The title of the article captured me: The Opposite of Addiction is Connection... What an interesting thought. I haven't had time to read the article, but I intend to. Especially now, following the events of Sunday night. Just as hate cannot coexist with love. And after an event like this, we can't help but wonder, where was … Continue reading Where was Love?
I've read several articles about "functional" anxiety and depression...though, by definition, anxiety and depression impair functioning... However, in today's world, we recognize we still have to somehow live our lives... When people picture anxiety and depression, they often imagine the extremes. We picture that commercial where depression is the robe that never leaves us. Or we … Continue reading A Rose by Any Other Name…
In the field I work in, it is estimated that up to 67% of us experience high levels of burnout...something we can experience at any time in our careers, not just the later years. Combine my drive with perfection and my world-view that tells me to put everyone else above myself: I am a prime … Continue reading It’s a Process
I'm sitting at my computer, looking at colleges to apply as an adjunct professor for psychology...and I'm terrified... I feel unqualified & inexperienced... But, I know it is part of my calling, part of my desire, and teaching is something that makes me come alive... Why do steps of faith leave us in such terror? … Continue reading Step of Faith
for me, summer is not a good time of year. It brings out the worst in me, and the hotter it is, the worse I get.
WE ARE NOT MEANT TO DO THIS ALL ALONE...
But, safe? No, I don't really think I am...And, I don't think I ever really was...
In the back of my Bible are 2 very special pages; my war-room. Actually, I got the idea from The Sacred Echo by Margaret Feinberg. It's two facing pages that I keep prayer requests & prayer prompts on. Many just names, or names & ways to pray for them. Scrawled in the middle of one of those … Continue reading I Carry It All
But, we must stop underestimating our value; but, rather, we should regard ourselves as valued. Irreplaceable. Priceless.
I didn't realize until earlier this evening, but: I'm tired. Not just long day tired. Exhausted of resources tired. Emotionally. Spiritually. Physically. Tired. A year and five months ago, I packed up my car & moved my life 1300 miles away, in answer to God's call - a move I knew from the start was … Continue reading Find Rest My Soul