Tourette Syndrome [Awareness]

To understand and name something is often half the battle.  An understanding of Tourette Syndrome can help us to serve people who painfully struggle with this particular challenge. What is Tourette syndrome? Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. The disorder is named for Dr. Georges Gilles […]

I Must Do What He Has Taught Me

“If I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash each other’s feet.” John 13:14, NCV Jesus sets out a lot of things and lays them out on the table.  We gather around to get a closer look.  A significant issue is this deal about  becoming a servant.  It stipulates a certain fact that drives us all […]

A Woman’s Depression [Honesty]

Depression Fits the Hearts of Women Women experience twice the rate of depression as men. Everyone experiences disappointment or sadness in life. When the “down” times last a long time or interfere with your ability to function, you may be suffering from a common medical illness called depression. Major depression affects your mood, mind, body […]

Anxiety Understood: Checklists

Personally, I have wrestled with anxiety over the years. The residual effect on my personality has been profound. The ‘panic attacks’ are coming about once a week, and they can be a formidable enemy. So far, I have not required meds for them, but I usually just crawl into bed, dim the lights and pray. […]

Praying Out the Dark

Prayer for Light in the Darkness of Depression Depression can feel like life has no meaning or purpose. The following prayer asks God’s light to shine and warm, even in the deepest depression: “God of light, bring light and love into my inner darkness. Let me trust You are here, even if everything seems cold […]