Dear Darker Me — A Letter Poem

I attended a conference once called Shattering Stigma: Mental Illness and the Church. In a session about anxiety, the presenter said one phrase that has stuck with me: “Don’t believe everything you think.” Just because a thought enters your mind doesn’t mean it is true. For me, that is especially the case when Darker MeContinue reading “Dear Darker Me — A Letter Poem”

Deep Water

Tears and sorrow overwhelmed me day after day after week after year No relief in sight as hopelessness appeared to win and then He drew me out of deep waters Each day presents a new challenge or the same challenge never ending And I feel like I’m drowning in evasion and falsehood but He drawsContinue reading “Deep Water”

Preaching to Yourself

PREACHING TO YOURSELF ABOUT HOPE by Terry Powell Have you ever “preached to yourself?” I’m referring to the act of fighting negative and unbiblical thought patterns with the Word of God. It’s also called “biblical self-talk,” reminding yourself of truth that counteracts Satan’s lies. In Future Grace, John Piper illustrates how the Psalmist battled despondencyContinue reading “Preaching to Yourself”

Good Shepherd, Be Patient

“I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,”  John 10:14 Who can understand this tremendous scriptural truth? To be shepherded by him is the ultimate evidence that we are truly loved. To say that he cares for me is a mystery and an astonishment.   Good Shepherd, be patient And IContinue reading “Good Shepherd, Be Patient”