My friend Val introduced me to Invisibilia, and I am so glad she did. This has been my favorite episode by far…because it deals, in a unique way, with the topic of mental illness. Have some Kleenex handy. http://www.npr.org/programs/invisibilia/483855073/the-problem-with-the-solution?showDate=2016-07-01
You never know when you might struggle the same way your friend is struggling. Years ago someone close to me went through a horrible depression. I remember thinking to myself at the time that I would never allow myself to struggle like that or let depression get that bad. Fast forward years later and I… Continue reading Friday thoughts on depression and compassion
Christianity is in no way a stoic faith. It fundamentally rejects the “stiff upper lip” school of thought. Unfortunately, some Christians are guilty of throwing out an equivalent sentiment when they play the “God is sovereign” card as a way to trump every evil that comes your way. “Sure, trouble will come, but don’t cry,”… Continue reading Glorious Ruin Excerpt
As I was driving through the Texas hill country yesterday in an attempt clear some chaos from my mind, a memory surfaced. I think I was either in high school or college. My dad shared some things about his baby brother, who died of a heroin overdose at 25, when I was just a toddler.… Continue reading The Deep Thinker & Free Spirit
If you become a necessity to a soul, you are out of God’s order. As a worker, your great responsibility is to be a friend of the Bridegroom. When once you see a soul in sight of the claims of Jesus Christ, you know that your influence has been in the right direction, and instead… Continue reading Quote Friday
The graphic caught my attention, but the words…oh how those words minister to me. Click here to read: Everything is not awesome.
I just have to share this awesome post by my Twitter friend Jeff. A Dispatch of Disillusioned Dreamers.