Dressing For Action

I need new work boots and jeans. The road trip I have been planning has been cancelled, for entirely non-COVID-related reasons, and God has put a fresh idea in my mind. I am handling the change of plans in a manner that proves my depression is under control, and I am seeking to make good... Continue Reading →

my weakness, HIS Strength

When I look back at my life, the thread that I see woven through the years is God’s faithfulness to me. But this week, I was reflecting on my battle with depression, and 2 Corinthians 12:9 came to mind: “[His] power is made perfect in weakness.” It was a new way to view my past.... Continue Reading →

Sabbath Work List

Lately, I have been fighting restlessness with activity. I hate having a weekend come and go, only to feel as though I didn’t use the time wisely. From errands to household chores, blogging to letter writing, there always seem to be more things I want to do than I can fit in. But I love... Continue Reading →

The Real Prescription

I have had to power through some melancholy this week, which is nothing new. I have learned that my depression is fed by a self-focused state of mind. I was focused on me, again. In the midst of feeling down, I suddenly caught myself singing a Twila Paris song, “I will delight my heart in... Continue Reading →

Aspiring to Live Less Quietly

I have been feeling restless. It is a sense that I am not using my time wisely or doing what I ought to be. One day this week, I was listening to Dave Ramsey’s radio show, on my way home from work. A twenty-year-old called in asking about next steps for financial planning and finishing... Continue Reading →

What Tomorrow Holds

Last week, I postulated that these times are not actually more uncertain than any others, we are simply more aware of the uncertainty than usual. I have heard recently that some businesses are making plans to keep offices closed into next year, while retailers are planning to not have Black Friday in November. I am... Continue Reading →

Dropping Anchor

Just when it felt like life might return to normal, my state’s governor took measures to close down churches and businesses, again. This week, I felt the anxiety and discouragement wash over me. I don’t think that I have ever been so concerned for my community or the future of my country. Uncertainty seems to... Continue Reading →

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