September 10, 2020

"God," I cried in desperation. "I can't do this. Please just take me. I don't want to live like this anymore."

Those were the thoughts that plagued my mind many nights as I cried myself to sleep 5 years ago. I was running on empty and didn't know how to keep going. Most...

August 30, 2020

IF right now, someone told you they could make whatever illness or struggle you are facing go away, would you accept the offer?

Now before you answer what you may think is the obvious response, I want to draw your attention to a story in John, chapter 5.

In this story th...

May 8, 2019

Hello Again!

It’s been awhile since I last blogged. Almost a year to be more accurate. The thing is I’ve wanted to. But I haven’t.

Not really sure what that’s about. Maybe it was because I didn’t feel I could write about recovery and healthy coping when I was back in the...

May 13, 2018

When we choose to enter recovery, I think most of us want it to be a straight upward climb. We know it’s going to be difficult, but at least we’ll be consistently making progress in the right direction.Unfortunately, that’s not realistic!

Recovery is more like a rollerc...

April 10, 2018

What does it mean to be a “good” Christian? Does it mean reading your Bible most mornings? Does it mean praying before you go to bed and not doing “sinful” things?

And if there are “good” Christians, then there must be “bad” Christians right? Perhaps those that never re...

January 28, 2018

"It is well with my soul." Horatio Spafford penned these words in 1873 and they are still being sung in churches today.

Spafford was a successful businessman living in the late 1800s with a beautiful wife, Anna, and five young children. But in 1871, his son passed away...

January 22, 2018

Living with an eating disorder is like having a little man on your shoulder constantly criticizing your every move. In the eating disorder community, we like to call him Ed, short for Eating Disorder. He says things like,

“You just ate a bagel? How could you?

Do you even...

January 19, 2018

125 girls.

Over 125 innocent lives were taken advantage of in a sport that is supposed to empower young women with perseverance, determination and strength.

And maybe it did. But that determination in the gym became determination to put on a smiling face as though nothin...

January 2, 2018

The freezing water enveloped my head as I plunged into complete darkness. My heart stopped for a moment in fear as I frantically climbed to the surface of the pitch black water. I looked over at my best friend and laughed as we both swam quickly back to the dock to get...

November 27, 2017

One of the most important things I’ve found for getting through a difficult season is being surrounded by community. We weren't built to live life in solitude, but so often that’s what depression convinces us is best: to hide away, keep our problems to ourselves and pr...

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