Fear & Joy

Why do I let fear grip me? Why do I let anxiety tear at me, peeling my skin until I am exposed and shaking, freezing in the bitter, piercing cold of [the false]* reality [I choose to let myself believe in]? How can I allow my soul to be afraid when there is truly nothing … Continue reading Fear & Joy

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Stressed Out?

We are nearing the end of a school year and a long season of busyness. This is leaving many of us sleep-deprived, stressed, and even depressed about a variety of things. Here are a few reasons why: You don't have adequate rest. You aren't enjoying moments. You aren't getting enough sleep. (Yes, sleep and rest … Continue reading Stressed Out?

time

time - this word evokes so much despair in my young soul. i feel with every cell, every farandolae in my being, that it is a box of sand (a different size box for every person) being poured through your hands. you can try to catch it. you can try to hold on to it. … Continue reading time

5×5: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When You are Distressed

Now and then, I have days where I'm just down. Sometimes it's because I'm stressed out, sometimes it's because I haven't gotten enough sleep, and sometimes it's just because of the weather. So I created this list of questions to ask myself when I'm feeling down. Through asking yourself them, you might discover the problem, … Continue reading 5×5: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When You are Distressed

5×5: 5 Sources of Joy in God/How to Not Be Sad

Lots of people feel depressed these days. I am a very "rollercoaster emotions" kind of guy, and I've definitely had seasons of feeling blue. But I've also had seasons of joy. Here are five biblical cures for depression/sadness/bad feelings. #1: God's Word Of course, Scripture is at the very top of the list. It's totally … Continue reading 5×5: 5 Sources of Joy in God/How to Not Be Sad