Something Bigger

Something Bigger

When you live with a chronic illness, you soon learn that it requires you to make a plethora of unending decisions. When you reach the “D” section in your phonebook, the list of doctors seems endless. Some of these doctors are even programmed into your speed dial....
To Love Like He Does

To Love Like He Does

“She held his hand like she never wanted to let him go,” my husband told me quietly one evening. It’d been a tough day. A co-worker whom my husband deeply respected was losing his battle with cancer. He and his wife had stopped by the office to pick up his...
What I’ve Seen in the Dark

What I’ve Seen in the Dark

 WHAT I’VE SEEN IN THE DARK: A Story of Depression and FaithAudio of Dr. Terry Powell’s testimony at Columbia International University on September 22, 2014. Used with permission. WHAT I’VE SEEN IN THE DARK: A Story of Depression and Faith by Dr. Powell’s...

Trauma’s Not a Sin

Recently I ran across the following sentences in a status update and, in short, wanted to run over my tablet with the lawnmower: “Sin isn’t very chic to talk about these days. Words like: brokenness, psychological issues, maladjustment, and trauma are way more...

A Reason Not To Take My Own Life

I pleaded with him. To no avail, as it turned out. Ronnie * (not his real name) and I were on the patio behind my house. He was a 31-year-old divorcee with two young girls who adored him. Chronically depressed, he had tried a couple times to take his own life. “Next...

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