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Life’s Challenges

Today, not someday

I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin called Johnson Creek. My nearest friend was miles away in another “metropolis,” Helenville. The busy…

Friends & Family

Cabin fever

Winter in the north is hard on machinery and people. Winter stops being crisp really fast. Ice-cold things grind slowly if they grind at…

Depression & Anxiety

Mr. Lonely

Ready or not, here it comes. Jingle bells rockin’ round your Christmas tree with your little drummer boy and your Santa baby while you…

Depression & Anxiety

Messy comfort

My ten-year-old is a big stuffed animal guy. He sleeps with one fox, one dog, four bears, two monkeys, one woolly mammoth, and at…

Life’s Challenges

Triggers and truth are tricky

Your Facebook post isn’t liked as much as you want, so it triggers feelings of low self-worth and failure. Adjustments to routines trigger anxiety….

Depression & Anxiety

Help carry the load

On January 30, Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA 2019, died by suicide. With a law degree and an MBA, she was a civil attorney, a…

Life’s Challenges

Where’s your focus?

I’m not sure what you got for Christmas. I got COVID. Thankfully, my physical symptoms were mild. Unfortunately, my emotional and spiritual reactions were…

Life’s Challenges

Are you lonely?

People are lonelier now than ever. Even though loneliness is often portrayed as a weakness, what happened in the beginning suggests otherwise. On the…

Life’s Challenges

Arise and shine. God is here!

Christmas joy and Christmas grief are the unavoidable extremes of Christmas. Parents of young children, the healthy, and those who have successfully had more…

Social Issues

Reflecting on kids and crisis during Christmas

I recently attended a seminar held in my city about mental health, suicide, and crisis prevention. The statistics and stories from my part of…

Living My Faith

Listen to me

Chatty strangers are put on this earth to test impatient-bent Christians. Whether they catch us on a good or bad day, there seems to…

Life’s Challenges

When death seems to win

This year I’m really struggling with writing about Easter. For me that’s pretty weird, because I love Easter. I love Jesus. I love that…