5 warning signs your child or teen may be depressed and what to do about it

For nearly a year, the United States has been in the throes of a pandemic that has turned our lives upside down.  Masks. Zoom calls. Our hands rubbed…


Does dealing with anxiety make me a bad Christian?

I’ve never thought of myself as a person who needs to be in control. In fact, I fancy myself a pretty laid back mom (with the occasional exception).…


Stop trying to be tough

As I began my journey into adulthood, I think I subconsciously hoped to one day become an expert in pain avoidance, to deftly navigate life’s…


Are you hurting today? 10 ways to find contentment in suffering

Suffering. Why must we suffer? If God is a good and faithful Father, how can he leave us to trudge through the ruthlessness of a world that rips…


No more pretending

This year has kicked everyone’s butts. Everyone. I can’t think of one person who’s exempt. As parents, many of us feel the pressure to tow this fine…


Follow the peace

I know I’ve been writing about anxiety a lot this year. But my goodness, it feels like I honestly can’t catch a break from it. It feels like the…


The Festival of Lights: Lessons of light in the darkest seasons

As we head into December, we find ourselves in the season when the sun shines upon the northern hemisphere for the shortest amount of time in the…


Making a toolbox for anxiety

Worry has been a constant companion of mine for as long as I can remember. And as much as I wished it away, it didn’t budge. So when my fourth grade…


How to Pray When You’re Feeling Depressed

Five Helpful Words Prayer is hard at the best of times, but it’s hardest during anxious or depressed times. During such seasons, most of us find it…