Thirsty For the Real? [Psalm 42]

This particular Psalm is used by pastors and Christian therapists frequently in their counseling. It powerfully resonates to those afflicted with mental illness and the myriad of issues we all have to deal with. It is God's word to this generation. It meets us precisely where we are at today. For me personally, it is … Continue reading Thirsty For the Real? [Psalm 42]

The Sterile Curse of Social Isolation

"While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them." Luke 24:15 Quite a few studies now out, revealing the reality of social isolation.  It seems more and more people are veering away from social contact. A Duke University study found that Americans are choosing to become more solitary than ever. Many are eschewing … Continue reading The Sterile Curse of Social Isolation

The Awful Pain of Job

“Oh, why give light to those in misery,     and life to those who are bitter? 21 They long for death, and it won’t come.     They search for death more eagerly than for hidden treasure. 22 They’re filled with joy when they finally die,     and rejoice when they find the grave. 23 Why is life given to those with … Continue reading The Awful Pain of Job

The Corrosiveness of Social Anxiety

“In any social situation, I felt fear. I would be anxious before I even left the house, and it would escalate as I got closer to a college class, a party, or whatever. I would feel sick in my stomach-it almost felt like I had the flu. My heart would pound, my palms would get … Continue reading The Corrosiveness of Social Anxiety