Depression, Encouragement, Healing, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Let’s Combat SAD–Part 4 PSA It’s OK to Love Jesus and See a Therapist

Dear Christian, it’s okay to have a therapist and love Jesus at the same time. This week’s piece on overcoming SAD (seasonal affective disorder) was going to focus on the force exercise has in combating SAD. That was until last night. Warning: Today’s post is going to be a little raw today. Not as edited… Continue reading Let’s Combat SAD–Part 4 PSA It’s OK to Love Jesus and See a Therapist

Depression, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), When it hurts

Let’s Combat SAD–Part 3 Little Green Friends

Combating SAD is NOT for the faint-of-heart. But it’s easier to get on top of it and stay on top of it if you start early. And it’s easier to defeat if if you are diligent about using the tools we’re talking about. So far in this series we’ve talked about Not isolating ourselvesThe importance… Continue reading Let’s Combat SAD–Part 3 Little Green Friends

Depression, Encouragement, ImportanceofBibleStudy, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), When it hurts

Let’s Combat SAD–Part 2 Light Therapy and Vitamin D

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It’s not something we really talk about or acknowledge. But we should need to. Why? Because SAD affects many more people than we realizeBecause SAD is more than just “the winter blues”Because SAD can significantly magnify anxiety, agitation, clinical depression, and bipolar disorder Because SAD’s symptoms become more severe as the… Continue reading Let’s Combat SAD–Part 2 Light Therapy and Vitamin D

Depression, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, When it hurts

Let’s Combat S.A.D.–part 1

Do you wear a mask? Pretend everything is okay when it’s not? Do you smile and laugh with those around you but inside you’re hurting? Lonely. Afraid. Dying. Do you spend a lot of energy building up and encouraging those around you while not addressing your own doubts and fears? Not facing your own brokenness?… Continue reading Let’s Combat S.A.D.–part 1

Depression, My Story, When it hurts

Unmasked

I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve put anything out. For that I apologize. I hope this post will give insight as to why. I pray this and the second part of this post will will encourage you and lift you up as well. PSA-This post is a little raw and vulnerable. Not… Continue reading Unmasked

Depression, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Switchbacks: Let the Journey Begin

“I feel like I’ve been here before…” No, I wasn’t having an episode of deja-vu, I was hiking switchbacks. It was spring break 2019, and my family and I (sans Camron who was at Iowa State) were in Arizona doing one of our very favorite activities…exploring new territories. After months of frigid temperatures, feet upon… Continue reading Switchbacks: Let the Journey Begin