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Don’t Loose Sight

"When all you see is your pain, you loose sight of me." - Papa (God) The Shack Inevitable, but NecessaryI learned this really early on in life - Pain is inevitable. At some point during our life we will experience great pain. We can't avoid it; there is no promise of a pain free life.… Continue reading Don’t Loose Sight

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The God of my Weakness

"No one enjoys feeling weak, whether it is emotionally, spiritually or physically. There is something within the human spirit that wants to resist the thought of weakness. Many times this is nothing more than our human pride at work. Just as weakness carries a great potential for strength, pride carries an equally great potential for… Continue reading The God of my Weakness

Mental Health: Dysthymia

Dysthymia: A Ray of Light

That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. - Elizabeth Wurtzel A common metaphor often used to reference depression is the lotus flower. The lotus… Continue reading Dysthymia: A Ray of Light

Mental Health: Dysthymia

Dysthymia: The Little Blue Pill

(New) Daily RoutineIt was a Sunday morning. I woke up a little earlier than usual and just started pacing around the house. I looked at the medicine bottle with the little blue pills inside. "Hmm... let me get ready for church first," I thought. About 30 minutes later - Hair, check. Make-up, check. Purse, check.… Continue reading Dysthymia: The Little Blue Pill

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Dysthymia: The Intersection Between Faith and Science

It's Not Your Fault"It's not your fault," she said as warm tears streamed down my face. The room was white with a huge window facing west. It was almost noon so the sun was beaming through the window. My body was tight. I kept writhing my hands together because I was so nervous. This was… Continue reading Dysthymia: The Intersection Between Faith and Science

Training Season

Training Season: When You Have Access to the Gym, but You Don’t Use It

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle We are entering a new season. I've prayed… Continue reading Training Season: When You Have Access to the Gym, but You Don’t Use It

Open Heart Season

Open Heart Season: Keys to an Open Heart

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ― Maya Angelou It's been a couple of weeks since my last post, life got in the way, but I thought it would only be appropriate to wrap up "Open Heart Season" to make room for the next season. Throughout the… Continue reading Open Heart Season: Keys to an Open Heart

Open Heart Season

Open Heart Season: Broken Pieces

 “He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow].” Psalm 147:3 (AMP) Broken Pieces of the Past I am so glad you’ve decided to join me again this week. Last week we talked about currents that are found underneath the surface and how important it is for us… Continue reading Open Heart Season: Broken Pieces

Open Heart Season

Open Heart Season: Underneath the Surface

 “Answer me quickly, O Lord, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down into the pit (grave). Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For I trust in You. Teach me the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my… Continue reading Open Heart Season: Underneath the Surface