God loves you more than anyone else ever could, and He is enough. This is a promise we can rely on, but to understand it requires unity with Him.
Before seeking comfort from God, I knew I needed to repent. Repentance requires no words of self-recrimination, only an open heart looking forward.
As an overwhelmed working mother, I thought only of my to-do list, and how I fulfilled my duties determined my self worth. If I didn’t do the laundry, I was a bad mother. If I didn’t get results from the experiment, I was a useless scientist. If I gained weight, I was a horrible woman.... Continue Reading →
Depression is, at its core, a condition of separation. Its cure is connection. A depressed person is at war with herself and thus retreats from everyone else. This is a part of the physical nature of the disease. A depressed brain has become incapable of sending proper signals often due to biological or environmental stressors.... Continue Reading →
This post is a part of “my story” which begins with “Finding Purpose” When I say that I was frozen with fear in that small graveyard (full story in “A Light in Darkness”), it’s not inaccurate, but it’s not a full description either. It was fear, but not of anything physical. It was shock, but... Continue Reading →
This post is part of “my story” which begins with the post “Finding Purpose” Hope is not the same as wishful thinking. Hope requires knowing where you want to go, some knowledge of how to get there, and confidence in your own ability. With these three together, hope can give you the persistence to keep... Continue Reading →
This post is part of “My Story” which begins with “Finding Purpose” We are never grateful for our trials until we start to learn from them—until we start using them to build strength in spite of fear and pain. The memories of previous trials and triumphs give us the courage to face current ones. When... Continue Reading →