I am not the one to ask about healthy family dynamics or what a family unity should look like. None of my family experiences have been anything other than dysfunctional at best. So last week when my pastor discussed how as Christians we are all siblings in Christ, I internally winced. My initial thought was… Continue reading Family of God…
Be authentic, be you. Being authentic is something that we hear about all the time now. Be your authentic self. People who matter don't mind and people who mind don't matter. We've all heard sayings like these before, and will continue to for a long time coming. It sounds nice, but how many of us… Continue reading Changing the Narrative: Grow Your Authentic Self
Holding on to bitterness and anger leads to sickness.
Mother's Day. The day when Facebook feeds are full of sweet sentiments directed towards mothers. The day when Instagram is flooded with Mother's Day wishes. The day when text messages are sent in mass proportions honoring mothers. The day when some of us feel the need to hide under a rock. Jesus knows some of… Continue reading When Mother’s Day Hurts
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Wait, what? Does this actually work? As a Christian we often hear from misguided people that if we pray hard enough Jesus will heal our depression and mental health challenges. In essence, we're told that if we are still struggling, we either don't believe or aren't praying hard enough. This… Continue reading Pray Away Depression?
There are so many times I can look back on now, and see God's mercy and grace in our life. There are countless events that have taken place that we shouldn't have physically survived, let alone emotionally survived. Most of these events were direct results of terribly misguided choices and the insistence of doing things… Continue reading Experiencing God’s Mercy
As someone who confronts mental health challenges everyday, this is a topic near and dear to my heart. And now it's May, so we all get the opportunity to learn and grow our understanding of how important mental health awareness truly is. If you've been reading or following us for any length of time, you… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month: How YOU Can Help
Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com I love Jesus. I am fully devoted to Him, and yet I still struggle with the blame game. As people in my life hurt us, or we struggle with trauma reactions, we find ourselves questioning everything we believed to be fact, including Jesus' love. Is this fair? Probably not,… Continue reading Trauma Reactions and Jesus
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com In therapy we are working through current thought processes and where they came from. What we are finding is that a lot of our current thought processes were once very necessary and important for survival. Not necessarily physical survival, but emotional survival. They kept us on our toes and… Continue reading When Old Patterns of Behavior No Longer Serve You
My heartbeat picks up as the sun goes to bed. I can faintly hear the darkness calling for us. If I sit still enough I can feel it's cool comforting touch. My heartbeat picks up because I know the battle begins again. The battle we promised to fight. The battle that can't be lost without… Continue reading Sunset