What You’re NOT Responsible For

You are not responsible for the way people treat you. You are not responsible for what other people say about you, or any lies they might tell about you. You are NOT responsible for your abuse. You are not responsible for the things that were done to you in dark and quiet places, or forContinue reading “What You’re NOT Responsible For”

When You’re a Christian Who Struggles With Depression

In 2008 I had just finished up my first senior semester with a 3.6 GPA. I had worked my butt off to get those grades. 6 classes. 4 senior level. 2 Theology classes. 4 English classes. It literally took everything in me to finish strong . And by the end of the semester, with ChristmasContinue reading “When You’re a Christian Who Struggles With Depression”

All That Matters Most

After awhile you start to see that beauty isn’t always obvious and that fast-paced is no real way to make do. . And after awhile you begin to notice the ripple of a rain drop over the sound of admiration. . And you start to see, Oh, you start to see, how glass-frail breath isContinue reading “All That Matters Most”

This Is What Healing Looks Like and What It Means.

  Have you ever heard someone tell their story without a hint of shame? In my senior year at Northwest University, we had a guest speaker; a man who had lived a wild life of parties and dark sexual pleasures. There he stood, with so much humility and joy and theatrical storytelling it was almostContinue reading “This Is What Healing Looks Like and What It Means.”

Practical Tips For Addressing Everyday Anxiety in Children

My son Bear used to throw terrible fits in public. One time, he screamed to high heaven while pulling every article of clothing in sight as I attempted to leave a department store. I was mortified! And then in the parking lot…he bit me. Lord Jesus, save us all…for reals, I almost transformed into theContinue reading “Practical Tips For Addressing Everyday Anxiety in Children”

Living With ALL The Intention

Listen. You don’t have to be famous to be successful. You don’t. Living a Well-Lived life might not be easy but it is SIMPLE. Really…you only need TWO things: Willingness & Intention. Willingness – Cheerfully consenting or ready. Intention – an act of determining mentally upon some action or result. Take some time to brew yourself a cupContinue reading “Living With ALL The Intention”