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…

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…

Does Food Control You?

There is a necessary overlap between nutrition and mental health when it comes to dealing with disordered eating. Disordered eating is any form of eating that causes “disorder” in a person’s life. Maybe it contributes to emotional problems, relationship difficulty, further health problems that then perpetuate the problem. Most people are familiar with the term…

Just go to sleep!

Sleep is important. Adults need an average of 7-9 hours of sleep (uninterrupted) per night. Why is sleep so important? Regulating your circadian rhythm (your sleep-wake clock) underlies all mental health improvement. Our circadian rhythm is the master clock in our brain that tells our body's systems when to do what. It's connected to the…

Sometimes the Problem is Sin

A few months ago, my husband and I were taking a walk around the bay near us and I watched a fish jump and create ripples through the water. It was a common enough image, but it reminded me of what I’d read that morning. In the book of Joshua, there was a misunderstanding between…