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”

Keep Walking

Sometimes in life we find ourselves in a deep, dark valley. Often it feels more like a narrow slot canyon where no sunshine can reach. The Narrows slot canyon at Zion National Park is 18 miles long and if you want to walk up it you’re in water—often very deep water, with a strong currentContinue reading “Keep Walking”

A Downcast Soul

  “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” –Psalm 42:11, NIV The things that truly tear me apart, will often start by intensifying my gloom and depression.  I certainly do avow a limited degree of freedom.  ButContinue reading “A Downcast Soul”

Abide in His Light

  I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. John 12:46.   I see a darkness abides across the land born of sin in a broken world where innocence died selfishness allowed to putrefy into chaos Though darkness will come This He has warned usContinue reading “Abide in His Light”