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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…

Life’s Challenges

Where do I go with my loneliness?

Just because there are people all around you doesn’t mean that you aren’t lonely. In fact, one of the delusions that you might suffer…

Life’s Challenges

Backline and nonessential workers: You were made for such a time as this

A few weeks back, I read an article about the ICU staff working with COVID patients in England. The article stated that these frontline…

Depression & Anxiety

Keep an eye on your neighbor

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, one state’s governor faced severe backlash when she suggested that people should keep an eye on their neighbors—and…

Life’s Challenges

Canceling Thanksgiving

I spoke recently with someone who works for a major airline. She said that flight cancelations around Thanksgiving have been staggering. I talked to…

Friends & Family

Lord, place us in families

Lord, even when we are surrounded by people, we can feel so alone. We feel isolated and cut off from others because no one…