Submissive unity with God is not an erasure of ourselves, it is a part of finding and strengthening ourselves.
To be united with God is possible. Seek His will and He will teach it to you, and to see His will is to love it as your own.
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 →