-between stuff to the lens of God’s love and see what He sees.