Psalm 46:10

God has been bringing to mind Psalm 46 lately: God is our refuge and strength,    an ever-present help in trouble.2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,3 though its waters roar and foam    and the mountains quake with their surging. 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,    the holy place where the…

Spiritual Junk-Food

For those of you who are new here, in my counseling practice, I use nutrition to support mental health. Many of my clients experience relief from symptoms of depression and anxiety just by adjusting the way they eat. God designed our bodies to work on a steady stream of whole foods. Sugar, hydrogenated oils, preservatives…

Thistles & Brambles

In the strange events of 2020, I have been convicted repeatedly of my tendency to complain when my circumstances are less than ideal. When I find my freedoms impinged upon, my attitude tanks. It is a struggle to stay focused on my Savior and the joy before me; it’s easier to complain that I can’t…

American Gospel: Christ Alone Study Guide

This weekend, my husband and I watched the documentary American Gospel: Christ Alone on Netflix. I'd been hearing about it from friends, but hadn't taken the time to watch it. I'm so glad I did! The movie is well done, full of excellent theology and doctrine, unabashedly correcting the false gospel that has been sweeping…

Let’s Be Honest

Therefore, putting away lying, speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, because we are members of one another.” Ephesians 4:25, CSB   Have you ever seen that picture come across your social media that depicts a depressed person hiding behind a smile? You know the one; the person is holding up a picture of herself…

How does God treat depression?

As a counselor, I talk with many people struggling with feelings of depression on a regular basis. Oftentimes, these people are Christians and their feelings of depression are amplified by an unnecessary guilt that Christians shouldn’t feel depressed. I believe one day, that will be true. When Jesus returns and we are with Him in…