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
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
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
Where do you go when it hurts? Who do you talk to? What do you do? I’m in a situation that hurts. I’ve gone to my prayer journal and poured out. (I’m definitely going to need a new one after this is all over and done.) I’ve vented and I’ve spewed. (I know, not so… Continue reading Irony of Control (Part 2): When it Hurts–Laying My Isaac Down
As you know from my last post, I am writing a Bible Study for our church so for the next few months I will be a lot more silent than usual. (It can happen😆) But I can guarantee, not idle. I promised experts of the study I'm writing. Here is the first one--doctored slightly for… Continue reading Great Distress. Inconsolable Tears. Desperate Prayers.
During these 10 day I’m sending my son, Tyler, encouraging quotes and messages while he attends the JRob 10-day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. My goal is to inspire him, to give him something to hang on to when things get hellacious, when his asthma acts up, when his muscles are past burning and have… Continue reading Undone To Be Rebuilt For A Purpose
Don’t you love how God works sometimes? A few weeks ago I removed my mask. I let you (and myself) see what lies underneath. Not so pretty. (Read Unmasked here) Since then, God’s been leading me to various social media messages, devotionals, and blog posts about waiting well and being in the wilderness. Not one… Continue reading “A Season With Deep Purpose”
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