The Gospel I Love is not the Gospel We’ve Been Told

The Gospel I Love is not the Gospel We’ve Been Told

I do not know how to tell my story without Jesus in it. And I think this is what I’ve been running from. I’ve been running from telling my story to people who don’t understand or don’t want to hear it. I’ve been running from the fear that I might offend, be misunderstood, not be taken seriously. And in the process, I’ve been running from me. If I stop to think too long, I have to evaluate where I fit…

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When You Know It’s Not A Coincidence

When You Know It’s Not A Coincidence

25 days. Count them. Watch them slip through your fingers like water. 25 days will not last forever. Your life here will not last forever. Family dinners, family jokes, family movie nights will not last forever. You are leaving. You are leaving the room where you grew up, the room with clothes and books strewn in piles on the floor, the room where you don’t have to share anything. You are leaving your cozy bed and your bookshelves and your…

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Where Mental Health and Jesus Meet

Where Mental Health and Jesus Meet

I’m pretty sure that if I wasn’t a Christian, I’d be fully immersed in the mental health awareness movement by now. I’d be fighting for the rights of people with depression and anxiety, focused on the benefits of medication and psychology, stamping out the stigma. But as it is… part of me hesitates. – – – On my twelfth birthday, my dad took me out to breakfast and told me that I have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. I didn’t tell him this…

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