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Living My Faith

When it’s hard to be thankful

Thanksgiving is a time we’re all supposed to be thankful. Some years, though, it’s kind of hard to feel that way. For some, this…

Social Issues

Social media, smartphones, and our spiritual health

2007 changed everything. In 2007 Facebook left college campuses and broke out into the rest of the world. In 2007 Twitter became its own…

Depression & Anxiety

God’s antidepressant

At the time when George Washington was president, over 90 percent of Americans were engaged in agriculture or agriculture-related work. In today’s work life,…

Depression & Anxiety

How to switch from reacting to preventing suicide

I met her at the airport. Within a few minutes, the woman told me, “I’ve been at two funerals in the past two months—and…

Depression & Anxiety

When suffering is unbearable

On June 2, 2019, Noa Pothoven died. Her death made the news around the world, all because of the circumstances surrounding it. Noa was…

Depression & Anxiety

The most important truth about your anxiety (Part 3)

Over the course of 12 years in ministry, I’ve delivered hundreds of messages, but few stick out like the one on depression. It was one…

Depression & Anxiety

One big answer for anxiety (Part 2)

A number of recent studies suggest that Americans are more anxious than ever. Worst-case scenarios churn relentlessly in our thoughts: “There’s going to be…

Depression & Anxiety

Answers for anxiety (Part 1)

Do you often feel anxious? Overwhelmed by worst-case scenarios, no matter how unlikely they might be? Physically sick because you are emotionally stuck on…

Depression & Anxiety

When you’re hanging by a thread, remember who holds the spool

Dr. James Dobson is known for saying, “There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are suffering and those who will…

Depression & Anxiety

Why did you let me get my hopes up?

We don’t know her name; the Bible only calls her the Shunammite. This wealthy woman loved God and provided for his prophet Elisha. Deep…

Depression & Anxiety

The raw power of no

God is very accommodating, and I appreciate him for that. I can’t think of too many prayers he hasn’t answered to my liking or…

Depression & Anxiety

Do what you can

Oprah. Michael Phelps. Harrison Ford. Lady Gaga. Jim Carrey. Terry Bradshaw. Ellen DeGeneres. Serena Williams. Robin Williams. Each of these celebrities (and more!) has…