The Gift of Pain

The Gift of Pain

Pain swallows hope whole, quashing anticipation, motivation, and strength as heartbeats tumble through our fingers   in a tempest of raging shame. Without hope, we wither, unmoored and disconnected from the Body, depleted. Yet in the beginning   was the Word, and the...
She Descended into Hell

She Descended into Hell

Early this summer, I forgot to take my antidepressants for three days in a row. Normally, a two-day memory lapse would throw me into the pit of deep darkness. This time was different. I thought maybe I had reached a point where God had answered my prayers—20 years of...