Stigma Sucks

Mental illness doesn’t necessary mean exotic or strange– but it does mean different. It doesn’t make one bizarre, or odd. Coming to faith in Christ really settles this issue for most. While our mental illness is flaring up, yet we are still being changed by the Holy Spirit. He’s still at work–perhaps hidden, but heContinue reading “Stigma Sucks”

Proximity is Your Choice

“Nevertheless, I am continually with you;    you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel,    and afterward you will receive me to glory.”  “Whom have I in heaven but you?    And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail,    but God is the strength of myContinue reading “Proximity is Your Choice”

Quarantined, for His Purposes

Quarantines are a real possibility, even in this day. A quarantine is imposed when disease is contagious enough that it would harm a society: Measles, Smallpox, and the recent COVID-19 are just a few physical diseases where isolation must be imposed. It can be severe— an epidemic, with desperate consequences if not adhered to; inContinue reading “Quarantined, for His Purposes”

Counseling Others

  “Rash language cuts and maims, but there is healing in the words of the wise.” Proverbs 12:18, Message Lately, I have grown skeptical of my own ability to give out sound counsel.  For the most part I have refrained from doing so, lately, I introduce them to the wisdom and love of Jesus.  ItContinue reading “Counseling Others”