Faithful Father

Daddy and his little boy. I'm frickin' angry. I'm so incredibly tired. I'm at a complete loss for what to think and how to respond to my continued inability to sleep and to the way it's making me feel right now. I want to just keep eating and eating this "comfort food." Why not? It…

Praising in the Valley

I thought I was doing okay. I just celebrated my birthday with my family. I received some thoughtful gifts. My husband took a few days off to spend time with me. But it hit today. What hit, you may ask? Depression did. The force of it overwhelms me at random. It drags me down into…

What I’ve Learned (So Far) About Mental Illness

Struggling with mental health issues has been almost a lifelong journey for me. Anxiety, OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), and depression developed in my early teen years and have shape-shifted in my life for the past two decades. But dealing with mental illness doesn't mean that you can't fight it and determine how to thrive. It doesn't…

Finding and Keeping Faith in the Depths of Mental Illness (Guest Post)

Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 12:7 that he has a “thorn in his flesh.” The thorn is never identified; however, Paul looks to the Lord to give him strength and comfort to endure and overcome anything the thorn throws at him. Likewise, for those of us who suffer from mental illness, our emotional and mental…

The Voice of Truth

The past several weeks have been eventfully uneventful. I struggle each day with trying to get out of bed. I go to my psychiatrist and fertility appointments. I take my meds. But I'm looking for a break-through, not the same-old, same-old. I want to get better. I want to live a "normal" life. I want…