Jesus Loves Us

I cannot tell you what tomorrow will look like. Whether you’ll find relief from the symptoms of a mental illness, or you’ll continue on in difficulty for the remainder of your days. I cannot tell you that it will get easier, or more difficult, or stay the same. I have so little to offer in …

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At the Start of a New Year

I’m great at making lofty lengthy commitments. Something about aiming for the moon and landing among the stars. I am, however, fickle. I tend to follow a pattern of blindly leaping into something, then ruminating on it, then getting confused or discouraged or scared, then giving up. So, if you’re like me and you’re embarking …

Thoughts on Seasons, Shame, and our Savior.

I wrote an article last month but never published it. I had so many ideas floating around in my head from our church’s recent sermons and a book I’d been reading but I didn’t have a clear idea of how to tie my thoughts together into words. So I wrote it up and I sat …

Gabby Barton: The Start of My Mental Health Journey

Disclaimer: This is an incredibly honest and raw account of Gabby’s experience living with a mental health challenge. Some content, including descriptions of suicidal ideation, may not be suitable for everyone. If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline …

The Power of Your Mental Health Story

When you take the lead in bravely recounting your own experience with something as hush-hush as a mental health challenge, bravery becomes less and less a prerequisite for burden-sharing of any kind.

Blessed by Burdens

Christ is made glorious not when we do great works for Him, but when we can openly declare the work He is doing through us in spite of any mental health challenges that encumber us in this life.

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Our Daily Pills

A few years back, Lifeway Research released a study that indicated over 50% of evangelical Christians believed that mental illness could be overcome by bible study and prayer alone. I think about this statistic often. In part, because there was a time where I would have counted myself among those espousing this belief, and though …