Dealing with Sadness … Again

It’s easy to become weary when we focus on our sadness. Jesus warned us about these times in John 16:33, … Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows …”

Taking these words to heart, what could happen if we shifted our focus? If we have seasons of sadness, then, that means we must also have seasons when we aren’t sad. What would happen if we realized we’ve been restored—even if it’s just for a short period of time.

Did you come from a broken home?

Have you gone through a painful divorce?

Has life seemed so dark that suicide was a viable option? Continue reading

How Do You Handle Dark Places?

 

Depression. If we’re honest, most of us experience it—those dark places that try to claim us. If you’ve lived any length of time, you know the view from your exciting mountaintop will inevitably be replaced by a stint in a depressing valley.

That’s the ebb and flow of life. We try to control it, but sometimes the best we can do is focus on moving through the darkness so we can climb that hill again for a glimpse of nirvana.

It’s happened through the years. King David dealt with depression. In some of his psalms, he shares the most beautiful songs of heartache and fear and loss. Even Mother Teresa dealt with the heartache of depression. She wrote of her depression in her journals—of not being lovable enough for God. Continue reading

Sheila Walsh’s, “In the Middle of the Mess”

I’m super excited about Sheila Walsh’s newest book, In the Middle of the Mess coming out this fall.

Hear a well-known Christian speaker talk about Christianity’s tabu subjects. Hear her heart–raw and transparent–as she shares, “brokenness is always the beginning of healing.”

Anticipating this book is just about as exciting as getting ready to review it.